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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Aqva Hotel & Spa's water park and sauna complex is situated in the heart of Rakvere. It boasts a 25-metre pool with 6 lanes... more » Owner description: Aqva Hotel & Spa's water park and sauna complex is situated in the heart of Rakvere. It boasts a 25-metre pool with 6 lanes and a host of attractions – a wave pool, a counter-current swimming lane, a fun pool with massage features, an outdoor pool open all year round and the Black Hole waterslide with special lighting effects. There are also pools for children and babies. A wide selection of refreshing beverages and cocktails is served at the water park's bar. The sauna complex features steam saunas, aromatic steam saunas, a salt sauna, a sanarium, a steam salt sauna and an infrared sauna. There is also a cold water pool, contrast foot baths, a warm relaxation bench and jacuzzis. « less
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The Tarvas sculpture was unveiled in 2002 to mark the 700th anniversary of Rakvere. Situated close to the Order Castle on... more » Owner description: The Tarvas sculpture was unveiled in 2002 to mark the 700th anniversary of Rakvere. Situated close to the Order Castle on Vallimagi hill, Tarvas is 7 metres long, stands 4 metres high and weighs 7 tonnes. He stands on a granite base bearing the coat of arms of Rakvere, a brief history of the town in Estonian, Swedish, German, Danish, Polish and Russian and the names of sculpture’s sponsors. « less
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: If you’re tired from exploring the museums and traipsing up and down Vallimägi hill, the best place to take the weight off... more » Owner description: If you’re tired from exploring the museums and traipsing up and down Vallimägi hill, the best place to take the weight off your feet is Rakvere’s central square, which was constructed in 2004. Kids will have fun running around on the bumps and other features and riding the toy animals. The contemporary bus pavilion, the yellow domes in the square and the fountain create a modern and interesting atmosphere.Did you know…?*The central square in Rakvere has been home to a sculpture dedicated to honorary citizen Arvo Pärt entitled 'Young man on bicycle listening to music' since 11 September 2010 « less
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: The German military cemetery is the final resting place of soldiers who served and fought as part of the German forces in... more » Owner description: The German military cemetery is the final resting place of soldiers who served and fought as part of the German forces in World War II. The names, ranks, dates of birth and details of the demise of the soldiers are listed at the cemetery. There is also a memorial to the soldiers and to all victims of war. « less
Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Museums
A museum where you can see how town citizens lived at the end of the 19th century.
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Rakvere
Category: Museums
Owner description: Here you can see three interesting expositions:The Treasure Chamber - the museum's greatest treasuresRakvere Rentei - the... more » Owner description: Here you can see three interesting expositions:The Treasure Chamber - the museum's greatest treasuresRakvere Rentei - the oldest fiscal authority in Virumaa. In the treasury, you can see old money chests, and different notes and coins that have been used in Estonia in different eras.Dripple-down Soul - Spiritus Destillatus. An exposition on the history of spirit production in Estonia. The Monopoly spirit store offers you different sorts of vodka from Estonian producers and the possibility to degustate vodkas.The museum also houses temporary expositions and offers museum classes. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: This monument was erected to one of the most important figures of Estonia’s national awakening, the Rakvere-born teacher and... more » Owner description: This monument was erected to one of the most important figures of Estonia’s national awakening, the Rakvere-born teacher and playwright Juhan Kunder, and unveiled on the 50th anniversary of his death in 1938.In order to begin raising money for the monument, the city council of Rakvere set aside 10,000 marks in its 1924 budget – the equivalent today of 100 kroons. The monument was completed to R. Haavamagi’s designs on 24 April 1938. It is located on the street bearing Kunder’s name. « less
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: A church in the Old Russian style. The church contains the holy remains of the martyred priest Sergei Florinski, which are... more » Owner description: A church in the Old Russian style. The church contains the holy remains of the martyred priest Sergei Florinski, which are the only public holy remains in Estonia. The church is place for pilgrimage in the Russian Orthodox Church. « less
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Owner description: Opened in 1940, Rakvere Theatre is one of the most unique buildings of its kind anywhere in the world: a repertory theatre... more » Owner description: Opened in 1940, Rakvere Theatre is one of the most unique buildings of its kind anywhere in the world: a repertory theatre with two halls in a town with a population of just 17,000. Its repertoire includes Estonian drama, world classics and contemporary works for both adults and children. The theatre also has its own cafe, cinema and costume hire, and visitors can also join excursions to explore the parts of a theatre the audience rarely if ever gets to see.Did you know...?* Tickets to performances are sold at the Rakvere Theatre box office and cafe, Piletilevi and Piletimaailma sales points and at the door 1 hour before each performance « less
