Saaremaa attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted its guests with our wildlife, history and friendly people. Add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events for a truly memorable holiday. The top 6 Saaremaa attractions throughout the years have been:

 

  • Kuressaare bishopric castle-fortification, telling a colourful story of the past of Saaremaa with its rooms full of history. Today the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum.
  • Kaali meteorite crater, demonstrating the power and unpredictability of the nature. The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago. Meteorite fall caused big damages on already inhabited Saaremaa, it could be compared to explosion of atomic bomb.
  • Angla windmill hill and heritage culture centre, teaching us about ancient traditions and way of life. Four out of the five windmills on Angla Windmill mount are typical trestle windmills characteristic of the island of Saaremaa. A slightly taller windmill is Dutch-style windmill. At Angla heritage cultural centre you can take part of number of workshops - trying your hand at pottery, felting, bread-making and more.
  • Panga bluff, painting a picture of the Ice Age, crust uplift and ancient plant and insect fossils. Panga cliff is the highest bedrock outcrop in western Estonia and its islands.
  • Vilsandi National Park, allowing us to admire the beauty of wildlife in orchids, flocks of migrating birds and lighthouses. Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, founded as a bird reserve in 1910.
  • Sääre lighthouse, which is the highest with it’s 52 meters in the Baltic Sea, guarantees a beautiful view to the surroundings from the viewing platform
Top attractions in Kuressaare
Top attractions on Saaremaa

In addition to traditional attractions...

... sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and unspoiled wildlife are yours to discover. For more inspiration read our travel magazine Visit Saaremaa online here. From the magazine you will find inspiration for where to go and what to do, what to eat on the island. You can read about local folk clothing and bonnets (tanud) and about the convent at Reomäe. Saaremaa waits to be discovered!

Grand Rose SPA Sauna Centre was renovated at the beginning of 2018! We renewed the pool area, the pool in the spa complex, the children's pool, the Japanese bath, and acquired a new and larger hot tub. The saunas were also renewed and our sauna specialists invite you to try our new and exciting sauna rituals! The sauna centre also has a private spa lounge for different events. The largest sauna centre in Saare County has 7 different saunas. • Juniper sauna 50 °C • Hot Finnish sauna 95 °C • Birch sauna 75 °C • Steam sauna 50 °C • Sanarium 40 °C • Salt sauna 40 °C • Outdoor sauna 90 °C
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93811
The experience we offer at Pädaste Spa is all about achieving harmony of the senses. Well-being is ensured if all of your senses are brimming with positive energy, satisfaction and relaxation. The procedures we offer are based on local traditions dating back centuries, while all of the ingredients we use come from the untouched natural landscape of Muhu island.
Pädaste küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94716
The diameter of the round-oval shaped hill fort constitutes 120 m from the northeast to the southwest and 110 m from the southeast to the northwest, the height of the outer slope constitutes 5-8 m. The inner slope and the ridge of the wall are covered with rubble from the slate walls once laid on the rampart. Good to know: The first archaeological excavations were carried out in Valjala in 1895. An unexpected lucky discovery was an embellished hilt. The area of the yard is approx. 3600 m².
Valjala alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94302
An important part of the Angla Tuulikumäe complex is the Angla Heritage Culture Centre, which was opened in 2011. The centre has a museum introducing local peasant culture, a café, a souvenir shop, and a party hall. Upon reservation, we conduct various workshops: felting, carding-spinning, ceramics, wood, stone, smithy, and bread baking. The centre also hosts various events introducing folk culture, such as folk dance evenings, rye bread week, heritage culture days, and much more. We consider it important to teach children the craft skills of our ancestors.
Angla küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94244
The Night Battle of Tehumardi took place in the late hours of 8 October 1944, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place in Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Soviet troops making their way towards Sõrve peninsula and a German convoy that was retreating from Kuressaare. Occasionally, the bloody battle turned into hand combat; both sides suffered heavy losses. Good to know: In memory of the dead, a monument was erected – it has the shape of a sword bearing depictions of male faces.
Tehumardi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93222
At the Kalev Chocolate Store in Kuressaare you'll find a wide range of Kalev treats, including hand-made chocolates and marzipan.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
The pool in our aquatic centre offers different underwater massages and is suitable for bathers, those who want to exercise or just enjoy the water. If you prefer the sauna, our sanarium, steam sauna and Finnish sauna are at your disposal. After the sauna you can plunge into the cooling cold water pool next to the Finnish sauna. It is especially nice to relax in the warm jacuzzi.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93813
Jõiste beach is a small and beautiful beach on the northern coast of Saaremaa; it is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, having a picnic or camping. The beach has a small sales stand, a volleyball court, a children's playground, picnic tables, a toilet and a place for charging your camper van. Good to know: there are no life guards at the Jõiste public beach, so swimming is on your own responsibility.
Jõiste küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94232
A retro style adventure in a convertible off-road military vehicle, the legendary Russian Villis. Enjoy a relaxing trip along picturesque village roads, secret forest trails and coastal landscape or test your spirit on a tougher terrain where horsepower might need human assistance. It is a great birthday present, stag night idea, extravagant wedding car or simply a great activity for a summer day in Saaremaa. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed for any preference! See you at the safari!
Kõrkvere küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94535
The Pöide Church was built in the middle of the 14th century on the ruins of the Pöide Order Castle. The existence of the castle is witnessed by the ruins lying under ground north of the church. Lower parts of the side walls of the church now standing there are the only ones remaining from that period. Near the southern wall of the church, you will see trapezoid-shaped gravestones and their fragments walled into the floor of the choir. Good to know: The Pöide Church is the biggest single nave church in Western Estonia and the islands. The rich carved decor of the church is one of the best examples of Estonian High Gothic. The main portal of the church is situated to the south, not to the west like in other churches.
Pöide küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94520

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