West Estonia

Kuressaare Kuursaal

It is believed that a local pharmacist came up with the idea of building a Kuursaal (resort hall).  Construction took eight months, and it was officially opened on 11 June 1889. In the centre part, the so-called White Hall, housed a restaurant, while the right wing was home to a summer theatre and the left wing was used for a kitchen area and offices. The theatre mostly hosted performances by ensembles from Germany, but Estonian actors started appearing here after World War I.

Good to know

*In 1989 the kuursaal was named 'Best Building in Soviet Estonia 1988'

There are cosy rooms in the guesthouse on the second floor. 


West Estonia

Opening times

26. april - 9. sept

Mon-Thu 12:00 - 22:00

Fri-Sun 12:00 - 23:00

10. sept - 25. april

Advanced booking only


Lossipark 1, Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond