Dotted with castles, fortresses, churches, and other historic architectural marvels, Estonia is one of the most unique places you can travel to on your next vacation. We’ve identified several hotels which will make the perfect home base for your explorations, whether it’s on the beach of Parnu or Tallinn’s historic Old Town. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Hedon Spa & Hotel
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The Hedon Spa & Hotel can be found on the white, sandy shores of Parnu Beach. The stunning getaway spot is perfect for couples who want a holiday focused on relaxation and rejuvenation as they’ll be surrounded by nothing by beauty and tranquility in the superb location. The spa and hotel itself are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, separated into two sections; the hotel side of Hedon houses 72 contemporary-styled rooms complete with amazing amenities and their in-house fine dining restaurant, Raimond. The spa side of the hotel resembles the historical mud baths that have played a role in the city for generations.
Ranna Puiestee 1, Pärnu, 80012 Pärnu maakond, Estonia, Phone: +37-24-49-90-00
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Padaste Manor is an amazing hotel in Estonia that is full of character; the manor’s history dates back to 1566 when the King of Denmark handed the manor over to the von Knorr family for their services to the Danish Crown. Guests today will still be able to see some of the ancient walls which still stand today. You can choose to stay at either the Manor House, Carriage House, or Private Farm House. The Manor House alone offers 13 variations of rooms and suites for you to stay in. Some of the in-room amenities and features of the room include an iPad for your personal use during your stay, well-appointed bathrooms with a large bathtub and separate rainwater shower, HD television, a PS3 gaming system for entertainment, mini-bar, internet access, and more.
Pädaste, 94716 Saare County, Estonia, Phone: +37-24-54-88-00
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One of the finest hotels in Tallinn, Estonia, the Schlossle Hotel is a boutique, 5-star accommodation with 23 unique rooms and suites for guests to enjoy. You’ll find yourself right in the heart of Tallinn, on a picturesque cobblestone street, surrounded by historic buildings which date back to the 13th century. Take a loved one and disappear in the charm and romance of this wonderful place, which has an atmosphere that is hard to find elsewhere. Staying at the hotel means that you’ll be minutes away from the many cafes, museums, and sites that the medieval city of Tallinn has to offer.
Pühavaimu 13/15, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-99-77-00
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4.The Three Sisters Hotel
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In 1362, the city of Tallinn built some of its most famous medieval merchant houses. In 2003 they were renovated and opened as the Three Sisters - a 5-star hotel filled with charm, character, and luxury. Staying at the hotel means that you’ll be within the 16th century walls of Tallinn’s fabled Old Town, giving you a chance to explore a place filled with so much beauty and history. There are 23 uniquely designed rooms and suites; the hotel also offers a room that is handicap accessible. The Piano Suite is their most extravagant accommodation option and includes stylish decor, luxury amenities, and a separate dining and living area.
Pikk 71, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-30-63-00
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5.Estonia Hotels: Hotel St. Petersbourg
Hotel St. Petersbourg is not only one of Tallinn’s finest boutique hotels, but also one of the city’s oldest operating hotels, dating all the way back to the 14th century. The luxurious 5-star accommodation is situated right in the center of historic Tallinn; you’re sure to have the vacation of a lifetime surrounded by the arches and charming old buildings full of history in romantic Old Town. The hotel itself has been full preserved in its original glory, giving you the opportunity to bask in timeless splendor and modern comfort. While you’re there be sure to indulge in a delicious meal at one of the in-house restaurants, Tabula Rasa Restaurant or Kuldse Notsu Korts.
Rataskaevu 7, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-28-65-00
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6.Savoy Boutique Hotel by TallinnHotels
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The Savoy Boutique Hotel by TallinnHotels is one of the most exclusive and intimate luxury 5-star accommodations in Old Town. Enjoy sincere hospitality and extravagant amenities during your stay at the stunning hotel. Some of their hotel services include a rich buffet breakfast, on-site parking, airport transfer services, and a concierge that will be more than happy to assist you with local attractions, event tickets, restaurant reservations, and more. There are 44 elegant rooms and suites to choose from, each of which have custom-made Italian furniture and other features made by local blacksmiths. Before you leave, be sure to enjoy modern Estonian cuisine at the hotel’s in house dining establishment, Restaurant Mekk.
