What to do and see in Paide, Estonia: The Best Places and Tips

December 24, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Paide in Estonia, from Europe region, is best know for Castles. Discover best things to do in Paide with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Paide

1. Ajakeskus Wittenstein

Veski 11, Paide 72713, Estonia
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Ajakeskus Wittenstein

Building of the Paide Order Castle started in 1265. Local white limestone was used to build the castle. The first building on Vallimagi Hill was the octagonal Tall Hermann Tower, which was destroyed by the retreating Red Army in 1941. The tower was restored for the 650th anniversary of the St George's Night Uprising in 1993.Interesting facts:The stronghold established in Paide was the second castle built by the order in the territory of Estonia after Viljandi.Paide Vallitorn became the symbol of Paide Town and Jarva County and is depicted on their coats of arms.There is a memorial on Paide Vallimagi Hill to the four Estonian elders executed during the uprising.

Reviewed By Signe S - Estonia

It is worth to go. Very nice and quiet place. You can have a piknic. There is playground for kids next to History Centre OPEN Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00 Prices 6 euros or less.

2. Turi Museum

Vabriku puiestee 11, Turi 72212, Estonia +372 385 7429
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Turi Museum

The museum in Turi was opened in 1995, although it was founded much earlier, as local history researchers have been engaged in this subject for several years. In the year 2000 the Turi museum was relocated and now shares one roof with the Estonian Broadcasting Museum. The museum illustrates the history of the railway, which constituted an important impulse for the development of Turi, as well as the history of the paper and pulp factory of Turi.You are welcome to visit the Turi museum Tuesdays to Saturdays.Interesting to know:•Visitors get an overview of the small pre-war enterprises - the brick factory and the ladies hairdressers as well as the garment factory•The museum also features temporary Exhibitions providing delightful pictures of the hobbies and activities of people connected with Turi

Reviewed By Eve K

It was nice to see old radios and how they have developed into radios today. Good locations, nearby train and bus station, next to shops.

3. Paide Castle

Paide, Estonia
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Paide Castle

Reviewed By njushka - Tallinn

Paide is the heart of Estonia. If you plan to go to Tartu, then definitely you need to go to the Paid for a couple of hours. It is only 10 km from the Tallinn-Tartu highway. This is an old not big city with its ancient history. If the name Ivan-terrible speaks to you. During the seizure (by Vaysenstein) of Paide by the army of Ivan the Terrible, on January 1, 1573, the heroic attack was led by Malyuta Skuratov. He was killed near the castle walls. Construction of the building of the castle Paide began in 1265. Local white limestone was used to build the castle. Wittenstein - white stone .Using the time machine, you can easily touch the history of our region and the heart of Estonia.

4. Turi Puha Martini Kirik

Ferdinand Johann Wiedemanni 7, Turi 72210, Estonia +372 387 8330
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Turi Puha Martini Kirik

The three-naved medieval church of Turi was built in the 13th century. The interior of the church is embellished with a pulpit dating back to 1630 and an altar by Christian Ackermann, constructed in 1693.You are welcome to visit the church in summer Wednesdays to Sundays.Interesting to know:•The tip of the steeple of the church in Turi is crowned with a cock on a golden ball who watches over the town • The choir of the church has unique graven masks in its corners.•The windows of the church are embellished with stained glass by Dolores Hoffmann•Inside the church there are the paintings "Golgatha" and "The Last Supper" by August Georg Pezoldi

Reviewed By Eve K

As all of the churches in Estonia, open for public. Locates next to local swimming place and singing ground in Tyri. Easily accessable.

5. Holy Cross Church

Keskvaeljak 1, Paide 72713, Estonia +372 385 1181
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Holy Cross Church

Paide has had a church since the 13th century. It was initially located in the order stronghold and later also downtown, next to the main square. The church that was consecrated in 1786 perished in a fire in 1845. A new church with neo-baroque features that is still standing today was built with the support of the townspeople from 1847 to 1848.Interesting facts:Paide Holy Cross Church is unique among Estonian churches because its tower is not located on the western side but in the middle, on the southern side.

Reviewed By Papudrakus - Warsaw, Poland

Church is the biggest building in the city, situated in the center. Quite close to the old castle. Church except the high have inside extraordinary baptismal font. It has been taken form the burned orthodox church. Huge shell is a treasury of this church. Also big pictures on the walls can stop you in the church for longer time.

