Kopu Lighthouse

Kopu Lighthouse, Korgessaare: Address, Phone Number, Kopu Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Kopu Lighthouse
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The history of the lighthouse began over 500 years ago when a landmark was needed by the Hanseatic League in the first place, as their merchants were complaining about ships disappearing in the Baltic Sea. The highest hill (68 m) of Hiiumaa, the Tornimagi, became the location of the lighthouse.In 1531 a massive stone tower was erected.Interesting to know:• Kopu is the third oldest constantly active lighthouse worldwide• In 1660 iron stairs were constructed on the outer wall of the tower.• In 1810 a staircase was built inside the tower
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Jan S
Helsinki, Finland76 contributions
Most famous of the Hiiumaa lighhouses
Aug 2021
Highest lighthouse in Hiiumaa from the sea level, although Tahkuna is higher fro the ground level. Extremely interesting history and well displayed information about nordic lighthouses. A bit crowded, but still ok, definitely worth a visit while you're in Hiiumaa.
Written 26 August 2021
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M00M
Tallinn, Estonia636 contributions
World's second oldest Lighthouse still working
Jul 2020 • Couples
It's extraordinary place and viewpoint. The view is more that 100m from sea level and the view takes you to the whole area. Lovely cafe next to the Lighthouse. Definitely worth visiting and important landmark on the island Hiiumaa.
Written 3 July 2020
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Sigrid T
Tartu, Estonia81 contributions
Jewel on the island
Jul 2019 • Family
The oldest (functioning) lighthouse on the Baltic sea is definetely worth a visit. In addition to great views from the top over much of Hiiumaa island and surrounding sea it offers an interrdting exchibition covering the history of the Kõpu lighthouse and introducing lighthouses around the Baltic.
Written 29 July 2019
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kirsikivi
Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
Great views
Aug 2018 • Family
Stairs are pretty high, could be a bit problematic for older people but therefore there are not too many steps of those high stairs. For a 9-year old no problem. Wide platform on top to enjoy the views. Long history, 3rd oldest lighthouse in the world.
Written 9 August 2018
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,771 contributions
One of the oldest
Nov 2017 • Friends
Kopu lighthouse was competed in 1531 and is one of the oldest in the world. It is easy to understand why the location was selected hundreds of years ago. Great views.
Written 11 November 2017
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Tõnis P
Kolga, Estonia47 contributions
Nice view
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very nice view, cafe right next to lighthouse, stairs are little steep but its no problem. Place to visit.
Written 21 August 2017
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AiveV
Tallinn, Estonia470 contributions
Must!
Jun 2017 • Family
If you dont have been in Kõpu tuletorn, then you don't have been in Hiiumaa :)
It's really nice outside and inside, and more fantastic views!
Its best to visit before closing time, then there is not so much visitors.
Written 3 July 2017
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Andrius Tinteris
Vilnius, Lithuania24 contributions
Panoramas lovers
Aug 2016 • Friends
Nice authentic, ancient lighthouse. I really liked those panoramic views from the top. Worth visiting!
Written 22 February 2017
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Uldis V
Jurmala, Latvia134 contributions
Rural tourism in their best
Oct 2016 • Friends
Of course lighthouse is magnificent. Majestic, white, massive and very very old. It is easy to find it even if you travel on car. Of course it is more easy to notice it from mast of Your tallship, but if you want to touch almost 400 years old walls you need to move over island. Nowadays car can bring you from ferry port to lighthouse in some hours. Keep in mind that road signs are on Estonian, so look for "Kõpu tuletorn". Yeah! Almost forget - remember that on this remote island exist time called "no season" so if you want to climb on lighthouse (it is far from easy job) visit in summer.
Written 2 November 2016
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SakuKim
Los Cristianos, Spain271 contributions
A must when in Hiiumaa
Jul 2016
This is a very historical lighthouse in Estonia. If you visit Hiiumaa (Dagö in Swedish) you should visit here with your family, friends, etc. There is a small caffee close by and also nice visit is the Kalana harbour located close.
Written 30 August 2016
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