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!

The mill was constructed in 1899 on the location of the Kuressaare First Apostolic Orthodox Church. The windmill was operational until 1941. After the war, it was used as a storage and the living quarters of the miller were used as a flat. In order to improve catering options in Kuressaare, the mill was rebuilt into a café. During the renovations, an effort was made to preserve the original structures of the Dutch stone windmill. In 1974, Café Veski was opened for visitors. Immediately after opening, the café became one of the most popularplaces in town, and today, it is the oldest working catering business in Kuressaare.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93814
Kuivastu küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94702
Clay Workshop is an open studio where ceramics are made and art is sold, and which also organises workshops, audiovisual events and exhibitions. Ceramics are fired in gas and wood-heated ovens.
Kuressaare, linn, 93815
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
The GOSPA spa treatments are carried out using the hands-on method, i.e. with the help of professional therapists. High quality is guaranteed, as we use treatments from the leading French spa series Thalgo and Vie, and from the KENA by GOSPA series, which has been created right here in Saaremaa. It is possible to choose special children's treatments for our younger guests.
Kuressaare linn, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93810
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
The church of Kihelkonna was built in the second half of 13th century. Initial church was without tower that was added to the church in the end of 19th century. Most impressive are the high domical hewn arcs with relief keystones. South of the church You will see distinct bell tower - campanile. Interesting to know: The tower of Kihelkonna church was initially used also as lighthouse. The altar wall and pulpit are the oldest in Estonia. The campanile of the church is the only such kind of building in the whole Estonia.
Kihelkonna alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93401
GoodKaarma is a unique eco-farm which makes organic soaps. In the summer, the doors of the soap factory of our farm are open to everyone. Our outdoor café offers drinks and cakes, while our gift shop has a wide range of interesting souvenirs, special jewellery, organic soaps, body scrubs, earthenware  and more. Those interested can take part in soap-making workshops and make their own soap. The soap workshops are ideal for groups of 6 to 12 people and they cost 6 euros per person. The workshop for making cold-processed soaps is suitable for larger groups as well. Entrance is free for all (including groups). Groups should register beforehand.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
Angla Heritage Culture Centre offers five different workshops which have been named after the windmills located next to the centre. Masters teach old techniques at Rein’s clay workshop (ceramics), Tedre’s jewellery and blacksmith workshop, Lause’s creative workshop, Viita’s wool workshop, and Vilidu’s felt workshop. Additionally, there is Angla’s musical instrument and wood workshop and a workshop for eating home-baked bread with a handicraft pantry. Please book a time in advance to participate in the workshops. Each workshop lasts for about 1.5 hours.
Angla küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94244
The windmill was opened to visitors on May 17th 1980. The predecessor of a windmill is a quern, which was first turned manually, then with the power of water and later also wind. Small farm windmills of Western Estonia and the islands are rather unique nature in the rural architecture; similar features can be noted in Scandinavia and Western Finland. Good to know: Although the windmills have lost their economic importance by today, the Eemu trestle windmill has remained the acknowledged symbol in Muhu, enriching the landscape and witnessing the tough work, done by our ancestors.
Linnuse küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94727

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