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Madapea Manor, not far from Rakvere, was first mentioned in 1425. Its last owner before being nationalised in 1919 was Ernst... more » Owner description: Madapea Manor, not far from Rakvere, was first mentioned in 1425. Its last owner before being nationalised in 1919 was Ernst von Renteln. A single-storey, red brick mansion with timber verandas, it was built in historicist style in 1850. Today it is home to exhibitions of modern Estonian art and handicraft. It has a permanent display of Aivar Juhanson's twills - more than 800 pictures in total. The manor hosts fairs, training events and courses. Did you know...?*The manor is privately owned but can be viewed at any time from the outside*Guided tours of the interior can be booked in advance « less
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The market building by the central square of Rakvere was designed by the civil engineer Ferdinand Gustav Adoff and built in... more » Owner description: The market building by the central square of Rakvere was designed by the civil engineer Ferdinand Gustav Adoff and built in 1926–1928. The market building is one of the most important buildings in the architecture of Rakvere. The strong articulation and colours are characteristic of the construction style of the 1920s. The market was north of the building and fairs were held south of the building. There is no market in the building today, but different shops and offices. The Rakvere Tourist Information Centre is also here.Useful information:- Rakvere Market Building is one of the most presentable market buildings in Estonia. « less
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Lasila Manor is best known for the von Baers, who were the lords of the manor in the early 19th century. World-famous... more » Owner description: Lasila Manor is best known for the von Baers, who were the lords of the manor in the early 19th century. World-famous biologist Karl Ernst von Baer spent his childhood here. The manor later belonged to the von Ungern-Sternbergs and the von Rentelns. Today it is home to Lasila School. The building can be viewed from the outside at any time, while the interior can be explored as part of the Forgotten Manors game in summer. Did you know...?*In the manor park you will find the memorial stone to Karl Ernst von Baer, and in Baer Tower in the manor house itself you can find out all about von Baer's life. « less
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Category: Playgrounds; Outdoors
Owner description: Murala Playground is on the second floor of the shopping centre Pohjakeskus in Rakvere. You can have fun in the huge jungle... more » Owner description: Murala Playground is on the second floor of the shopping centre Pohjakeskus in Rakvere. You can have fun in the huge jungle gym, build whatever you want on the lego table and watch cartoons. There is a separate area for smaller children with lots of toys. Enjoy the playtime!Useful information: The biggest jungle gym in Viru County is in the Murala Playground. You can also hold birthday parties in Murala. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The Okaskroon (‘crown of thorns’) monument was erected in 1991 in remembrance of those deported from Rakvere to Siberia. It... more » Owner description: The Okaskroon (‘crown of thorns’) monument was erected in 1991 in remembrance of those deported from Rakvere to Siberia. It was designed by A. Murdmaa. « less
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: The Rakvere Secondary School building on Freedom Square is one of the best examples of functional school architecture and the... more » Owner description: The Rakvere Secondary School building on Freedom Square is one of the best examples of functional school architecture and the pre-war work of architect Alar Kotli, who studied here. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1938. One of the most impressive rooms in the school is its hall, which is adorned by a traditional dark timber ceiling and chandeliers. The building can be viewed from the outside, while the hall can be accessed during school concerts.Did you know...? - This is one of the first schools in Estonia to have had a separate hall and gymnasium- A number of famous Estonians have studied here, including world-renowned composer Arvo Part, who graduated in 1954 « less
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: A late medieval church with an unusually high and slender spire that was built in the 17th century. Grave marker of Bishop... more » Owner description: A late medieval church with an unusually high and slender spire that was built in the 17th century. Grave marker of Bishop Arnoldus H. Annabat. Eye-catching Baroque fretwork masterpieces – the pulpit and altar wall. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: Rakvere’s monument to the War of Independence was unveiled on 30 August 1925. Its six-stage terraced concrete base was... more » Owner description: Rakvere’s monument to the War of Independence was unveiled on 30 August 1925. Its six-stage terraced concrete base was produced by master builder Reinhold Veigel under the direction of construction engineer Ferdinand Gustav Adoff. The bronze forms were cast in Italy based on models produced by Amandus Adamson. The monument reaches a height of 8.5 metres, while the bronze forms stand approximately 2 metres tall. The original monument was destroyed in autumn 1940; this copy was erected on 30 August 1992. The artists who created the replica are sculptor Lembit Palm and architect Kuno Raude. It was restored in 2004. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: Born in Joepere and schooled in Rakvere, Kreutzwald was a man of Virumaa and the creator of Estonia’s national epic... more » Owner description: Born in Joepere and schooled in Rakvere, Kreutzwald was a man of Virumaa and the creator of Estonia’s national epic ‘Kalevipoeg’.Action to erect a monument to him was launched in 1937 on the 55th anniversary of his death, and funds were raised throughout Virumaa from donations and celebrations. Designed by Aleksander Eller, the monument was officially unveiled in 1938 and restored in 1981. « less
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