Rakvere Castle

Source: Toomas Tuul

Rakvere

Fifth largest town in Estonia, Rakvere draws in visitors with its impressive 13th century castle ruins, contemporary town square and spa culture.

Located close to the scenic coast and picturesque Lahemaa national park, Rakvere is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking for urban comforts in a rural setting. Rakvere is also an attractive and rapidly developing town with an alternative edge, being the host of a range of quirky punk music events and festivals.

Rakvere is on the 2020 Sustainable Top 100 destinations list. The competition for international sustainable travel destination success stories is organised by Green Destinations to recognise places that put effort into making the experience of visitors more sustainable and value-based. Rakvere submitted their project on the renovation of apartment buildings in the city centre to make them more energy efficient. As a result of the project, the residents of 52 apartment buildings have smaller bills and a large part of the city looks more modern, which also attracts tourists.

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