Suur-Karja 17, 10148 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-80-66-88
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7.Hotel Telegraaf, Autograph Collection
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Experience unparalleled luxury in Tallinn’s Old Town at Hotel Telegraaf, Autograph Collection. The 5-star accommodation is housed in a magnificent building which was originally established in 1897 as a private domain; it was then used a post office for over 70 years. Paying tribute to its history, the Hotel Telegraaf opened its doors in 2007, making it only fitting for the old cultural center of Estonia to be transformed into an elegant social epicenter. You can choose to stay in one of the hotel’s 83 rooms and suites, each of which are designed in modern art style.
Vene 9, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-00-06-00
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If you’re looking for a room or suite with the most impressive views of Old Town and the Baltic Sea, then the Swissotel Tallinn is perfect for you. The hotel is the tallest building in the city and offers panoramic vistas of your surroundings every which way you look. If you stay at one of their 238 elegantly-appointed rooms, you’ll only be ten to fifteen minutes away from important landmarks such as Tallinn International Airport and the distinctive cobblestones of medieval Old Town. The hotel provides many exclusive amenities which cater to both leisure and business travelers such as a sumptuous breakfast buffet to start your day or a heated indoor pool with sauna to relax and rejuvenate in.
Tornimäe 3, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-24-00-00
9.Hotel Palace by TallinnHotels
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Often recognized as one of the “Top 10 Hotels in Estonia”, the Hotel Palace by TallinnHotels is one of the most spectacular hotels in Old Town. It was originally constructed in 1937 and designed by Estonian architect, Elmar Lohk. The hotel and its friendly staff are dedicated to making your experience flawless from the minute you check in till the point you leave. You can choose from 79 of their modern rooms and suites, all of which offer modern tech solutions to ensure comfort during your stay such as a Samsung Galaxy Tab and an interactive television. The hotel also has special rooms for guests with allergies and/ or disabilities.
Vabaduse väljak 3, 10141 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-80-66-55
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10.Estonia Hotels: Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria
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Probably one of the rarest hotels you’ll come across not only in Tallinn but anywhere in the world, each of the rooms in Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria tells an interesting Estonian story about underwater chess games and other unique events which have taken place there. Internationally renowned, the hotel also features the works of the some of the best Estonian designers, whether it be in the actual creation of the hotel or its decor. Guests will be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring several Estonian specialties, take advantage of their state-of-the-art fitness center, and feast and have fun in one of the hotel’s many food, drink, and entertainment venues.
Viru väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-80-93-00
11.My City Hotel Tallinn
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Housed in one of Old Town’s beautiful historical buildings, My City Hotel Tallinn is an intimate and charming accommodation choice that is suitable for both business and leisure travelers. You’ll be right in the heart of all there is to experience in Tallinn’s Old Town, while still being able to take advantage of the quiet and serene environment of the hotel. There are three room styles to choose from and those who are traveling with younger children will find the Family Room to be the best option for them. Other aspects of the hotel include their award-winning in-hotel dining establishment, Restaurant MIX, and their private Finnish-style sauna.
Vana-Posti 11, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-22-09-00
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12.Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa
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The Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa is housed in an elegant 16th century mansion that will transport you to a serene and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Located within Lahemaa National Park, the manor is surrounded by fascinating natural beauty which you can explore during the day. In the evenings, sign up for one of the manors exciting events or workshops such as wine tastings, vodka tastings, herbal tea tastings, berry picking, guided walks to the iconic windmill and watermill of Vihula Manor, or even creating your very own salt scrubs.
Vihula Küla Haljala Vald, Vihula, 45402, Estonia, Phone: +37-23-26-41-00
13.Aqva Hotel & Spa
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The Aqva Hotel & Spa is a beautiful space that combines everything which makes for the perfect holiday: delicious meals, relaxing spa treatments, and enchanting entertainment for the entire family. Their water and sauna center are renowned and filled with amenities such as eight different saunas, steam bath, infrared sauna, sanarium, and a refreshing cold water swimming pool. Pamper yourself and indulge in multiple body and facial massages and treatments so that you’ll leave Aqva Hotel & Spa truly refreshed and rejuvenated. Afterwards, dine at their FRESCO lounge or the A LA CARTE RESTAURANT FIORE for delicious local and international cuisine.
