When Rakvere started spreading out to the areas surrounding its castle during the Middle Ages, Pikk Street became its central concourse, and remained so for the better part of five centuries.
In the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Pikk was the main street for business and trade in Rakvere, home to the town's bank, stores, restaurants and guesthouses. Strolling along the street today, you can pop into art and other galleries, handicraft stores and a church, treat yourself to a meal and settle down for a relaxing night in comfortable accommodation.
Did you know...?
- Despite its name ('pikk' means 'long' in Estonian), at 1182 m it is only the 17th longest street in the city.
- Rakvere's longest street, at 1916 m, is Vabaduse Street.