Peipsimaa Visitor Centre

Peipsimaa Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Peipsimaa, in the village of Kolkja in Tartu County – the ancient home of the Russian Old Believers.
We offer the possibility of:
- participating in handicraft workshops (fabric printing, rope twirling, metal ornamental art, filet lace, calligraphy, etc.); 
- buying Peipsimaa handicrafts and souvenirs that have been awarded the Estonian handicraft certificate;
- visiting different exhibitions at the art gallery in Peipsimaa and the Chicory Museum;
- trying delicious onion pies, chicory soup, and samovar tea with cooked sugar;
- renting bicycles, scooters, and kick-sledges;
- we also have a children’s playhouse and a sandbox.

Peipsimaa Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Peipsimaa, in the village of Kolkja in Tartu County – the ancient home of the Russian Old Believers.
We offer the possibility of:
- participating in handicraft workshops (fabric printin

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  • Very interesting exhibition and traditional handicrafts

    on the onion route by the Peipsi lake, the visitor centre of Kolkja village exhibit traditional print indigo fabrics and chicory museum. Stop for a drink at the cafe before continuing the onion route

  • Old Russian religion introduction

    Worth seeing and visiting a market - full of local onions and other agricultural products. Place to buy cheese and vegetables for winter.

  • Schöner Ort

    Ich war am Peipussee, um etwas über die Kultur der Aktgläubigen zu erfahren, und das war ohne Guide gar nicht so einfach. Die Kirchen und Museen waren geschlossen, lediglich die Friedhöfe und das...


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