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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

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Address: Lossihoov tn 1, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
Phone Number: (+372) 455 4463
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Gorgeous castle with fascinating museum inside

In the Baltics we visited many castles with museums inside and agree that this is by far one of the best. The exhibits range from natural history, to Soviet Occupation and many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

In the Baltics we visited many castles with museums inside and agree that this is by far one of the best. The exhibits range from natural history, to Soviet Occupation and many things in between. I found the video on the expat community of people form Saaremaa living in Toronto especially moving. Expect to spend a couple of hours here.... More 

Thank SML_CISVer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Too much of information starting from nature exposition to Estonian history (prewar, 2nd war, soviet period). Wanted to get more information about the castle, but could not find that a lot. Positive - outside territory is open also during the evening, very romantic walk ;)

Thank Liene S
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Castle is not so nice as the exhibition inside, which is about history of estonia and is really interesting.

Thank MiroBabic
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

History and art and a little bit of soviet memories at the same visit. Very well done! Only minus point for stairs, there were a lot of them but it´s a castle, so ... .

Thank Kirsi-Marja K
Douglas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We didn't go into the museum itself, however, we walked around the outside of the castle and on top of it's walls. It is stunning! Very well restored. There are beautiful views from it's high walls on which you can walk. A fantastic place!

Thank Travel_with_Corletts
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The Episcopal Castle in Kuressare is unlike any other fortified building we saw anywhere in the Baltic States. That it is on the island might be one reason it wasn't destroyed like so many of the older structures in the region through wars and occupations. The structure is austere Gothic and despite some modernisation, gives a good idea on how... More 

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Gdansk, Poland
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78 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Kuressaare Castle is really nicely located (close to the beach on an island). The museum inside the Castle is quite well structured with several details on the history of the Castle, its evolution through centuries and how it has been used. However, one of the main drawback of the Castle is that the whole exhibition is quite a maze (actually... More 

Thank Ch-Henry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The castle is in very good condition and has great surroundings. You can walk quite freely around and can go across bridges and walls to find nice little hideouts. We were there at the same time with a local wedding and got to see the cannon fired which was awesome. The castle has kept a lot of its authentic feel... More 

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Osthofen, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The castle is well preserved on the out and inside. Unfortunately is the whole castle used for exhibitions of the second world war, so the atmosphere was completely disturbed. However, the castle have a lot of "hidden" corridors and passages, which are a lot of fun to discover. The castle does not have a audio guide and the navigation through... More 

Thank Pascal2002
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are into history, must see this. Stairs are so tight and never know where are going to get next, but dare to find out!

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