ATTRACTIONS IN LAHEMAA
Palmse manor & museum
Palmse Manor is one of the grandest baroque mansions in Estonia. The open-air museum boasts parks, gardens and historical buildings and features exhibitions, workshops and more.
sagadi manor & museum
The history of Sagadi Manor dates back for 500 years. The manor complex is extraordinary for its unity: lots of outbuildings with repaired roads, parkways, park and ponds.
Sagadi Manor Dendropark
Sagadi Manor Park and Dendropark with large ancient trees is an inseparable part of the manor. Sagadi Park has the thickest European white elm and 33 m oaks, which are some of the tallest in Estonia.
The first written record of Vihula manor in Lahemaa dates back to 1501. At the time it belonged to the Danish baron Hans von Lode. The manor you see today was built between 1820 and 1880.
Here, in the grand Kolga Manor, you will experience the atmosphere of mystery and times past. Kolga obtained its current appearance in the 1820s when the previous building was completely reconstructed.
altja fishing village
Altja is a typical seaside village, with all of its houses stretching along one street. There are fishing net sheds which were reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and the memories of the villagers.
Käsmu captains’ village
The earliest written records of Käsmu date back to 1453. It was home to a maritime school, and virtually every family had its captain or coxswain. That is why Käsmu was known as the “captains’ village”.
esku chapel and cemetery
Esku chapel, nestled in the middle of the forest in Lahemaa, was built in 1845 by the von Fock family of Sagadi Manor. It was designed for their use as well as a place of burial for the local farming families.
ilumäe chapel and cemetery
The chapel was built by Palmese's Baron in the 19th century on the site of a former wooden chapel. In the cemetery, you will see the handiwork of local smiths and stone hewers in its crosses.
Käsmu Lighthouse, located at Käsmu Cape, was built in 1892 with the help of donations. It is one of the two preserved wooden lighthouses in Estonia. The Lighthouse is open for visitors as a museum.
käsmu chapel and cemetery
Käsmu is home to a wooden chapel, erected using money donated by the villagers in 1863. The surrounding cemetery is the final resting place of sea captains who brought prominence to the village.
Vainupea Chapel was consecrated in 1893. However, the first written mention of the wooden beach chapel dates back to 1741. Today, the chapel is a popular venue for concerts and weddings.