Lake Pühajärv

The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region. There is a beach with a beach house, ball game courts, rest areas, cafés and a pier by the northern tip of Lake Pühajärv.
There are many springs in the lake and the Spring of Love is the most famous of these. The Väike Emajõgi River starts from the southern tip of the lake. A 12 km hiking track runs about the lake. Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso blessed the lake in 1991 and this event is commemorated with a wooden sculpture on the lake’s shore by the park.

The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region. There is a beach with a beach house, ball game courts, rest areas, cafés and a pier by the northern tip of Lake Pühajärv.

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  • A very sceninc and beautiful lake

    Being by the lake is a pure pleasure. Enjoy walks or jogging, enjoy the beautiful nature (especially, sunsets). This is said to be the most often painted object in Estonia.

  • One of the most beautiful lakes in Southern Estonia, great holiday destination

    Boating in summer, skiing or fishing in winter, good facilities around - excellent restaurant @GMP Clubhotel, lots of places to stay overnight or spend few days.

  • Very nice view!

    I would really recommend you visit this place if you're traveling to Otepää (Otepaa)! The Lake looks really nice! Im not sure if you can swim in it, but I recommend you should look at the view! And...


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