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!

Karja church was built in the beginning of 14th century. The church has retained almost unchanged its initial shape. The church is one-naved and doesn't have bell tower. On top of the altar are extant paganish magic ceiling signs that were painted during construction. In the design of the church You will mostly see elements of early and high Gothic that are combined with some roman lines. Interesting to know: Karja church is one of the richest of sculptures in the whole Northern Europe. The arcs of the church exceed the height of the walls two times. Karja church is the smallest church on Saaremaa.
Linnaka küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94213
Welcome to our exotic spa and sauna centre Rosarium! We offer various relaxing treatments for your body, face, hands and feet. You are sure to find something to your liking from our wide selection.  You will guarantee a suitable spa schedule for yourself if you book your treatments in advance. The selection and price list for the treatments is here: We want you to enjoy our treatments so that you will be truly relaxed and refreshed when you leave! 
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93811
On the west coast of Saaremaa, you will find one of the most unique farm museums in Estonia – the Mihkli Farm Museum. Mihkli is a farm typical of western Saaremaa, with many architectural sights and interesting items. There was no need to search for items for this farm museum – in addition to a complete set of buildings, it had a rich collection of everyday items. Almost all of the items were made by the inhabitants of this farm. Good to know: eight generations of a single family have lived in the farm.
Viki küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93454
Kudjape alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93892
Make your own personal soap in the GoodKaarma soap factory. This workshop has been recognised with the Genuine and Interesting Estonia (EHE) label and it is truly enjoyable and suitable for families. Participants will get a thorough overview of the soap-making process and learn about a wide range of essential oils. They will also be able to take their soap with them. We will use production residues of cold-process soaps, which do not contain chemicals. The entire process is safe and fun for both children and adults.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
By its ground plan stronghold is almost rectangular. In the middle of app. 4800 m² plain yard there is noticeable dimple, a former well place. Clearly are visible the locations of the gates in the north-east and north-west parts of the embankment. In winter it becomes a popular place for sledging. Interesting to know: There were found a part of spiral bracelet and crosshead breastpin dated from 12th-13th century. Inside of the embankment were found carbonized stumps of beams that digger associated with wooden fortification of the stronghold.
Kaarma-Kirikuküla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93752
Sõrve Military Museum is at the very end of Sõrve peninsula, in former Border Guard barracks. Founded in order to preserve and promote local history, this museum showcases local life and has displays of the military presence and activities here. Among its exhibits, there is an old stone blackboard, parts of an old Swedish military vessel, and rifles that have seen better days!
Sääre küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93249
Kiipsaare lighthouse was completed in 1933 and is 26 metres high. Initially, the lighthouse was constructed about 100 m from the coast; however, due to changes in the shoreline, it is now located in sea waters. Because of strong storms and waves, the lighthouse that is standing on a steep coast became tilted years ago. Therefore, the lighthouse received a nickname the Pisa Tower of Saaremaa. Strong gusts of wind and waves pushed the lighthouse into a more upright position later. Good to know: As the lighthouse is located on the territory of Vilsandi National Park, it can only be accessed on foot. The distance from car park to the lighthouse is about 4 km, and the lighthouse can only be viewed from the outside.
Kõruse-Metsaküla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93443
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

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