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Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

Võrumaa

The history of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle dates back to the 14th century and it was a strong border fortress between Russia and Europe until the end of the 17th century. The castle was demolished during the Great Northern War in 1702 by Russians. In the Middle Ages, the Episcopal Castle was among the destinations for...

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Vedur Mälestusmärk

Valga, Valgamaa

The year 1886 when the plan to build the Pihkva-Riga railway with a branch from Valga to Tartu became a crucial year in the development of the little town. The steam engine monument erected near the Valga railway station in 1998 celebrates the 110th anniversary of the Pihkva-Valga-Riga rail connection. Engine SU 251-98 was...

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Veski 4

Tartu, Tartumaa

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Viirelaiu tuletorn

Viirelaid is a small island in the Baltic Sea belonging to the country of Estonia. Viirelaid lies southeast of the island of Muhu. Together with Muhu and neighbouring small islands of Kesselaid, Võilaid and Suurlaid it forms Muhu Parish (Estonian: Muhu vald), the rural municipality within Saare County, Estonia. Its...

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Villem Reimani Monument

Tartu, Tartumaa

The new monument to Villem Reiman (1861-1917) was opened in 2004 and its author is Mati Varik. Villem Reiman was a pastor and a cultural persona who fought for the independence of the Estonian people as a figurehead of the Estonian national movement.

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Vilsandi Tuletorn

Saaremaa

Vilsandi tuletorn ehitati 1809. aastal. Olulist tuletorni remonditi mitmeid kordi, viimane suurem remont oli tuletornis 1957. aastal ning sellisel kujul on see säilinud tänapäevani. Üheks huvitavamaks perioodiks Vilsandi tuletorni ajaloos kujunesid aastad 1910 - 1941, mil selle tööd juhatas hr. Artur Toom. Nimelt rajas ta...

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Virtsu tuletorn

Läänemaa

The lighthouse is located along the passage Suure, helps with orientation and safe passing of vessels. Need in creation of a lighthouse of Virtsu is caused under the act of 1856. In 1863 in England the pig-iron lighthouse and the diopter device of constant fire was ordered. The same year construction of a lighthouse and...

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Vormsi tuletorn

The first 17m high prefabricated cast-iron lighthouse was erected on the Saxby cape on Vormsi Island in 1864, but it was soon discovered that the tower was not visible enough due to constant fogs. To solve the problem, a copy, which was 7m higher, was ordered from factory in Liepaja, Latvia in 1871. The old lighthouse and its...

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Wittenstein Time Centre In Paide Tower

Paide, Järvamaa

The tower on Vallimäe Hill in Paide is now home to the Wittenstein Time Centre. An elevator rolls back the centuries like a time machine, with displays from different eras on different floors - the days of knights, kings and tsars; the period of occupation; the first Estonian republic; and the period of the country's regained...

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