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  • Jenny R
    Turku, Finland26 contributions
    We went to Haapsalu for a day trip from Tallinn by bus, and enjoyed out visit very much! We started with a visit to a day spa, and then went out for a stroll. The promenade is beautiful and late in autumn it was calm and still to walk along. There is interesting history to be read about the buildings, and the whole area is quite picturesque. At the end of your walk we found a cozy and warm (the wind was getting a bit cold) restaurant, where we had dinner. This is a place I would definitely want to revisit, and I can imagine it would be so nice in summer time as well, albeit not as tranquil. If you are in Tallinn or nearby, I highly recommend a day trip to Haapsalu!
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • SakuKim
    Los Cristianos, Spain304 contributions
    Impressive castle to visit with children. This is a must visit in Haapsalu and a very good reason to visit Haapsalu. We visited last time in December 2021 but know that there are lots of events like concerts and American car show organised during summer months. A few hours past quite fast walking around and in the castle.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • SakuKim
    Los Cristianos, Spain304 contributions
    Impressive castle to visit with children. There was a children playground just a few minutes walk from the castle. This is a must visit in Haapsalu and a very good reason to visit Haapsalu. We visited last time in December 2021 but know that there are lots of events like concerts and American car show organised during summer months. A few hours past quite fast walking around and in the castle.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
    The bus stopped right next to the train station which is now a museum and a good place to start exploring Haapsalu. The building itself is rather grand and the platform is 216 m long. The Russian Czars used to come here as it was a summer resort town. Part of the station building has an imperial pavilion. The station was used from 1904 to 1995 and is now a museum. Some old railway stock can be seen on the tracks and there is a small entrance fee but i was never charged.
    Written 21 June 2019
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  • SakuKim
    Los Cristianos, Spain304 contributions
    Haapsalu old town is my favorite place to visit in Estonia. The small old town is surrounded by the sea, very nice small streets to walk, visit some restaurants or cafe´. There were places on the sea where the ice was cleaned from snow and ice skaters enjoying themselves. The town is not busy in winter time, rather peaceful. Lots of great apartments available, some close to the old town even have sauna and zacuzzi where we relaxed.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
    This is a small museum but interesting to spend an hour here. I never realised how many Swedes lived along the coastline and islands. There are documentaries to watch while you are there and some old houses outside as well as an annex across the road. Also there is a small walkway over the water where you can see their traditional boats. Well worth the 3 euro entrance fee.
    Written 22 June 2019
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  • Olavi K
    Haapsalu, Estonia4 contributions
    It is intresting place where you can learn about Ilon Wikland - The illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books.
    You can read, play and spend nice time with your kids
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • palawanismyhome
    Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
    This church can be found in a park by the promenade. Unfortunately it was closed during my visit but still it makes for a beautiful photograph.
    Written 21 June 2019
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  • Mia k
    Katunayaka, Sri Lanka3 contributions
    We were welcomed by the hostess who told us about the artists life and paintings. The house has very interesting architecture and interior design is authentic.
    Definitely visit when in Haapsalu!
    Written 22 June 2019
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  • Oleg Y
    Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions
    Surprise after surprise we were getting at in the magic Haapsalu Town and one of them was this amazing Haapsalu Shawl Museum.
    It is located in Ehte street, just above the region of Haapsalu Episcopial Castle. Actually, this museum is settled in a jewellery workshop, with a permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Haapsalu shawl, that shows to the visitors the very fine patterns of shawls and generally, the art of knitting handicraft.
    Also is possible to buy one of the masterpieces for yourself.
    We were very glad to see such nice exhibition.
    Written 30 September 2017
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  • MC0777
    Oulu, Finland7,102 contributions
    This is a place to sit after having a walk on a beach side of the city.
    As you approach the bench, you begin to hear the composer's music and information about him.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • TGaines
    Ridgefield, CT USA67 contributions
    A dolomite creation Sundial, was completed by Roman Haavamae, a well known designer and sculptor of Haapsalu urban area, in 1924. It tells the story of human life from the beginning to the end and the text along the perimeter says :Thus a human life disappeares in the endless circle of time...
    Written 9 August 2016
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  • Evitabella
    11 contributions
    Great museum to visit. Very interesting house and approach to leave walls inner side presented. It works well for great artist Evald Okas paintings. Definitly place to visit again.
    Written 28 June 2020
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