Kiiu Vassal Stronghold, or the Kiiu Tower

The medieval Kiiu Tower was probably completed in the beginning of the 16th century, and it is located in Kiiu manor park.

This former residential tower is the smallest surviving medieval defensive structure in the Baltic countries. The tower has four floors; the walls are 1.8 m thick, and the inner diameter of the tower is 4.3 m. Narrow windows served as embrasures, the circular balcony was a defence passage.

In the time of war, only the first floor was used as living quarters; the rest was for defence purposes. The defence passage that surrounds the second floor and rests on beams is unique in the Baltic countries.

The defensive structure, which resembles a Dutch windmill from afar, was restored in 1974. The tower also houses a café.

The medieval Kiiu Tower was probably completed in the beginning of the 16th century, and it is located in Kiiu manor park.

This former residential tower is the smallest surviving medieval defensive structure in the Baltic c

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  • Superb coffee!

    Tasty & cheap coffee in an adorable tower, and a lovely owner that described the history of the tower for us, before letting us go on a little tour upstairs. The homemade food was so good we almost...

  • It is reasonable to take a pause in this place

    The very smallest castle in Europe - just 1 tower with 4 floors. But very romantic and very sincere hostess. It will tak just 15-20 minutes to explore the castle and to enjoy very tasty coffee.

  • Tiny castle with great cultural value

    It is not so easy to find this tower. It located about 500 meters from road, and there are no any information sign about it. But for normal tourists it is regrettable to miss it. Nowadays this tiny...


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