Estonia’s ‘King of Stones’ – the Pahkla boulder

TENDALI, Pahkla küla, Kohila vald, Rapla maakond

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‘Pahkla Suurkivi’ is a boulder measuring 29.5 metres in circumference and standing 4.4 metres high. It is not the biggest boulder in Estonia but earns the name of ‘King of Stones’ due to its majesty.

Did you know…?
*The German residents of Pahkla manor were said to have parties and danced on the boulder.
*If you look hard enough you might even find the lord of the manor’s golden pocket watch that is said to have been lost down a crack in the boulder!
*There are three smaller boulders nearby: the ‘Mari nutukivi’, ‘Mägrakivi’ and the Ussi field boulder whose 17 cracks are said to represent the 17 victims sacrificed on it.

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Open all year round

24 hours

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Getting there

On the Viljandi highway near the Statoil petrol station at Urge in Kohila municipality, you will see a sign directing you to the ‘Estonia's King of Stones’ (10 km). Follow the signs from there.

  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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