We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Interesting History, Worth the Stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rakvere Castle

Rakvere Castle
Vallikraavi, Rakvere, Estonia
+3723225502
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Rakvere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
86 attraction reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
“Interesting History, Worth the Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was an interesting stop on our tour. It's a bit touristy with the signage, displays and actors but it offers good history of the area. The wine cellar, torture chamber and great hall were nice to wander around. Lots of the smaller rooms are quite dim (we used cell phone flashlight apps to see properly). The tour offered us vodka tasting and lunch. The vodka tasting was ok (Finnish, Russian, and Swedish vodka was served against Estonian vodka). The lunch was simple and delicious: salad, chicken with a yogurt dill sauce, rice, and fruit dessert. Estonian beer was also offered (and was quite delicious). Recommended stop if you're in the area.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

69 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    19
    8
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A castle that relives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This well conserved historic castle at Rakvere is a must see places. It re-lives with people in traditional dresses inacting the ancient times. There are many programmes and activities like archery one can engage in.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallinn, Estonia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The must-visit medieval adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As already said in the title, it's a place you just can't miss. Apart from all others very informative and serious renovated castle-museums this is a true theme-park where you can literally dive into the atmosphere of the knight-life in Estonia in 15th-16th century, try the activities they had to do and even get purified from your sins (not in the physical way though :)). There is a lot to do for those who travel solely, with company or with family - both children and adults can spend an excellent day there. Also can be rented out for all kinds of events. All in all - great place to visit both in winter and in summer (in summer it's better though).

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place for visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I have not much expect from visit this castle, but it give me lot of surprise!
Experience the old historical time and give yourself a chance to climb the castle walls, and visit the room such as torture room, death room , sword hall, chapel and else.
Even you need to pay for the entry ticket but it's really worth.
If you looking for a historical place to visit, this is the place.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Only saw the outsides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Based on what I saw from the outsides, I believe it's well worth seeing inside. In addition, I did hear from other tourists on the area that it's great inside, but unfortunately we didn't have time to see this.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rakvere Castle also viewed

Rakvere, Laane-Viru County
Rakvere, Laane-Viru County
 

Been to Rakvere Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rakvere Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.