©

Paide trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Paide

Trip Planner Europe  /  Estonia  /  Jarva County  /  Paide
(4.1/5 based on 10+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: historic sites
Paide is the capital of Järva County, Estonia.The town was formally founded 30 September 1291 by Halt, master of the Livonian Order.As of 1 January 2013 the population of Paide was 8228.Paide is also home to Paide Ühisgümnaasiumi Staadion, the home ground of Meistriliiga football team, Paide Linnameeskond.EtymologyPaide's German name Weißenstein means "white stone". This name was derived from the limestone used for the construction of Paide Castle. A Latin translation of that, Albus Lapis, has also been used. The Estonian name Paide was first recorded in 1564 as Paida and is thought to derive from the word paas, pae "limestone".SightsPaide castleA castle was built in Paide by order of Konrad von Mandern, master of the Livonian Order, sometime in 1265 or 1266. It was from the beginning constructed around the central tower or keep, locally known as Tall Hermann tower or Vallitorn. With its six storeys, the tower has always been the core of the castle complex. The fortress was strengthened during the 14th and 15th centuries, when the surrounding walls were enlarged and towers added. It was also modernised to be able to meet the new threat of firearms. During the 16th century, the castle was again modified through the addition of outer bastions.
Plan the details of your Paide holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Estonia trip builder.
Source

Plan your trip to Paide

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

See this by visiting one of the destinations below

Why?
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Sightseeing, museums, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, childrens museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Estonia

6 days in Tallinn & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM ESTONIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bern, Vilnius & Tallinn BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tallinn & Rome BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM ESTONIA December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tallinn & Helsinki BY A USER FROM BELARUS December, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News