1,7 km from the festival area is the gorgeous, more than 400 years old Taagepera castle. Take a walk in its park and enjoy a good meal at the Resto Wagenküll. The Wagenküll Lossispaa, one of Estonia’s best-conserved art nouveau style mansions, also houses a hotel next to a spa and sauna centre. More information HERE!
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HELME CASTLE AND CAVES
14,4 km from the festival area, or halfway to Tõrva, are the ruins of the 14th century Helme castle. They are definitely worth a visit because according to a legend, there is a Doctor’s spring down in the valley next to them with water that cures seven diseases. On the North side of the castle, there are the Helme caves, or Hell as the old folk used to say. More information HERE and HERE!
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BARCLAY DE TOLLY MAUSOLEUM
27,6 km from the festival area is the mausoleum of the Baltic noble and Russian military commander Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761-1818). The place is a National Geographic yellow window destination. If you’re interested in history and culture, then this classicist burial chapel built in 1823 is a true gem with the sarcophagi of the duke and his wife of Estonian heritage on display for a small fee. More information HERE!
Photo: Andrus Abel