Harimägi and Harimäe Observation Tower

Mäeküla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond

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Harimägi is one of the largest mesas in the Otepää Uplands (211 m above sea level). It is worth coming to Harimäe whenever you are near Otepää.

The Harimäe Observation Tower is located 3 km from Kääriku in the direction of Sangaste. The height of the tower is 28 m, and the highest viewing platform is 24 m high. The tower offers views of the Otepää mountains and across the Väike Emajõgi valley to the Karula upland.

Camping is also allowed at the tower.

Good to know: Harimägi is also called 'Leenard and Leonhard's hill.' From 1816 to 1819, geodetic surveys were carried out here by the internationally recognised astronomer and surveyor Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struwe (1793–1864).

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Open all year round

24 hours

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Getting there

The Harimägi and Harimäe observation tower is located 4 km from Kääriku Sports Centre along a gravel road in the direction of Restu.

  • Signposted
  • By car
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Luca A

Good views from the tower

It can be just any other tower in Estonia but it's nice nonetheless. A suggested stop while going from Rõuge to Otepää.



Amazing Otepaa!!

Otepaa are fantastisc region for walking, sightseeing and travelling. We stay at Vea Villa with tasty breakfast and wonderful owner.



What a view!

Very good view to the area! Definitely worth going up. Very good location: accessible by car or bicycle, on foot or skis.

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