Paide Vallitorn and Ruins of the Order Castle at Vallimägi

Paide Vallitorn and Ruins of the Order Castle at Vallimägi

Veski tänav 11, Paide linn, Paide

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The construction of the Paide Order Castle began in 1265 using local white limestone. The first building on Vallimägi Hill was the octagonal Tall Hermann Tower, which was destroyed by the retreating Red Army in 1941. The tower was restored for the 650th anniversary of the St George's Night Uprising in 1993.
Interesting facts: The stronghold established in Paide was the second castle built by the order in the territory of Estonia after Viljandi. Paide Vallitorn became the symbol of Paide Town and Järva County and is depicted on their coats of arms. There is a memorial on Paide Vallimägi Hill to the four Estonian elders executed during the uprising.

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Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskus
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In a sunny afternoon

We chose Wednesday to go Paide Castle. It is a fine place with different stories in every floor. It looked amazing from the top of the tower.



Medival Vallimägi ruins and park

Enjoyed a lovely walk around the park. Dont miss the Tower: historic exhibition through the decades in Estonian history. Or take the lift to the rooftop cafeteria.



Nice place to visiy

Visited many times, offers nice view to Estonian history. Restaurant offers nice food and it is decent place for lunch.

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