New museums and attractions in 2018

Photo: Mariann Liimal, Visit Estonia

New museums and attractions in 2018

 Estonia has a rich history impacted by key events that shaped the contemporary Europe. The country has been a home to a number of neighbouring nations, leaving traces of their cultural heritage in the modern Estonian culture. With just 1.3 million habitants, Estonia is a home to a whopping 250 museums storing historical gems and fun modern attractions. Let's take a closer look at new places to visit in 2018.

Sõrve Lighthouse

Located in the most southern part of Estonia's largest island Saaremaa, you'll see a beautiful view to the sea and even get a glimpse of Latvia on a clear day. Re-opened in June 2018, 248 steps take you to the top of the lighthouse. The height of Sõrve Lighthouse from its foot is 52 metres (53 metres above sea level).

Vastseliina bishop's castle

Vastseliina bishops' castle was announced sacred in 1353 by pope Innocentius VI. Pilgrims regularly visited the castle until 16th century. Today, visitors can take tours to the old castle ruins dating back to 14th century, the main house, tavern, a little chapel, manor park and pilgrim house.

T1 ferries wheel and Super Skypark

Super Skypark opens at the end of October 2018 and offers stunning views of Tallinn Old Town, the coast and beyond. Located 120 metres from the ground, the park is located on the roof of T1 shopping centre, featuring weatherproof gondolas perfect year-round.

Arvo Pärt Centre

Indisputably the most well known modern classical music composer, Arvo Pärt's music has been featured in numerous films, including in the Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood. Arvo Pärt center is the perfect place to follow his creative journey. The architecture of the centre combines the nature of Laulasmaa, a coastal area near Estonia's capital city Tallinn. The center invites the guests to participate in exhibitions, movies, tours and talks. Arvo Pärt center will open on the 13th of October, open for all guests from 17th of October.

New attractions at Kiviõli Adventure Centre

15 sports and leisure activities were added to this family centre located on a man-made hill, providing an exciting experience for visitors of all  ages. 
One of the most popular attractions continued to be the mine with fascinating  rocks, with six real working  excavators. The fire fighting academy provides a fire drill for the whole family, where you will be able to drive to the action zone and help extinguish "flaming" buildings. 
More courageous visitors will have an opportunity to put themselves to the test in the high-rise adventure park. There are four different heights, with the highest being 12 metres up and  the lowest suitable for children from the age of 4. 

Lange Moto Centre

Opened in April 2018, Lange Moto Centre is the biggest go-kart centre in Estonia offering VR with rally simulator. In Lange Moto Centre you can arrange business events, parties or just enjoy your day at the café area. Lange Moto Centre is located beside Estonian Aviation Museum, just 10 kilometres from Tartu city centre.

Laitse Rally Park

Only a 30-minute drive from Tallinn city centre, you will arrive to a theme park that is full of adrenaline and fun!
Here you can race with Lada or BMW rally cars, go-karts, drive with a tricky car or UAZ off-road car. A number of classical cars are exhibited at the park, available for rent.

Last updated : 08.08.2018
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