Haapsalu Castle

Haapsalu Castle is an architectural gem built in the 13th century, which until the end of the 17th century was the seat of power of the local authorities. This is one of the best-preserved castles in Estonia and home to the most famous ghost in Estonia – the White Lady!

There is a museum on medieval history in the main castle, through which you can also get to the southern cathedral, first mentioned in writing in 1279. There is a children’s playground inspired by the Middle Ages in the moat.
You can visit the courtyard for free, but you have to buy a ticket to get to the museum.

Haapsalu Castle is an architectural gem built in the 13th century, which until the end of the 17th century was the seat of power of the local authorities. This is one of the best-preserved castles in Estonia and home to the most famous ghost in Es

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  • Totally unexpected

    I did not expect to find such a huge castle in such a little town, It is really well preserved and you can stroll around this magnificent place, climb the towers and visit the museum. Also great for...

  • Interactive

    Nice castle, quiet, lots to do: Play with swords and helmet, climb the towers, play with water clock, nice views, interest and big.

  • Loved it

    Right in the centre of the Old Town of Haapsalu, quite amazing when one considers its age and its huge size and it is still standing many centuries on. Was lovely just walking around the grounds and...


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