Large and Small Taevaskoda sandstone outcrops

Large and Small Taevaskoda sandstone outcrops

SAESAARE PARKLA, Taevaskoja küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond

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The two Taevaskoda outcrops on the banks of the ancient valley of the Ahja River are one of the most frequently visited sites in southern Estonia. The sandstone outcrops and the ancient river form the most beautiful part of the Ahja River Landscape Reserve.

Legends speak of caves, secret passageways and of demons and a mermaid with a golden comb. A walk from the Saesaare dam to the Small Taevaskoda outcrop, the Emaläte spring, the Neitsikoobas cave and the Large Taevaskoda outcrop, which rises 22.5 metres above the river, is worth undertaking in every season.

The beautiful and exciting natural setting attracts hikers – it is a place that every Estonian visits at least once in their life!

NB! The bridge in Large Taevaskoda is closed at the moment!

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Food and drinks

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • On foot only


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