Haapsalu Old Town

Karja tn, Haapsalu

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Haapsalu, which is bordered by the sea on three sides, fits on a piece of land with a size of just 10.59 km2. The Old Town is located on a peninsula with two eskers, which continue to the north-west as a chain of islets (holms) connected to the mainland. There are low meanders between the holms – Suur and Väike Viik.
The culturally and environmentally valuable Old Town of Haapsalu can be divided into its medieval section and the 20th-century health resort area. The medieval part is around the Episcopal castle with the medieval network of Kooli, Jaani, Vee, Linda, Rüütli and Väike-Mere Streets and buildings. It is surrounded by a belt of wooden houses and the Promenade, Aafrika beach, and parks.

Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • Signposted
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


Worth to see

Definetely worth a visit and walk around the Old Town. Its a bit different when comparing to other old towns in Estonia with similar age.



Nice summer time city

This is good located city in south of Estonia, old city is amazing with castle, wooden houses and cafes.



It totally deserve a visit!

We had such a fantastic time in Haapsalu, it is a small town with a gorgeous old town including an old castle and fortress. it is like travelling back in time. Also the old train station is like a...

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