Tallinn's Forest Cemetery

Kloostrimetsa tee 36, Pirita linnaosa, Tallinn

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Tallinn's Forest Cemetery was established in Kloostrimetsa as a public cemetery in 1933. Its planning was based on natural forms, with grand structures avoided save for the final resting place of the family of President Konstantin Päts and the memorial to the victims of fascism. The only building in the cemetery is a slate chapel.

The first person to be buried in the cemetery was author Eduard Vilde on 30 December 1933. It has separate burial areas for writers, artists, actors, athletes and other public figures.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Metsakalmistu
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JulieF2978

JulieF2978

Good place to enjoy the nature at a reasonable distance from the city

The cemetery is in a forest, which is very beautiful and peaceful. Good for the ones who like to enjoy nature at a not too long distance from the city. I would definetely go there again.

JouniE10

JouniE10

Nature and tranquility

Metsakalmistu is an impressive cemetery near Pirita in Tallinn. Area is enormous, bur from the main gate you reach easily most of the celebrities. Artists, politicians, authors, sportsmen etc are all...

Derettens O

Derettens O

Wall of Heroes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES After all the song and dance over Tallinn's Bronze Soldier (Soviet Red Army) the humbleness of the representation of the 'wall of heroes' - Estonians who fought against the...

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