Back in the 13th century, Estonia's state of the art forts and strongholds made neighbouring kingdoms pale in comparison. Today, you can still tour many of these great walls holding hundreds of years of wartime history.
While many have fallen into ruin, there are still a number of perfectly intact forts in Estonia. Being a massive statue of a building, Kuressaare fort in Saaremaa lies in the midst of a humble small town and is considered the best preserved medieval fort in the Baltic states. For more scenic views and colossal fortresses, visit the capital Tallinn and Eastern border town Narva.
Indrek Hargla’s books invite the reader to step into the atmosphere of medieval Tallinn