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!

Established in 1780 town graveyard together with chapels in classicistic style is under protection as architectural memory. Among the chapels the most beautiful are built in 1848 into main gates of the graveyard rooms with colonnade facade in the shape of little Greek temple. Graveyard itself is like a museum of sculpture and hammered art. Here we can see plenty of crypt graves covered with heavy stone plates and tasteful masterfully fine-tuned classicistic grave monuments that often have the shape of urn or vase all dating into first half of the 19th century. Interesting to know: In the graveyard there are the graves of four outstanding persons.
Kudjape alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93851
During World War II, many battles between the German and the Soviet forces took place on the Sõrve peninsula. To reach the most powerful and the most modern coastal defence battery in Saaremaa, leave the Sääre-Kaugatuma road on its 3rd kilometre. On the 4th kilometre of this road, about a hundred metres West of the road, there is the Sebel commando point with a concrete obelisk erected nearby. Good to know: The battery watchtower has been preserved. The Stebel battery consisted of the commando point, two underground cannon towers, watchtower, boiler house and the army campus.
Sääre küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93249
The making of the manor began in 1558. The mansion has its primal wide front stairway although building of the mansard floor on top of it and widening the windows has had a severe deforming effect. A special article of the manor is a system of paths and courses that are originated from the 18th century. These are surrounded by low stone walls with classy gates which are all well maintained. Good to know: Today there's an accommodation available in the manor. Now there is a hall for visitors that has a capacity of 100 people.
Jõgela küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93312
All-natural materials and crafts made with love. Simple design. It is these principles that are the basis for all Sarapiku felt products. Real things. Made from real wool. We look forward to welcoming you at a modern handicraft farm. Here, you can pet sheep and participate in workshops. You can get to know the daily activities of the felt shop, talk with the family, and buy our products. Call us in advance!
Kaubi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93882
At the activity centre, you can spend some lovely time, take a step back in time (for a couple of hundred years), and try everything out on your own. The building, which is nearly 200 years old, includes a hall of guns and armour, a medieval torture chamber, an ancient clothing showroom, and an artisan's workshop. In the courtyard, you can try shooting a bow or a crossbow, pet rabbits, see a water wheel with a unique area for water games, a ballista, a smithy, visit an area for woodwork, try coin minting, play other skill and mind games, and much more. But let us leave that for you to discover. It is possible to organise celebrations and events for groups outside the opening hours of the centre at an agreed price.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93811
In 2008, two wrecks of ancient ships were discovered in the ground in Salme rural municipality which changed the course of naval history. This is the oldest ship wreck found in Estonia that dates back to the 8th century. The ship was discovered with the skeletal remains of seven people, two swords, a couple of spear heads, about ten knives, gaming pieces and some dice. According to archaeologists, this find is unique in the entire Europe because never before has anyone discovered a so-called warrior burial dating from that period and containing so many fallen warriors. The ancient ships were covered with soil after research was completed. Today, a row of concrete benches indicating the size of the ships and an information board stand at the site.
Salme alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93201
Everyone is welcome year round to the Miku Forest Park in Saaremaa, in the centre of Vilsandi National Park near Loona manor. In Miku Forest Park you can learn about plants in Saaremaa, how the forest produce was used, see traditional forest work and can try it yourself. Take your parents, children, friends, acquaintances and come to see and experience. Book a hiking-guide and a meal in the forest if you like. Good to know: In addition you can find out about hiking, eco-hikes, and other fun activities in Vilsandi National Park and everywhere in Saaremaa. Transport to Vilsandi available.
Loona küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93431
Come and enjoy an active vacation on the artificial sports court at Pidula Forell Holiday Village. The illuminated court is full sized and it is possible to play tennis, basketball, football, volleyball, and badminton there. Organise a sports tournament or a sports day with your friends or family. Right next to the court, there is a tennis house with a toilet as well as washing and dressing rooms. A visit to the sauna in the evening is a perfect ending to a day of tennis. We also rent tennis equipment! Guests of the holiday house can use the court for free by booking it beforehand. Prices: - tennis court rent – 6 euros per h; - racket rent – 4 euros for up to 2 h; - a box of tennis balls – 12 euros.
Kallaste küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93462
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 Military Equipment Museum of Saaremaa is a growing visiting centre with an exposition of about 12,000 items introducing the war history of the 20th century in Saaremaa.  The goal of the museum is establishing a unique exposition and organising restoration classes, thematic hikes, and camps. In June 2013, the museum will present an exposition hall dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia; the expo introduces the Estonian War of Independence, armoured trains and much more.
Põripõllu küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald

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