In 2007, the European Commission launched the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) competition in order to draw attention to the value and diversity of less-known tourism destinations and to introduce them better. These top 10 nature tourism destinations in Estonia have been selected from among the winners and nominees of the EDEN competitions in Estonia.
HAAPSALU – romantic old town, resort and sea mud, bird-watching capital
2013 winner in category “EDEN. Estonia’s hidden treasures. Accessible tourism”
This romantic town is often called the Venice of the North and the narrow streets of its Old Town, surrounded by wooden-laced houses, have not undergone any significant changes since the beginning of the 20th century and cosy walks thereon bring visitors back to the seaside time and again. Haapsalu along with its nearby areas is one of the best in-town bird-watching spots in Estonia.