Rõuge watchtower "Pesapuu"

1, Tindi küla, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond

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The Pesapuu watchtower is 30 meters high (the top observation platform is 27 meters from the ground) and it resembles a tree with two bird nests.  The architect Karmo Tõra was the original author of the idea.

The watchtower is eye-catching during both the day and the night. In the evening, lights of different colours are turned on to shed light on the so-called bird nests or observation platforms and the so-called golden egg on the top of the tower.

Tourists that reach the top are offered picturesque views of the Nightingale Valley and the rest of Võru County. Pesapuu is opened around the clock.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

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Getting there

The Rõuge watchtower is located at Tindi village, approximately 1 km from the centre of Rõuge. Those who travel by bus should get off the bus in Rõuge and move on the Haanja highway and Tindi road to the visitors' centre at Nightingale Valley. The "Pesapuu" watchtower is located behind the centre.

  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Highly recommended, but only with nice weather!

Cool tower, beautiful view! Lovely area! Definitely worth visiting with nice weather! We were there all alone in the evening. They even had a bottle of desinfectant there! Even teenagers enoyed the...

Luca A

Luca A

Great views

We stopped here after lunch after passing by it. It is definitely on the modern side as far as estonian watchtowers go and it can shake pretty strongly if there are a lot of people. Plenty of parking...



Quirky but very cool

Worth a climb for sure as views in Estonia are few and far between. Worth exploring a little beyond as well. Free.

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