Haapsalu Castle, Haapsalu

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Located right in the town's center, the medieval Haapsalu Castle boasts the biggest single-nave church in the Baltics and the tallest structure in town. As you walk through the dark hallways of this convent, you'll see medieval chambers with preserved objects and wooden adornments that bring a strange balance to the monument. Climb the 38 m (125 ft) tall bell tower to enjoy views of the surrounding area. The site is also famed for the reported sightings of the White Lady--the ghost of a maiden who was captured and starved to death in the castle. Add Haapsalu Castle to your Haapsalu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Haapsalu online vacation planner .
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  • A must if you're in Haapsalu. Right in the center of the old town. Lovely on a warm, sunny day. Have fun!  more »
  • Massive high walls, towers. You can log in several entrances. Inside is a church and a small museum. Now there is a serious restoration.
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  • This ancient Castle is breath taking, beautiful nature and great views. The clean air and trees really give a piece of mind  more »
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  • Magnificent and surprisingly large castle remnants in the center of the city. I loved how you can see from the walls where the floors and doorways were when the castle was intact. Great place for strolling around for an hour, even if you don't go inside the cathedral or the museum, which will open on summer 2019. No admission fees. Also houses a large children's playground.
  • Very ancient and historic castle. Some info from the original website: Haapsalu Castle used to be the residence of the medieval Prince-Bishops of a small state called Saare-Lääne (Ösel-Wiek) Bishopric. The castle was founded in the middle of the 13th century and was in use until the end of the 17th century. The castle consists of an inner bailey flanked by two outer baileys. Haapsalu Castle can boast of its medieval curtain wall with seven towers and four gates which still surround the castle grounds. The heart of the castle, the inner bailey, enclosed living and administrative quarters as well as a cathedral, which was the main church of the region. These days the inner bailey hosts a museum, and the cathedral is still used by the local congregation. The historic castle grounds have, over the course of time, been turned into a park. This is a unique symbiosis of architecture and nature that provides the joy of discovery for both adults and children. In one of the outer baileys the young at heart can find a playground inspired by the Middle Ages.
  • Noce place with great playgroung for children
  • It's a nice fortress but not really anything extraordinary. You can climb one of the towers and get a nice view of the courtyard however beware. The steps can be very steep and difficult to navigate. There's also a washroom on the premises if you need it. The church has a nice ghost story about forbidden love which tickles the imagination
  • The place is very nice but when i was there Februry 2018, it was on reabilitation, anyway the sourrandings are very nice and the localization is very good. Also they have near a place for the children play. Good for Families.
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