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The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum which is devoted to the island’s nature and history. A large part of the fun is exploring the warren of...more
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It was a beautiful sunny day when I explored Saaremaa Castle and fortifications. The view from the cafe at the top of one of the towers was spectacular. However, on the way up to the cafe, each level had an interesting display depicting different eras...More
A very well restored medieval castle where there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re interested in old or new history, the exhibition is extensive - the Soviet time on the island is especially well documented and the outside chamber where communists once...More
Castle very well renovated. A lot of effort put into the museums-soviet occupation, natural history, mushroom display. Another memorial outside. Some wall remnants from original castle. Really beautiful walk around the grounds, especially toward evening with the sun setting. Enjoyed walking out on the rampart...More
I was with a group in Kuressaare, and while most of the others went to the spa I wanted to refresh my memories of the museum and castle.
The castle is the only completely preserved bishopric castle in the Baltic countries, and one of the...More
A big restored castle with an exhibition inside. Currently there is a large and interesting exhibition on the Soviet occupation and it's effect on Saaremaa in the castle. The castle grounds are a good place to walk and explore the surroundings.
We stopped intentionally for a light lunch but hadn't anticipated it being so light ! The soup of ham hock, carrots and pearl barley with rye bread was so light as to be more like a very slightly flavoured water. The G&T was enjoyable in...More
Wander around the castle grounds go to the top for the pano view and then tour the museum exhibits. Fascinating and engaging collection of history through artifacts and re-creations. Really could (should?) spend hours here. I found the pre-Soviet and Soviet era displays most interesting.
Unfortunately, public school systems only teach you what they want you to learn. The history of the Baltic’s and Saaremaa needs to be heard throughout the world, so such will never have the chance to occur again. May families be reunited and the spirits of...More