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- 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 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 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 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Review of: Monument For the Inhabitants of Saaremaa Who Have Lost Their Lives in the War of IndependenceMemorial 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 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Two ship wrecks were discovered in Salme in 2008. It is unique in the entire Europe. Today, a row of concrete benches indicates the size of the ships and an information board stand at the site. Was definetely worth a visit.Written 1 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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- These places are best for monuments & statues in Saaremaa:
- Suur Toll and Piret
- Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi
- Monument For the Inhabitants of Saaremaa Who Have Lost Their Lives in the War of Independence