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!

Glass artist Peeter Rudaš set up Laugu Glass Workshop in his summer home. You can visit his studio and observe how the master makes beautiful souvenirs out of molten glass by using different tools. You can also buy the works of art created in the workshop. In 2016, glass artist Mare Saare joined the glass workshop to make unique beads on a flame burner in the workshop. Her products are both exhibited and sold.
Laugu küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94233
The village of Koguva on the west coast of Muhu Island is one of the most outstanding examples of Estonian peasant architecture. The village with its unique landscape has somewhat exceptional history. Free peasants who were never subjected to serfdom used to live here. Attractions: farm architecture, Muhu folk costumes, an old village school, various exhibitions on Muhu history, art exhibitions, and a museum shop. Good to know: the museum was opened in 1973 at the birthplace of writer Juhan Smuuli at Tooma Farm. In 1990, it was named the Muhu Museum. The museum is located in four farms. You can get tickets and a map of the village from Tooma Farm.
Koguva küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94724
In 2012, the former house of the Vilsandi Lighthouse keeper that was built in the 1870s was restored and renovated into a low-energy building. In addition to information on the history of the building, there are displays on the use of alternative sources of energy, and the principles of renovation and low energy consumption. Art and cultural treasures are also displayed for an aesthetic touch.  The atelier-hall in the building accommodates up to 75 people for concerts. A seminar room, sauna, handicraft workshop, kitchen and atelier can all be rented. Excursions are available for groups of up to 8 persons.   More information available here: 
Vilsandi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93421
It is guessed that the mansion is from the 18th century and the additional construction in the back from the first half of the 19th century. In one of the rooms there is an extant fragments of a mural paining. A valuable addition to the mansion is baroque style park which is contemporaneous. It has a regular planning. Good to know: Pidula is presumed to be the location for the oldest medical institution where leprosy was cured. The name might be originated from the loanword 'pidal'l that meant 'leprosy' as well as 'hospital'.
Pidula küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93469
Meri Spa Hotel offers a wide range of refreshing treatments and relaxation procedures, including mud baths, ozokerite/paraffin treatment, water massage, pearl baths, hand massage, a steam sauna and electricity, laser, magnet and ultrasound therapy. You can also book a consultation with a doctor if you wish.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
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
Taaliku küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald

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