The western coast of Europe’s 4th largest lake is dotted with traditional culture, scenic country roads and is an especially rewarding destination for those who enjoy fishing on ice and water.
Natural and ethnic landscape of Peipsimaa area is as diverse and nuanced as Estonian history. Here you’ll find aristocratic mansions, lighthouses, traditional market culture and colourful cottages marking the onion route.
Peipsi area is home to Old Believers, a traditional religious minority recognised as hard-working and skillful fishermen, builders and keen onion cultivators. So if you’re looking for that hearty, home-cooked dinner experience, make sure to have a taste of the many pastries and onion dishes available.
In 2007, the European Commission launched the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) competition. Peipsiveere onion route was the nominee in 2010 in category “EDEN. Estonia’s hidden treasures. Water tourism”.
Superfood recipe: rabbit liver with vanilla foam & Peipus onion with raspberry jam from Visit Estonia on Vimeo.
There are over 400 churches in Estonia open to visitors. From medieval to modern, these churches offer insight into Estonia's history and culture.
Estonia's pristine nature is home to top-notch restaurants and traditional cafes. Visitors willing to explore can uncover some truly tasty treats.
Estonia's Old Believers live along the shores of Lake Peipsi. A trip to experience their centuries-old culture is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Ice skating in Estonia is never boring. Glide over frozen rivers and bog lakes, twirl on urban ice rinks, skate over the sea — options are endless!
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