Tahkuna Lighthouse

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Tahkuna Lighthouse
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Tahkuna Lighthouse is situated on the north end of Hiiumaa. The construction of the cast iron lighthouse began in 1873. The lighthouse is assembled of cast iron parts of so-called Gordon system. System is based on prefabricated details, that are easy to transport. That's the reason why this high tower was rather easy to build. Interesting to know:• Czaric Russia bought the lighthouse from the world exhibition of Paris in 1871.• It's the highest lighthouse in Estonia - 42,7 m above the sea level.
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Jan S
Helsinki, Finland76 contributions
Aug 2021
In my opinion this was the best of the Hiiumaa lighthouses. Amazing and beautiful view! Highest lighthouse in Hiiumaa from the ground level. Not very crowded as most of the tourists go to Kōpu. The climb up is also very nice, loved the structure and the interior :) There's also a small cafeteria next to the lighthouse.
Written 26 August 2021
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M00M
Tallinn, Estonia636 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
All those Lighthouses are so extraordinary and one can feel the history. They could improve the little shop next to Lighthouse. Not so wide range of items and not helping to introduce the Lighthouse.
Written 3 July 2020
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Ugnė L
Panevezys, Lithuania23 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We really enjoyed climbing up into this lighthouse. There was an interesting exhibition of estonian artist. It was deffinately the best view of the island. Howe ver, we decided that it vas a little pricy to pay 3 euros for visiting.
Written 15 June 2020
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kirsikivi
Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
It's the highest building of 3 main lighthouses on the island, though Kõpu lighthouse is located on a higher ground and beats Tahkuna of the total height above sea level. Loved the platform on top which you can see through :-)
Written 9 August 2018
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Margus E
39 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
There are quite a few lighthouses on Hiiumaa but this one I like most because of its location. Being the northernmost on the island, it offers a wonderful view - especially if you happen to be there during the sunset and/or strong winds. I had some of my most stunning photos there - even if I had to fight with the wind to keep my camera in one place. Nature is perhaps THE asset of Hiiumaa, and this place really shows it.
Written 7 September 2016
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Piia E
292 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is the place you can take a look to the northern part if Hiiumaa. Good view and chanche to take a pictures.
There have also the memorial sign to the children who died et the catastrophe what happened with ship Estonia at the Sea.
Written 18 July 2016
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Susa S
Helsinki, Finland57 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We visited Tahkuna tuletorn in early July. The scenery was beautiful and the lighthouse is definitely worth the visit. Admission to the lighthouse was 2 euros. The small yard cafe was nice and the waiter was friendly. Only minus was the untidy outdoor toilet.
Written 13 July 2015
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MammaZane
Riga, Latvia139 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Beautiful place with his own history. Not only great views form lighthouse - many interesting sights are situated around the tower. There are a monument on the beach dedicated to the children who perished in the Estonia ferry disaster in 1994...
Written 9 July 2015
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
I'd hazard a guess the views from Kõpu lighthouse are better. But the ground area around this lighthouse is largely unspoilt and proves good access to the sea.... be warned much of the coast of Hiiumaa is either sharp pebbles/small rocky or reedbeds / marshes. But this is really 2 attractions in 1. The memorial to the children of the disaster of the ferry 'Estonia' is here.
Written 14 July 2014
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Kevin B
Canterbury85 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
A little off the beaten track but Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses so you have to do them all. This one is really unusual: made of prefabricated cast iron panels. It was a couple of Euros to enter and this seemed a fair price since there isn't much else to do, however: the view is really good. The climb is not too bad - the expected spiral staircase was an easy climb and, critically, there are several decks / floors for you to rest on if you are unsteady. When we visited there were a number of glass 'installations' to view as well (small figure of a man, a glass swing, ladder etc). 200 metres away is the monument to the victims of the sinking of the Estonia and a number of small stone mazes. Allow 2 hours maximum for the lot.
Written 31 August 2013
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