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South-Estonia is a wonderful place!

Here there are so many beautiful things to look at and to visit, and a plenty of things to do!

Let us give you a little overview of the South-Estonian magnetic sights. For getting short information, simply move your mouse onto the magnet you are interested in, but if you want to know more, please click on this! The magnets that have more hits have been made larger.

Jõgeva county

Vudila

The whole family playground Vudila is located by Kaiavere lake on the area of about 7 hectares, only 1.7 km away from Elistvere Wildlife Park. Vudila Playground offers activities on many fronts;...
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The region of the Russian Old Believers

The Old Believers (“starovery”) is a religious movement detached from the Russian Orthodox Church, which does not recognize the 17th century reforms initiated by Patriarch Nikon in their...
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Põltsamaa Castle

The building of Põltsamaa castle was started in 1272, when a stone castle surrounded by a moat was established on the banks of the Põltsamaa River for the Teutonic Order.  In 1570-1578, the...
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Museum of the Parish School named after O. Luts

The building of the Palamuse parish school together with the living quarters of the sacrist Alexander Georg Nieländer was completed in 1873, and the school operated in it until the year 1975. As...
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Kassinurme

The drumlins of Kassinurme are among the largest in Vooremaa. Deeply indented chain of eskers and kames of Kassinurme is located on the higher part of the Kassinurme drumlin (the highest...
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Põlva county

Taevaskojad

People say that each Estonian should at least once in a lifetime visit Taevaskoda (Heaven's Hall).  Big and Small Taevaskoda in the primeval valley of Ahja River are unique tourist...
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Setomaa and Museums

In the furthest southeast corner of Estonia is located a peculiar ethnic region - Setomaa.  Especially exciting is to stay in Setomaa during the Seto church holidays, kirmasks or village...
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Piusa caves

Piusa caves are one of the most visited tourist sights in South Estonia.  Unique colonnades that are kilometers long were created during the mining of glass sand in the 1920’s. In the...
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Mooste Manor House

On the shore of Mooste lake lays the Mooste Manor founded by the Nolcken family, which is one of the manors richest in buildings in Estonia preserved in its entirety. Besides its main...
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Estonian Road Museum

On the Post road, in the former Varbuse horse changing post station on Tartu-Võru highway has been established the Estonian Road Museum.  In the main building of a postal station...
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Tartu county

The University Campus

Right in the heart of the university town is located the university campus with the main building of the University, several academic buildings, Toome Hill and the Botanical Garden. One of...
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Jaani Cultural Quarter of Tartu

Jaani Cultural Quarter located in the Old City of Tartu is made up of the medieval St. John's Church, the Anthony's Guild complete with its courtyard, the Toy Museum, Uppsala House, Tampere...
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The Onion Route

The Onion Route covers the three cultures and two nations coexisting in a friendly atmosphere by Lake Peipus.   Here are intertwined the cultures of the Estonian peasants, the...
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River Emajõgi and Barge Yard

In ancient times human settlements emerged right by the side of water bodies. Emergence of Tartu certainly got a strong impetus by River Emajõgi, historically an important trade road - both...
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The Estonian Aviation Museum and the Estonian Agricultural Museum

The city of Tartu and Tartu County have a total of more than 30 museums.  In the County, the most remarkable are the Estonian Aviation Museum and the Estonian Agricultural Museum. ...
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Valga county

Valgamaa Castles

A grandiose red brick mansion of Sangaste Castle built in 1881 is one of the most gorgeous examples of Historicism of the Baltic States; in the exterior of the building one can see similar...
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Pühajärve Spa and Wellness Centre

A nice and cozy hotel with a beautiful park on the scenic shore of Lake Pühajärve offers you a noise free, pleasant, and very private stay. In the former rehabilitation center, which has...
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Otepää Adventure Park

Between the Earth and the Sky, the Adventure Park of Otepää offers you experiences that will take you to adventures in trees:  the first tracks are simpler and lower, the final ones...
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Otepää talv

Otepää on Baltikumi tuntuim talispordikeskus, mille kaubamärgiks on Eestimaa talvepealinna tiitel. Tänu kuplilisele maastikule, klimaatilisele eripärale ning loodud infrastruktuurile saab...
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Leigo Lake Music

Leigo Lake Music Festival is unique throughout Europe, where the union of beautiful nature and meaningful music creates rare and lasting experiences.  The more time goes on, the more...
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Viljandi county

Lake Võrtsjärv

At the border of three counties is Lake Võrtsjärv, the largest inland water body (270 km ²) in Estonia. The bottom of the lake is gradually shallow and in the summer, the water temperature...
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The Town of Viljandi

Over seven hundred years old Viljandi is captivating with its simplicity, silence, beautiful greenery and architectural values. Special charm to the city streets is added by large red...
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Soomaa National Park

Diverse nature, a unique suspension bridge, the dugout boat culture and five seasons have made Soomaa National Park popular for a real nature lover as well as for a simple Sunday...
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Olustvere Manor and Park

Olustvere is one of the best preserved manor house complexes in Estonia. The manor house was built in compliance with the style of art nouveau.  Among the other notable buildings there...
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Heimtali

About seven km from Viljandi is Heimtali Manor complex, the rarity of which is a circular stable- building.  Its rubble stone exterior wall is divided into 16 facets.  The first...
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Võru county

The land of towers

There are plenty of towers in Võru County.  The observation tower of Suur Munamägi opens a magnificent view onto the Estonian landscape. The tower was completed in the year 1939 and its...
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Tamula promenade and the Kreutzwald Museum in Võru

In Võru is the most stylish beach promenade in Estonia, which takes into account both the old-fashioned Katariina alley as well as the wishes of the people of different ages and...
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Rõuge

The 10 km long primeval valley of Rõuge valley is located on the north-west corner of Haanja Uplands and was already fully formed before the ice age.  In its deepest parts, Rõuge...
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Lasva Water Tower-Gallery

In August, 2009, reconstruction of  Lasva water tower was completed - now it has an economical and minimalist exterior, whereas its interior is really striking: in the floor of the...
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Jaaniraotu Bird Park

Jaaniraotu farm is located on the border of Võru and Põlva counties, in Lasva rural municipality, just a stone's throw away from Meenikunno Bog. The Birds Park of the farm grew out of the...
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