Parkali 4, Rakvere, 44308 Lääne-Viru maakond, Estonia, Phone: +37-23-26-00-00
14.The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn
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The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn is an elegant lifestyle hotel that was established in the 1874 as a private estate for Baron von Stackelberg. The hotel can be found right beside the Old Town of Tallinn on the foothills of the Toompea Hill, putting you in the middle of several landmarks in the medieval town such as Toompea Castle and Nevsky Cathedral. The rooms are the definition of style and relaxation, and even their Standard Rooms is fitted with luxury features such as heated bathroom floors and designer baths or walk-in showers. For an additional scoop of extravagance, stay in their ZEN Deluxe Room, which includes a whirlpool bath and deluxe aromatherapy bathroom amenities.
Toompuiestee 23, 10137 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-60-07-00
15.Estonia Hotels: Hilton Tallinn Park
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Hilton Tallinn Park is the perfect example of contemporary comfort in a charming medieval town. Situated right in the city center of Old Town, the hotel offers panoramic views of all the amazing structures and sights of Old Town as well as Tallinn Harbor. You can spend your days walking the cobblestone streets and exploring the many shops and restaurants you’ll find there, knowing that you can come back to a good night’s sleep in the comfortable rooms at Hilton Tallinn Park. Some of the hotel’s features include a 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, spa, terrace, designated barbecue area, 24-hour business center, and an Executive Lounge.
Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, 10147 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-30-53-33
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16.Estonia Hotels: Lydia Hotel
The Lydia Hotel combines the charming atmosphere of Old Town with the comforts of modern amenities. You’ll find the beautiful hotel on the hillside of Toompea Hill behind the iconic Tartu Town Hall Square. The 4-star hotel has a choice of 70 gorgeously-decorated rooms and suites, a relaxation spa lounge with several saunas, a fitness club, and a marvelous restaurant with local and international cuisine. Their rich buffet breakfast is renowned for being a delicious array of hot and cold cuisine that is sure to be the perfect start to your day; for a more intimate experience, have the delicious breakfast delivered to your room.
Ülikooli 14, 51003 Tartu, Estonia, Phone: +37-27-33-03-77
17.Estonia Hotel: Nordic Hotel Forum
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Situated in the heart of Tallinn, the Nordic Hotel Forum is a modern 4-star hotel that is just steps away from the historic and picturesque Old Town. It has been the hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers for years, as it’s filled with amenities to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay. There are 267 rooms at the hotel, all of which are spacious and elegantly furnished. In-room amenities may include luxury linen and pillows, LCD television, mini-bar, wireless Internet access, and more. There are designated rooms to accommodate those who may have special requirements and/ or allergies. The hotel has two dining establishments: the Lobby Bar and Restaurant Monaco; the latter is a modern fusion kitchen with classic international cuisine for diners of all ages to enjoy.
Viru väljak 3, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-22-29-00
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18.Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn
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The Radisson Blu Sky Hotel in Tallinn is a wonderful choice for those who are traveling to Estonia. The hotel is quick drive from the airport and is centrally located amidst all there is to see and do in the city center. You’ll be within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tallinn Old Town, and its impressive array of Gothic architecture such as Tallinn Town Hall. Their array of standard and business class rooms and suites are all spacious, marvelously decorated, and many of them offer spectacular views of Old Town and the Baltic Sea.
Rävala puiestee 3, 10143 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-82-30-00
19.Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa
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The Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa is a 4-star accommodation that is situated on the golden sand beaches of Parnu. They have 106 hotel rooms that are spacious, beautifully-decorated, and are the perfect base to go explore the city from. All guests can indulge in their complimentary breakfast and make use of the free WiFi throughout the hotel. After a day of adventure, come back to a relaxing spa treatment or a dip in the hotel’s sauna. You can also satiate your taste buds with delicious food and drink from Restaurant NOOT or the hotel’s cafe and lobby bar.
A. H. Tammsaare puiestee 4a/6, Pärnu, 80014 Pärnu maakond, Estonia, Phone: +37-24-40-10-10
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20.Estonia Hotels: Noorus Spa Hotel
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Noorus Spa Hotel is a luxurious complex that revolves around its relaxing, state-of-the-art rooms and spa. The hotel has 114 rooms and suites and is one of the newest additions to the many resorts in the area. You’ll find the services to be amazing as all of them are designed to completely rejuvenate the guest. The spa complex is separated into three sections: the spa and pool, the health and wellness center, and the beauty-based treatment center. Afterwards, spend your time enjoying bowling or billiards in the hotel’s playground or have a meal at their romantic garden restaurants.
