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!

Kahutsi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94513
Pöide küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94520
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
Ajamaja Gallery offers you art on three different floors. The gallery has exhibitions of both art and cultural history.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
Small Loona manor-house in Kihelkonna is a vivid example of a long and complex story of reaching it's present form. Oldest parts of the building date back to Middle Ages, the cellar uses battlements of an old vassal-castle. Next major stage of building took place in 1785-6, when the building was given most of it's present appearance. Good to know: A pleasant park is attached to the complex. It used to have a multitude of park pavilions in a variety of designs, and decorative details made of dolomite, such as a lion statue, crater vases etc.
Loona küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93431
Kudjape alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93851
Muhu Käsitöö store is a family company that sells local crafts: different fabrics from Muhu and Saaremaa, embroidered items, textiles, and wood products. You can see and order a Muhu skirt or custom-made shoes with Muhu embroidery. If you want, we can help you put together a folk costume. The owner of the store, Velli, can also tell the background story of each handicraft item: she is one of the last people actively knitting the authentic Muhu skirt fabric.
Kuivastu küla, küla, Muhu vald, vald, 94702
Kaarma one-nave church was established in the second half of 13th century and was later rebuilt to be a two-nave church. Church is decorated with ornamental and figural fragments of frescos in secco technique that are the same age as initial church. Near pulpit You can see polychromous wooden sculpture of St.Joseph that belongs to Northern-German school. Interesting to know: First time on Saaremaa the supporting pillars were used in Kaarma church The eastern wall of church's chorus is decorated with rare in Estonia triple window The prototype for pulpit of Kaarma church was a pulpit of Lübeck church
Kaarma-Kirikuküla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93752
Kuressaare Raegalerii is an art gallery whose exhibitions are aimed at introducing the art heritage of Estonia as well as professional and amateur art created in Saaremaa. You can learn about the building of the Town Hall and its history if you are interested. The halls can be booked for festive occasions.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
An eye-catching former fire station stands by the Kuressaare town hall. It was built in 1911, except for the stone tower that was built for drying the hosepipes in 1958. Once the new modern depot was built next to the bus station, the old one was left to tenants. Today, the building is a private property and is a home to the Pritsumaja Grill & Bar Restaurant. Good to know: One of the very first voluntary fire societies in Estonia was established in Kuressaare (1867).
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819

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