6. Estonian Broadcasting Museum

Vabriku puiestee 11, Turi 72212, Estonia +372 385 7055
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Estonian Broadcasting Museum

The Estonian Broadcasting Museum was founded in Turi in 1999. The museum’s permanent exhibition introduces the history of broadcasting from the first test broadcasts to the present day. You can visit the Estonian Broadcasting Museum from Tuesday to Saturday. You can also book a guided tour in advance. Interesting facts:·         The radio station that started broadcasting from Turi in 1937 was the most modern in Europe at the time.·         At the Broadcasting Museum, you can try your hand at producing a radio show.·         Working displays are exhibited at the museum – old televisions, loudspeakers and much more.

Reviewed By Raivo T - Tallinn, Estonia

Cosy little museum in Estonian small town. Even if you dont care about broadcasting history or old machines it' s worth to visit beacause of lovely smatt town atmosphere.

7. Sargvere Manor

Pargi tn, Paide, Estonia +372 389 3452
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Sargvere Manor

The grand early classicist mansion of Sargvere Manor that also has some baroque features was completed in 1765.The manor building was used by the Sargvere Basic School from 1920 to 2002. The manor has been in the use of the Sargvere Society for Promotion of Rural Culture since 2003. Four history rooms have been set up at the initiative of the Society that introduce the history of Sargvere Manor, the school and surrounding villages.You can only visit the manor by appointment.

Reviewed By Signe S - Estonia

Its look very old worn-out building, but i think it is worth to go. You get to hear a lot of stories. You can take a nice walk in the park.

8. Jarvamaa Museum

Lembitu Puiestee 5, Paide 72702, Estonia +372 385 1867
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Jarvamaa Museum was found in 1905. Through ages Jarvamaa museum was located in different buildings. In 1950-s the former veterinary clinic in Paide Lembitu park was adjusted for museum building. The permanent exhibition about the county was opened in 1956. Nowadays museum still functions in the same building.You can visit Jarvamaa museum in Paide from Tuesday till Saturday.Interesting to know:- The jewel of the permanent exhibition is the consisting of 200 objects interior of the Paide old pharmacy that was donated in 1912.- The biggest collection of Jarvamaa museum is the photograph collection. Collection has the oldest Estonian daguerreotype.

Reviewed By 46erling46 - Viimsi, Estonia

På höjden vid centrala Paide, låg stadens fästning med vallgravar runt ! I dag är vallgravarna borta och av fästningen återstår bara ruiner, föruton tornet som är renoverat för att inrymma stadens museum och en liten restaurang på 3:e eller 4;e våningen !

9. Limestone Sculptures

Vallimagi, Paide, Estonia
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Limestone Sculptures

The first Paide Limestone Days were held in 1996 and they developed into a tradition. Artists are given natural limestone to work with and create a piece of art. The sculptures are set up in Paide Town.Interesting facts:The best known sculptures are Limestone Symphony on the corner of Kitsas and Vaike-Aia Streets, which marks the birthplace of famous composer Arvo Part and the Hitchhiker on Tallinn Road that greets visitors of the town.You can get a map from Paide Tourist Information Centre that helps you find these sculptures.

Reviewed By Papudrakus - Warsaw, Poland

Paide in the past was called White Stone (Biały Kamień). The reason of it is a huge resource of lime stone. Some of them were serious, some of them abstract but few I remember very well. My favorites are the stone of big nose and hitch-hiker on the entrance of the city. Stones are in different part of the city and is easy to find them near main roads.

10. Paide Town Hall

Keskvaeljak 14, Paide 72711, Estonia +372 383 8600
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Paide Town Hall is a building with a late art nouveau façade in the main square of Paide that was built in 1920 to replace the former wooden building. Paide Town Hall was thoroughly renovated in 2008 and its original appearance was restored.Paide Town Hall can only be visited in the course of group tours organised by appointment only.Interesting facts:Paide Town Hall is still a government building today and the offices of the mayor and town council are located there.Paide Town Hall has a hall with excellent acoustics that is used as a concert venue.

Reviewed By finnscouser - Finland

Park your car in the main square. Take a walk up to the Castle tower, which has just been renovated. Now there is an HG Wells attraction and a shop. The town hall stands out with its yellow facade. There is also an excellent cafe.

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