Käsmu chapel and cemetery

Laane tee 4, Käsmu küla, Haljala vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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The village of Käsmu is home to a wooden chapel, erected using money donated by the villagers in 1863. The surrounding cemetery is the final resting place of more than 30 sea captains who brought prominence to the village. The cemetery has one of Estonia’s most beautiful monuments, erected by a Captain Tiedemann in memory of his most beloved daughter Signe, who died at a young age. Made in Finland from cast metal, the monument was completed in 1937.

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Open all year round

24 hours

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Getting there

Driving along the Tallinn-Narva highway, turn off at towards Haljala and travel on to Võsu. Pas through Võsu and continue on, following the signs.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Käsmu
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Not my favorite place

This is at the cemetery quite big building. Wasn’t the favorite place. But it could be interesting. Especially for history lovers.



Small, neat chapel

The chapel gave a very authentic feeling of how the local community has congregated around it for many years before tourists had first arrived in Kasmu. Nice place where to stop for a minute!

Martin B

Martin B

A place of prayer and tranquility

This lovely chapel dating many hundreds of years back has been renovated. Its 18th century organ is an absolute treasure.

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