Viljandi castle park

The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a recreational zone arose. In 1863 the right to use the castle hills was received from the manor. The works were initiated in 1893.
In 1925 the Varese sild (Crow bridge) was finished and connected the town with the park. Interesting to know: · the works where initially carried out by convicts. These were people who were bearing liability in the house of detention for whatever reason and were thereby able to shorten their sentence. A main component of the landscape of the park is the relief, the proximity of a body of water is also important.

Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).

The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a recreational zone arose. In 1863 the right to use the castle

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  • Great place to visit, even winter time

    The place is easily accessible by car. The walking tracks are not hard so it is suitable for kids and elderly also. Views are nice :) It’s open 24/7 and on public holidays. There is no ticket...

  • Best lookout point towards the lake

    Great park to admire the view towards Lake Viljandi. Restful place, you can sit on the bench and have a minute of more for yourself.

  • Must try the swing!

    Park and the castle ruins are great to walk around, but if you have enough of people to must try the giant swing! Very scary if you don't like heights but it's apparently an Estonian tradition.


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