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Tartu – The best city for the world

Tartu, with its population of 101,246 (Population Census data from 2000) in an area of 38.8 sq km, is the second largest city in Estonia. Tartu, lying 185 km south of Tallinn, is also the centre of southern Estonia. The River Emajõgi (Mother River), which connects the two largest lakes ...

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Enchanting Estonia

Each year, over 3 million tourists visit Estonia-more than twice its whole population. Most of them prefer short trips, usually a few days, often combined with visits to the neighboring Lithuania and Latvia. Over the last year, Estonia has felt the full brunt of the international financial crisis. After being ...

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Too small to think climate?

The solution to the current economic crisis may be hidden in the response to climate change. A global climate agreement is needed to create a framework for action on the local scale and for investments into the future – it will benefit everybody and it should not be postponed due ...

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Erasmus in Estonia: My Estonian Adventure

My Estonian adventure was almost like a fairytale: There was a lot of magic, incredible events, amazing people, and the greatest memories… The beginning The adventure began almost 7 years ago, when I decided to create a website about Estonia. In a few weeks I carried out my plans and ...

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Myths and Legends in Tallinn

Tallinn, first mentioned in the historical books of the Arabic geographer Al-Idrisi in 1154, has had many centuries of active life with everything that goes with it. If the ancient city walls could talk, they would, without a doubt, tell us stories better than any adventure book. They have seen ...

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Muhu island

Located only 7 kilometers off the mainland, the island of Muhu is probably one of the least known islands in the western archipelago of Estonia. This is a result of the fact that most tourists both foreign and Estonians treat it only as a transit to the more known and ...

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Kihnu Island

Kihnu Saar located 2.5 hours away by ship from Pärnu is one of the smallest islands in Estonia. It is mostly a place for weekend getaways for residents of Pärnu and Haapsalu. The first mention of Kihnu, then Kyne is dated at 1386. At the beginning of the 14th century ...

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Tallinn – Danish city in Estonia

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia is located about 1,000 kilometers north of Warsaw. Its name in Estonian means “Danish city”. Truly there is much Nordic climate both in architecture and atmosphere, although signs of the Soviet period are also visible. It is best to visit Tallinn at the end of ...

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The unknown country of Kalevipoeg

It is the smallest and the least known Baltic Republic. Due to its land area and population, which is slightly less than 1.5 million, it is also one of the smallest European countries. By some it is called the bedroom of Finland. Located between the Bay of Riga and the ...

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Viljandi

First records of civilization in the surroundings of Viljandi date back to the 5th millennium B.C. The first written record of the earthen stronghold of Viljandi was in the year 1154 in the commentaries to al-Idrisi’s world atlas “Geography”. In the 12th century a permanent settlement emerged around the stronghold ...

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