Hosby küla, Lääne-Nigula vald, Lääne maakond
Noarootsi Church in late-Gothic style was built around 1500. You will first notice the Falu red plank roof – the church is one of the three plank-roof churches in Estonia. In the medieval times the lime and rubble stone building also had the function of being a fortified church.
Inside the church one should pay attention to the baptising stone, baroque pulpit, limestone baroque epitaph to Minister Martin Winter. Interesting facts: By the entrance there is a stone slab with royal autographs from the present King of Sweden – Carl XVI Gustav who visited Noarootsi in 1992. Across the road from the church you will see the oldest wooden building in Läänemaa – the parsonage originating from the 17th century.
Turn to Linnamäe from Haapsalu-Tallinn highway and then go to the direction of Port Dirhami. After a while you will see a signpost directing towards Pürksi. Noarootsi church is located in Hosby village just before Pürksi.