Rummu Estonia Prison Beach

Rummu Underwater Prison in Estonia

Rummu’s abandoned underwater prison and quarry is located about 40 kilometers west from Tallinn. Rummu is a small town in Estonia, that hides a blue clear water lagoon. Water is cold like the ruins of the prison. This magical place is perfect for swimming and scuba diving on a sunny summer day. Every summer more and more turists discover the beach and it truly is a must visit location in Tallinn.

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Ungru Manor Castle Ruins

Ungru Manor Ruins in Estonia

Ungru Manor castle ruins are an impressive sight. Massive ruins can be easily spotted from the road next to it. It is just over an hour drive from Tallinn. The Manor was founded in 1523 and build from local materials under the supervision of an Estonian master builders A. Saar, E. Schwartz, and P. Shubaneyev. You can read more of the Ungru Manor’s history below in one of the pictures of the information board. Estonia is a country with a long history. The land is full of similar old castles, monasteries and fortresses.

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Haapsalu Railway Station

Estonian Railway Museum

Estonian Railway and Communications Museum is located in Haapsalu. The Museum is in the old railway station building. The building was completed in 1906 and the station opened in 1907. Wooden building has over 214 meters of covered platform. Building is full of beautiful wooden ornaments. The station is playing an old steam locomotive sounds for visitors. The museum has a handcar and the old train schedules. The station was also recently featured in the movie Miekkailjia. Even though it is an old railway station, there are rails only the length of the station. There are old locomotives and steam engines on the rails.

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Haapsalu A Bed Of Reeds

Haapsalu – Beautiful Estonia

As a Finn I’ve always considered Finland as the most beautiful country on summer. But summerly Finland got a challenger from the south: beauful Estonia. Estonia, or Tallinn for a Finn, has always been the southern part of Helsinki, from which I buy alcoholic beverages. Not because they are cheap there, but because they are ridiculously expensive in Finland. So far my experiences with Estonia have been limited to the city of Tallinn. Luckily life carried me off the tourist tracks of Tallinn for an adventure in western Estonia, Haapsalu.

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