Aluoja cascades

The Aluoja cascades are in the village of Pühajõe in Toila municipality, in the Mägara creek, which flows into Pühajõe valley from the west. Aluoja is a unique slate valley with a variety of cascades, clefts and springs. Moving downriver, its...

Avinurme Lifestyle Centre

The museum exhibition in Avinurme Lifestyle Centre introduces Avinurme as the carpentry centre of Estonia. The permanent exhibition 'Life Born of Timber' provides an overview of products that the local craftsmen have made during various eras and...

Avinurme museum train

A narrow-gauge Sonda-Mustvee railway passed through Avinurme during 1926–1972. It was a true 50-year-long prosperity era for the villages located near the route. Today, a section of 178.5 metres of the former railway, the rail brigde, and the...

Avinurme museum train

A narrow-gauge Sonda-Mustvee railway passed through Avinurme during 1926–1972. It was a true 50-year-long prosperity era for the villages located near the route. Today, a section of 178.5 metres of the former railway, the rail brigde, and the...

Baron von Velio's house

Built in classicist style in the late 18th century, this building was one of the largest private residences in Narva at the time. It was later used for storage as well as for housing. In the first half of the 19th century it was purchased by...

Casemates of the Bastion Victoria in Narva

During its 300 years of history, the bastion Victoria has withstood many wars. At the beginning of the 21st century, it justified its reputation again – after a complete restoration, it became a winner once more! Bastion became one of the main...

Estonian Mining Museum

Would you like to get a taste of what the life of a real coal miner was like? All you need to do is put on your wellies, grab a warm jacket and take a lamp; because, where else but underground would you hear, see and feel the same things as the...

Forests in Alutaguse

Alutaguse forests cover the central and southern part of the Ida-Viru County. The area is rich in woods and swamps and has scarce human habitation. Flying squirrel, wolverine and bear, the indigenous inhabitants of coniferous forests, live in this...

Hahn's staircase

Built at the southern end of a garden in  Narva in 1875 on the initiative of Mayor A. Hahn, this staircase was originally longer than it appears today. However, construction of a new bridge saw the first section of the staircase disappear...

Hele Park in Narva-Jõesuu

There are two official parks in Narva-Jõesuu – the Pime (dark) and Hele (light) park. The Valge (white) park, which is also called Hele park, was established in 1877. The park pavilion, which is located next to a beautiful pond, is a good...

Jõhvi Church of St. Michael and museum

Church of St. Michael in Jõhvi centre is the oldest building in the town. It is believed to be built in the middle of 13th century. The peculiarities of the church are 2m thick walls and elements of stronghold that make the church of St. Michael...

Kivisilla waterfall

Kivisilla waterfall, on the grounds of Saka Manor, is one of the many cascades along the northern coast of Estonia. Along with Valaste, it is one of the most accessible and spectacular in Ida-Viru County, attractive year-round for its height and...

Kreenholm area and Kreenholm Textile Factory

A double-terraced waterfall is located on the Narva River, just above the city. Kreenholm Island is located between the two terraces. The famous Kreenholm Textile Factory was built on the shore of the waterfull in the 19th century, and was the...

Kukruse Polar Manor

Visiting the newly renovated Kukruse manor, you will find out all about the role of Baltic Germans in Estonian society and learn the history of the Tolli family. You can learn to write in gothic style to surprise your friends, and make discoveries...

Kurtna Lake District

The Kurtna Lake District located in Illuka Rural Municipality is one of Estonia's most lake-rich areas, where 42 lakes, with areas of 0.2 to 136 hectares, can be found in an area of about 30 square kilometers. The lakesides are popular vacation...

Maidla manor

Maidla manor in Ida-Viru County was first mentioned in 1465. The current baroque manor house was completed in 1767 at the request of Georg Ludwig von Wrangell. Since 1925 the manor has housed a school, as a result of the restoration work which has...

Mäetaguse Hunting Museum

The Hunting Museum is located in Mäetaguse Manor, in the rooms where a barn and cellar used to be. The permanent exhibition shows the life of bears. The first showpiece of the museum was the male bear Jaak. There is also a hunting hall for 12...

Monument in Siivertsi

The monument was erected to memorize two regiments - Preobraženski and Semjonovski- who fought under the command of Peter I in The Battle of Narva at 19th of July of 1700. If it became obvious that the battle was lost, two brave regiments didn't...

Monument to Paul Keres

The monument to Paul Keres, the Estonian chess player and international grandmaster, is located on a square between Puškin street and Peeter Square. The author of the monument is Aivar Simson, a well-known Estonian sculptor.

Narva Bastions

In the 17th century, Narva was a city on the border between Sweden and Russia, which Sweden wanted to turn into a regional capital. The designer of the defence fortifications was a military engineer and architect Erik Dahlberg. A total of seven...

Narva Castle

The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is the most diverse and best preserved...

Narva Hospital

The construction of the hospital was started in 1913. The building is in the Modernist style and dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. The architect was Aleksandr Vladovski. The building is part of the Kreenholm complex.

