Kuressaare Castle is considered one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the Baltics. It is located in the city of Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa. The castle also houses the Saaremaa Museum, with an interesting mix of exhibitions. A dramatic epoch is depicted with a copy of a rowing boat telling the story of the events that took place in 1944, when the Germans were still holding Saaremaa, but the Soviet army was approaching. A total of 25,000 people, of whom 6,000 Estonian Swedes, fled over the autumnal Baltic Sea. Many set out from the peninsula of Sörve, which is closest to Gotland.
Estonian Open Air Museum
The Estonian Open Air Museum gives an overview of how families from different walks of life lived during the 1800s, 1900s and 2000s. Here are farms that show what a village in the 19th century looked like, including a church, an inn, school, mills and other buildings.