Sights & landmarks in Saaremaa

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  • Emma M
    Bristol, UK111 contributions
    Great museum! The museum is huge and there’s loads of information about Saaremaa’s history right from the medieval period up to their independence from the Soviet Union. The exhibition is full of information and great displays of Soviet items. The castle is absolutely stunning, too!
    Written 27 October 2022
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA1,635 contributions
    My wife and I spent about an hour here. We got an audio guide which focuses on the castle. It was informative but a lot of the discussions were too long. There were a few interesting parts but I found it a bit tedious.

    We were much more impressed with, and interested in, the permanent displays. They had one on the Forest Brothers - a group of anti-Soviet resistance fighters. It was excellent. The exhibits on the WW2 era were also very well done.

    They have a nice gift shop and the workers are very helpful.

    Recommended.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Dahu60
    United Kingdom47 contributions
    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
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  • Greg F
    Auckland Central, New Zealand997 contributions
    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
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA1,635 contributions
    I enjoyed this place more than I thought I would. The windmills are in good condition and are pretty interesting. Signage is in Estonian and English. They have an exhibit of local photographs and other things in the main building. Nothing too fascinating but some of the biographies are interesting,

    Definitely worth a stop if you’re visiting Saaremaa.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • DoubleUD
    Tallinn, Estonia19 contributions
    The crater is impressive and there is good information available on its history. Parking is nearby, and there’s also a food store if you need one.
    Written 18 August 2021
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  • Jan S
    Helsinki, Finland78 contributions
    Beautiful lighhouse with amazing view from the top. The climb is quite high and a bit exhausting, but well worth it! The nearby peninsula is beautiful and worth walking. You can even find some fossils from the beach. A couple of restaurants next to the lighthouse as well.
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • nycladybug
    New York City, NY28 contributions
    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
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    Jericho, VT34 contributions
    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
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  • Tl1982
    Slovenia28 contributions
    The monument was built in the Soviet era to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Red Army. The inscription on the monument - to the "defenders and liberators" of Saaremaa - clearly reflects the political views of the Soviet side and is probably something that few Estonians these days would identify with.

    Yet for all that, stopping by the monument does give you an opportunity to think about the troubled past and perhaps reflect on the brutality of war that took place there not all that long ago. Even more so, all the politics aside, it is a very quiet, tranquil spot much like many other historic battlefields.

    We took the time to walk around the nearby beach and forest, which is absolutely stunning, with plenty of moss and mushrooms. The contrast between the beauty of nature and the man-made horrors of war makes this a very special place.
    Written 26 September 2017
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  • valeryr1965
    Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel3 contributions
    Wonderful place. My wife and daughters (12 and 15) with me spend there full day. The owner is great and kind man with deep knowledge and willing to share it. Everything is build by him and possible to try... Thanks to owner. It was great time.
    Written 8 August 2018
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  • PBTravelstheWorld
    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    Very large church in small village/farm. Though it was locked up tight it was an interesting stop to walk around. There are a few other carved stones under protective roofs to see and some information (to weathered to read). The carving on the building is interesting and this obviously supported a much bigger congregation then the small village in the immediate area today.
    Written 29 August 2020
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  • PBTravelstheWorld
    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    Memorial to those who fought for the First Period of Latvian Independence 1918-1920. It is located right in the middle of town and is perfect to stroll by in the evening after a good dinner.
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • Pekka Tai Joku V
    9 contributions
    A bit poor condition. Better visit would be REO. 12 km from city center. Open every day. Monks and nuns labouring in gardens.
    Written 5 August 2019
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  • GinDub
    Quebec City, Canada640 contributions
    A small little city with charm . you can stop take a coffee and enjoyed the architecture the city hall is very nice clean and stand there
    Written 6 October 2019
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