Popular Accommodations in Estonia
Highlights in Estonia
- Untouched nature
- Wild Bears
- Party metropolis Tallinn
- Broad programme of events
Most popular in Estonia
Vacation rentals in Estonia
If you are looking for a vacation rental in Estonia, you will find what you are looking for primarily in the state capital of Tallinn. In the modern metropolis you can choose to stay in a cosy holiday apartment in the historic old town or in a centrally located apartment near the Gulf of Finland. On site, you will not only benefit from the numerous sights and the rich cultural offer, but also from the good bus connections for exploring the hinterland.Holidays in the countryside
If you like it a little quieter, you should pitch your tents away from the capital in one of the smaller towns of Muga, Tartu, Pärnu or Haapsalu, where things are much less turbulent. An alternative for nature lovers is a vacation rental on the large Estonian islands of Hiiumaa and Saaremaa directly off the west coast.
Holidays in Estonia
Travelers and Activities
Away from the larger cities, Estonia's nature is still as untouched as in hardly any other part of Europe. Pack your hiking backpack and head off to the picturesque Jägala waterfalls, cross Lahema National Park or explore the wildly romantic coastline. For lasting impressions, you can enjoy extended canoe tours on the Radnu as well as moorland shoe hikes in the Soomaa National Park. If you are lucky during your hikes, you might even see one of the 700 wild bears.A paradise for night owls
Estonia's capital Tallinn in particular is considered one of the party metropolises in Europe. Thanks to favourable prices, which are around 50 percent of the usual level in Germany, the city's bars, clubs and discotheques are particularly popular with Europe's young people. Both in Tallinn and in Tartu, the second largest city, there are dance clubs like the "Venus-Club", the "Club Hollywood" and the "Club Bobon" for every musical taste.
Travelers and Activities
Things to know
The best time to book your vacation rental in Estonia is between May and September, when temperatures often break the 25 degree mark and nature is in full bloom. June around Midsummer's Day is the best time for hiking in the countryside, because at this time of year you can even wander through the wilderness deep into the night thanks to full 19 hours of daylight and enjoy the picturesque landscape.Regular events
The varied programme of events in Estonia begins with the youth music festival "Muusikamoos" in Pärnu in March. We continue with the "Days of Estonian Music" and the jazz festival "Jazzkar" in April, the Tallinn Old Town Days in June as well as the "Medieval Market Days" in Tallinn and the "Beer Summer" in July. The programme of events is rounded off by the festive days of the "White Lady" in August and the "Student Days in Tartu" in September.
In 2011, Estonians were able to vote via SMS in the parliamentary elections.
Top travel tips
Near the town of Rakvere stands the 13th century Wesenberg Castle, where a very special guided tour awaits you. Climb down into the torture chambers accompanied by a guide and wait to see what happens when the bolt of the entrance door falls into the lock.Trip to Tallinn
If you spend your holiday in Estonia, you should visit the capital Tallinn and especially the old town. Particularly worth seeing is the old town area around the old town hall square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Estonian cuisine
Estonian cuisine is unmistakably influenced by Scandinavian and German cuisine, which is why lovers of hearty dishes will get their money's worth. Specialities include the national dish Verivorst (blood sausage) and the Baltic version of sauerkraut (Mulgikapsad). Also the extremely tasty rum-like spirit Vana Tallinn is not to be despised.
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