L. Koidula 19d, Narva-Jõesuu, 29023 Ida-Viru maakond, Estonia, Phone: +37-23-56-71-00
21.Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark
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Before the Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark became a renowned hotel in Estonia, it started off as a swimming pool that was built in the 1960s. At the time of its construction, the 50-meter swimming pool had the most spectacular design of its kind having been worked on by leading architect, Uno Tolpus. The pool was reconstructed in 2005 to be a contemporary holiday and leisure center, but soon a hotel with 100 rooms and suites, a health center and fitness center, and multiple restaurants and cafes was added. Still, the pool, or water park as it’s called, remains to be one of the hotel’s main features as it is the largest of its kind in North Estonia.
Aia 18, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-49-33-00
22.Estonia Hotels: Original Sokos Hotel Viru
The Original Sokos Hotel Viru is a vibrant city hotel that ensure guests will receive gorgeous and comfortable accommodation along with friendly service. The hotel is filled with not only an array of room styles, but also restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues, cafes and restaurants, a conference and banquet center, a shopping center, and an interesting museum dedicated to the KGB - all under one roof. You will be right in the heart of the bustling city center, giving you easy access to all of the best things there are to see and do. If you need help in getting around, the experts at Original Sokos Hotel Viru will be more than happy to give you the best tips on what there is to see and do.
Viru väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-80-93-00
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23.Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia
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The Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia is an iconic hotel situated in the city center of Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. The hotel features 390 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, each of which are filled with modern amenities and conveniences such as 24-hour room service and high-speed internet to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Guests will have access to the hotel’s fitness and health center which comprises a swimming pool, well-equipped gym, a hot sauna, and stunning views of Tallinn since it’s located on the 26th floor of the hotel. Be sure to try a fresh pastry from the hotel’s Cafe Boulevard or a delicious meal from their in-house restaurant, Senso.
Liivalaia 33, 10118 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-31-53-33
24.Estonia Hotel: Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn
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Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn is a beautiful hotel that can be found next to one of Tallinn’s most iconic landmarks, the National Library of Estonia. The hotel was originally completed in 1953, and though it has undergone renovations since then, you’ll still be able to see the historic charm and character throughout the hotel. There are 65 stylish and comfortable rooms and suites to choose from. The hotel is also home to the renowned ZEN SPA which houses a steam sauna, Japanese bath, and offered a variety of rejuvenating body treatments and massages. It’s one of the best places to make your base as you explore one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Northern Europe and all that it has to offer.
Endla 23, 10122 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-66-48-00
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Positioned in the heart of Tallinn and its many historic sites and attractions, the L’Ermitage Hotel is the perfect place to stay while exploring Old Town. The modern 4-star accommodation has 122 rooms varying in room types, from standard to luxurious suites. All of them are quiet, comfortable, and elegantly designed. The hotel has two restaurants to dine in: Katze and L’Ermitage, in addition to their lobby bar; a complimentary buffet breakfast is served in their Cafe Katze. Other hotel features include a private sauna with whirlpool, a contemporary conference hall, on-site parking, and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
Toompuiestee 19, 10137 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: +37-26-99-64-00
25 Best Estonia Hotels
- Hedon Spa & Hotel, Photo: Win Nondakowit/stock.adobe.com
- Padaste Manor, Photo: Padaste Manor
- Schlossle Hotel, Photo: Schlossle Hotel
- The Three Sisters Hotel, Photo: Grigory Bruev/stock.adobe.com
- Estonia Hotels: Hotel St. Petersbourg, Photo: Kalim/stock.adobe.com
- Savoy Boutique Hotel by TallinnHotels, Photo: Alena Ozerova/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Telegraaf, Autograph Collection, Photo: Hotel Telegraaf, Autograph Collection
- Swissotel Tallinn, Photo: Sergei Fridman/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Palace by TallinnHotels, Photo: Hotel Palace by TallinnHotels
- Estonia Hotels: Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria, Photo: Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria
- My City Hotel Tallinn, Photo: My City Hotel Tallinn
- Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Photo: Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa
- Aqva Hotel & Spa, Photo: Aqva Hotel & Spa
- The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn, Photo: Davizro Photography/stock.adobe.com
- Estonia Hotels: Hilton Tallinn Park, Photo: Hilton Tallinn Park
- Estonia Hotels: Lydia Hotel, Photo: anyaberkut/stock.adobe.com
- Estonia Hotel: Nordic Hotel Forum, Photo: Nordic Hotel Forum
- Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn, Photo: Davizro Photography/stock.adobe.com
- Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa, Photo: Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa
- Estonia Hotels: Noorus Spa Hotel, Photo: Noorus Spa Hotel
- Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark, Photo: Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark
- Estonia Hotels: Original Sokos Hotel Viru, Photo: DragonImages/stock.adobe.com
- Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, Photo: Aleksandr Fedyunin/stock.adobe.com
- Estonia Hotel: Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn, Photo: Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn
- L'Ermitage Hotel, Photo: L'Ermitage Hotel
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More Ideas: Estonian Open Air Museum
Established on May 22 in the year 1957, the Estonian Open Air Museum was founded on the grounds of the former Rocca al Mare summer estate, and is reminiscent of an Estonian village that lies within the boundaries of the city of Tallinn. The valuable assemblage of the vernacular architecture of Estonia includes almost eighty structures from throughout the past two hundred years. As they are located across the landscape of the country of Estonia, the different farms of the Estonian Open Air Museum are arranged by the types of old villages.
Farms from the southern region of Estonia are spread out, in a kind of here and there fashion, to represent a dispersed type of rural village. Farms located on Estonia’s islands are arranged close together around a village green to display a cluster village. Farms from the northern and western regions of the country are arranged in a row similar to how they appear in a chain village type. The Russian Old Believer’s house and the Setu farm from Estonia’s Lake Peipus are arranged side-by-side by the village lane, similar to the appearance of a Russian-style street-type village.
A barn-dwelling, which was the one-time home and traditional farmhouse of the people of rural Estonia, takes the central spot on every one of the twelve farms at the Estonian Open Air Museum. For several centuries, this one-of-a-kind farmhouse has provided shelter to the people of Estonia. In addition to the many barn-dwelling throughout the museum, visitors can also view a modest abode used by cotters and fishermen, along with a modern home from the 1930’s. Public buildings found in villages in Estonia can also be seen, including a fire station, a village shop, an inn, a chapel, and a school that all make up the center of a small Estonian village. The landscape of the museum is made to be more impressive with the addition of net sheds by the sea and several mills.
Founded in the year 1909, the Estonian National Museum in Tartu stated in 1913 that the establishment of an open air museum as its task as well. Intellectuals in Estonia got this idea after a visit to open air museums in Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. World War I prevented the museum from being able to take further steps toward this task. From the year 1921, the museum’s resources were instead spent on fortifying the Raadi Castle. An increase in economic difficulties also hindered the beginning of the costly undertaking, the open air museum’s construction.
From the year 1925 through 1931, the Estonian Open Air Museum Association brought up the discussion of creating the museum in Tallinn. Work on the museum should have began on July 1 of 1941, however, World II began. The issue of creating the open air museum was raised again in 1950, and the Estonian Open Air Museum was finally established on May 22 of 1957. In July, the museum received land on what used to be the Rocca al Mare summer estate. Today, the grounds of the open air museum includes seventy-four exposed structures.
Vabaohumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn, Estonia, Phone: 372-654-9100
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More Ideas: Estonia National Museum
Established in the year 1909 in Tartu, Estonia, the Estonian National Museum was founded by the initiative and the support of the country on the idea of the museum protecting and developing the culture and history of the country of Estonia. As with several other countries in Europe, the primary mission was of the museum was the preservation of the fading, old peasant culture. It was was also thought to be essential to gather and care for artifacts that contribute to a better understanding of the country’s history, cultural development, manuscripts, books, old coins, and archaeological findings.
Over the years, several other museums, libraries, and archives were established in Estonia, and the focus at the Estonian National Museum was changed to a main emphasis on folk culture. Everything associated with the national heritage of Estonia was collected up until the second World War. The museum today preserves the country’s feeling of tradition and continuity.