Narva Museum

Narva Museum today – it is the Narva stronghold, the Northern Courtyard, and the Art Gallery. These are more than architectural monuments, as the castle and the gallery also have exhibition halls. The exhibition of Narva castle talks about the...

Narva river

Narva river marks the north-eastern border of Estonia. It flows from Vasknarva castle on lake Peipsi out into the Gulf of Finland.  The river is divided in two by Kreenholm Island. Both branches of the river are home to cascades, which are filled...

Narva Town Hall

German, Swedish and Italian architectural influences are mixed in the building style of the Town Hall that dates back to the 17th century (architect G. Teuffel). The architectural complex of the Town Hall Square included the Town Hall, Stock...

Narva-Jõesuu ethnography museum

This museum in Narva-Jõesuu has picture archives illustrating the history and culture of the resort town. You will find out about the famous people who have lived there, and those who have spent their summers on the ‘Estonian riviera’. Did...

Northern yard of Narva Castle

The Northern yard is our attempt of recreating the 17th century. Here, we imagine genuine and vibrant early modern urban quarters with houses, people, and their everyday lives. This way, a guest of the Northern yard is instantly taken 300–400...

Pime park in Narva-Jõesuu

The resort of Narva-Jõesuu is made up of the sea, pine forests, and the Pime (Dark) and Hele (Light) parks. These parks are divided by streets. The area towards the sea from Vabaduse Street is the Pime Park. Pime Park, resembling a forest park,...

Pimeaed (Blind Garden)

This is Narva’s oldest part, an example of park architecture from the end of the 19th century. Located on the Victoria Bastion. There are two memorials in the park and its environs. The first is the iron cross erected on the Victoria Basion in...

Saka manor

Saka is one of the few Estonian manor complexes that has been restored in its entirety. The manor has luxurious rooms for accommodation and seminars as well as a large hall and a restaurant in the vaulted cellar. With its unique location, privacy...

Saka manor park and rock exhibition

Saka manor park is located on a high limestone bank. Older trees in the park indicate the dignified age of the park and its possible origin from the beginning of the 19th century. The park does not have a specific shape; granite pathways with...

Siivertsi memorial

Siivertsi memorial was built to honor protectors of homeland who died fighting near Narva in the Estonian War of Independence in 1918 to 1920. It was demolish in the time of World War II. Restored in 1996 by architect Melnik.

Sinimäed (Blue Mountains)

Wars have been fought in the Sinimäed area for 900 years. Today, traces of three wars are still visible in the nature; there is also a monument on the slopes of Grenaderimägi (Grenadier Hill) for those who died in the battles of 1944. You can...

Swedish Lion

This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII at Narva in 1700 when the Russian forces that had besieged Narva in the course of the Great Northern War were destroyed. The memorial was a gift from the Kingdom of Sweden to the City of Narva,...

Tõrvajõe waterfall

Tõrvajõe waterfall is located in Tõrvajõe village in the immediate vicinity of Tallinn-Narva highway. The waterfall gets its water from River Tõrvajõe. There are several small terraces: the main terrace which is up to 2.5 m high and three...

The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

It was built in 1890-1896 for the orthodox workers of Kreenholm Manufactory. The architect was Pavel Alis. Architectural solution comes from Byzantine tradition. Belltower is 28,8 m high. Church's walls and dome are made of local bricks. Rides,...

The Lords Resurrection Cathedral

It was built in 1890-1896 for the orthodox workers of Kreenholm Manufactory. The architect was Pavel Alis. Architectural solution comes from Byzantine tradition. Belltower is 28,8 m high. Church's walls and dome are made of local bricks. Rides,...

The Pühtitsa Dormition Convent (Kuremäe Convent)

The Kuremäe Convent, located in the centre of Kuremäe, was established in 1891, and is the only functioning Russian Orthodox nunnery in Estonia. In ancient times, a sacred place of the Estonians was located here and a sacrificial spring was at...

The Soviet-Era Sillamäe

'Soviet-Era Sillamäe' is an exhibition in a Sillamäe Museum branch at the Sillamäe Cultural Centre. The exhibition is located on the premises of a former bomb shelter. You can explore everything related to the Soviet era, starting from the...

Vaivara Blue Hills Museum

The Vaivara Blue Hills Museum provides an overview of the Vaivara parish and manor and an in-depth audio-visual look at the Battle of Tannenberg Line held here in 1944. There is an outdoor exhibition outside the museum building, or you can go for...

Valaste Waterfall

Valaste Waterfall situated on the Ontika Limestone Cliff is the highest in Estonia with its fall of 30 metres. The waterfall shows its more rebellious side of nature in springs and during the high water season. In summer and during the dry period...

`Meretorn` tower by the Saka Manor

Winding stairs take you to the top platform of Meretorn ('Sea Tower' in English) and everyone who wants can climb up and enjoy the wonderful view of the islands in the bay as well as sunrise or sunset. There is a campfire site next to the camping...