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- I'm 2000 approximately, I saw a big stick floating in the air here and other people saw it too.
There was a girl sitting on her male friend's shoulders and the stick went up. I did not see any fishing line. I ran to find a long board to knock it down but the stick floated up. Was it an art piece or regular phenomenon?Written 17 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Angla Windmill Park is one of the frequently cited attractions on Saaremaa Island. It’s about 15 miles north of Kuressaare, and only a slight detour along the way. It’s an easy side trip.
We had the sense that the windmills were part of the large adjacent farm. There are about 5 windmills from the late 1800s. There is some OK descriptive material about the various windmills, as well as several antique farm implements on display. You can go into at least some of the windmills. One had three floors, with the original gears etc. intact.
There is a visitor center that has a small café and old equipment on display in the basement as well as around the site. This is a good spot for a break if you are traveling on the island.
There was an admission fee of 5 or 6 Euros. We saw at least one tour group during our stay.
Although we were in Estonia, the site had the feel of a roadside stop from the western United States. They had both live and wooden animals and a very large (maybe 10 feet tall) chair for photos.
This isn’t a dramatic site, but it is pretty and unusual and we’re glad we stopped. Plus, let's face it - windmills are pretty cool.Written 23 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great castle with big and interesting exhibitions within and around. Would especially recommend for a rainy day since most time will be spend indoors.Written 2 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very beautiful place to visit! From the lighthouse, the views were spectacular. It was amazing to see the cross waves at the tip of the peninsula.Written 8 August 2023
- Somewhere around 3,500 years ago, a 20- to 100-ton meteor broke up just over what is now Kaali and smashed into the earth, forming multiple craters over about a square mile. The largest of was a crater about 300 feet across, the bottom of which is now filled with water.
There is a small museum/store of sorts near the site that is convenient but not necessary for parking. The crater isn’t far from there, but there is limited parking closer in. There are also some boards with informative material about the site.
Going into the crater is easy, but also an experience. It’s kind of eerie even though it has hundreds of years of growth. There isn’t much doubt that you are in an unusual space. One of our group described it as her favorite site on the island.
This is one of those sites that is super cool, but where there isn't really that much to do other than see it and maybe walk around it. We were here for about 45 minutes. If you want, there are other craters from the original meteor in the immediate area. Still, there are only so many places on Earth where you can walk into a meteor crater, so it’s not something you can do very often.Written 23 June 2023
- A very beautiful lighthouse and it is worth to visit it and climb the lighthouse and take a look at the Baltic Sea. It is quite scary, but everything is safe.Written 3 July 2023
- The food in this restaurant is of a good quality and copious. We enjoyed 2 meals there. We also visited the windmill on several floors which is very interesting.Written 6 October 2019
- Nice spot for an evening stroll in Kurressare, and why not enjoy it with a mythical tale of the area.
The sculpture depicts Suur Tõll , a mythical hero of the island Saaremaa, and his wife Piret.
According to the Legend, Sõrve peninsula was important to Tõll, as from there he reached the shortest way to the island Ruhnu, where he had his cabbage field. When his wife Piret started to make a fire under the cauldron, then Tõll went through the sea to his cabbage field and came back in half an hour, so that he could hand Piret the cabbages when the water had just started to boil.Written 22 January 2020
- Definitely a must go-to place with kids! Our kids (9 and 11) had a blast. The people who work there were very kind and guided the kids very well. Also, fun games for the kids. (Little tip: If you don't want them to start the tour with the torture chamber, just tell them!) There is so much more to see and to experience! Kids loved it.Written 24 July 2023
- A peaceful place to walk through. Great ice cream shop on one edge. Stop and catch up on your reading.Written 2 August 2018
- I visited Good Kaarma as part of a G Adventures tour I was traveling with. The owners have done a great job creating an inviting, warm environment that radiates with loving energy. The morning that we went to Good Kaarma to learn more about soap making, my stomach wasn't feeling well. Our tour guide told the owner and she immediately made me a hot drink with apple cider vinegar and within 30 minutes I felt like a new person. The soaps smell so good and are made with all natural ingredients. I would highly encourage making this a stop if you visit Saaremaa Island.Written 11 November 2019
- It is such a nice view and path that leads to the crater. The colour of the crater is light green and looks interesting. The crater is small from the top but when you come closer it looks much biggerWritten 8 August 2015
- Was nice to visit during the holiday season with a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. Just very relaxing and antique-feeling. There's also plenty of restaurants there and a nice old church.Written 13 January 2020
- Some museums are really worth a visit. That's how I felt about the Saare Kek Museum. Fascinating and well-curated, this museum tells a story of living in Estonia during the 70s and 80s Soviet occupation. It is filled with interesting objects and personal stories that make you stop and appreciate life today.
The exhibition said that if the smallest budget-supermarket of today's Estonia could be transported back into the 1980s, it would have been by far the best shop in the Soviet block and people would have organised shopping trips to it from all over Estonia and even other states.
Also, all exhibits translated into English, Russian, Finnish, and Estonian.Written 4 June 2023
- Saaremaa is not so plane, if you visit Viidumäe. Nice hiking trials, take "off" and picnic buscet with you!Written 16 June 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Saaremaa
- The most popular things to do in Saaremaa with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Kuressaare Castle
- Saaremaa Museum
- Angla Windmill Park and the Heritage Culture Centre
- Kaali Meteorite Crater
- Suur Toll and Piret
Saaremaa Attractions Information