The Estonian National Museum serves as a way to generate and develop cultural dialogue that connects the past of the country to the future. The role of the museum as a center for ethnological research is the documentation, study, and interpretation of culture as a way of life, including taking into account the social, spatial, and periodical diversity. The function of the Estonian National Museum as a both a tourist center and a contemporary cultural center to share the country of Estonia’s primeval power of creation and uniqueness to every visitor and Estonian alike.
The main focus of research and collection at the Estonian National Museum is on the everyday life of Estonians during the second half of the twentieth century. There is also an emphasis on the Estonian diaspora, as well as artifactual, archival, and audiovisual data from the country’s Finno-Ugric cultures. Visitors can explore and discover how the people of Estonia lived on a daily basis during different time periods through the museum’s events and exhibits. Interactive exhibits provide hands-on experiences for guests, offering the chance to see what a typical home in Estonia looks like, become familiar with the local customs, language, and dress, and explore the cuisine of Estonia. There are also some exhibits that feature cultures from other nations, particularly that of the Finno-Ugric peoples.
The Estonian National Museum, located in the town of Tartu features six thousand square meters of exhibit space, making it the largest museum in the country. Much of this exhibit space is used for Encounters, the museum’s permanent exhibition. This exhibition expands upon the everyday life and cultural history of Estonia, stretching out a chronological timeline from the Ice Age up through modern day.
The second largest permanent exhibition at the Estonian National Museum is the Echo of the Urals, which offers a glimpse into the lives of the various people who inhabit the northern parts of this area of the world and speak the Finno-Ugric languages. This exhibition guides guests through four different seasons while introducing them to people related to Estonians. The museum also now includes a Temporary Exhibitions Hall that displays different exhibitions each year.
Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia, Phone: 372-7350-400
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More Ideas: AHHAA
The goal of the Science Centre AHHAA is to broaden visitors’ understanding of science and to encourage the study of science through the joy of discovery. AHHAA was created by the University of Tartu as a special project in the year 1997. Over three millions guests of all ages come to visit the science center every year to explore the many exhibits and science-related events.
Along with exploring several interactive exhibits throughout the building, visitors can also choose to participate in a number of science theater and planetarium shows, as well as science workshops. Several different programs are also offered by AHHAA for school groups. The science center welcomes guests of every age to come and spend an exciting, science-filled day.
AHHAA features more than three thousand square meters of exhibit space across its three large exhibition halls. Several interesting exhibits are also on display in the science center’s lobby and on the balconies. In the center’s Hall of Technology, visitors can explore mysterious shadows, pass through a shaking tunnel, and ride a bicycle along a rope. Guests can also take a picture of themselves with an exploding balloon, and learn with various math exhibits at the third floor’s Aha, Cubed!.
The Hall of Nature at the Science Centre AHHAA is home to Mexican salamanders, tropical fish, and thousands of wood ants. Visitors can also see several species of bird that call the country of Estonia home, as well as have a chance to see tiny chickens hatch from eggs. Younger guests are sure to have with the center’s different water exhibits, as well as a special corner designed for the youngest of visitors that is full of colorful building blocks.
The third hall at AHHAA is the home of the Hall of Temporary Exhibitions. New exhibitions are brought to the science center twice each year. Visitors also have the chance to explore various other exhibits throughout the center, including a massive energy machine, the world’s largest Hoberman Sphere, and Newton’s apple tree. Guests can take an elevator adventure through the inside of the planet or up into space, as well as visit miniature labs, a gift shop, a planetarium, and many more interesting and fascinating things.
The Hall of Technology at the Science Centre AHHAA offers the chance to ride a bicycle on a rope. If guests feel like enjoying more adventure, they can take a trip up to cosmic heights or through the bowels of planet Earth, whichever journey visitors prefer. Guests can test their balance skills while passing through a shaking tunnel or take a picture with the hall’s exploding balloon.
"Aha, Cubed" is the science center’s newest exhibition dedicated to the field of mathematics. The exhibition is the first of many additions to AHHAA”s permanent exhibition, and is located on the third floor balcony of the center’s Hall of Technology. The goal with this new exhibit is to show visitors that math is all around them, and that almost everything they do can be explained by using mathematics.
Sadama 1, Tartu, Estonia, Phone: 372-745-6789
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