Places to Visit in Rakvere, Estonia, Europe

Places to Visit in Rakvere, Estonia, Europe

Rakvere is situated towards the northern part of the Estonia in Laane-Viru County covering an area of 10.64 square kilometers (4.11 square miles) and placed at an elevation of 82 meters (269 feet) above the sea level is the 5th largest city in the country.

Rakvere city is dominated by Rakvere Castle and visited local and international tourists alike and surrounded by Paide, Someru, Lepna, Karivarava, Tirbiku, Kadrina, Joetaguse, Pajusti and Haljala towns and Tallinn, capital of Estonia, is positioned at the distance of 100 kilometers from Rakvere city. Rakvere coordinates are 59.3500° N, 26.3500° E.


History of Rakvere:

According to the historians, it is believed that the region was inhabited since 3rd-5th centuries AD on the hill of Theatre. In the year 1268, battle of Wesenbeng took place near the town between Danish and German knights and Russians and the large castle was constructed in the year 1346, by Danish Estonia. The town was damaged during the Livonian War from 1558-1581 under the Russian rule. Later in the year 1605, Swedish reconstructed the castle.


Attractions in Rakvere:

Rakvere Castle:

Rakvere Castle is renowned in the town constructed during the Danish rule and offers many exciting activities for all the ages like shooting a bow, sword fight and pike battle and many other exciting games, visited by thousands of tourists from all over the Europe.


 Rakvere Trinity Church:

Rakvere Trinity church is one of the oldest church in the city constructed during the 15th century but was destroyed during the Livonain War but reconstructed during 1684 and church is renowned for its interior design and neo-Gothic style construction.


Other places to visit in Rakvere:

  • Rakvere Town Citizen’s Home
  • Orthodox Church of the Nativiy of Theotokos
  • Rakvere Citizen`s House Museum
  • Rakvere Exhibition House-Museum
  • Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Kohala Manor
  • The Cement Museum
  • Rakvere’s Town Square


Climate in Rakvere:

During summer Rakvere experiences warm climate and during winter the temperature drops to -0 degree Celsius and best time to visit Rakvere is from May to September.


Connecting Rakvere:

Rakvere is the 5th largest city in the country and Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is placed at the distance of 98 kilometers from heart of the city is the foremost airport in the Estonia with flight services to major international European destinations and from airport scheduled buses and trains are available at regular interval to Rakvere city. Rakvere is connected through national highway from distinct parts of the country and scheduled buses will function from Tallinn, Narva, Ahtme, Mustvee, Paide, Tartu, Parnu, and Haapsalu. Trains are the best mode of transportation to reach Rakvere town and affordable as well.


Accommodation in Rakvere:

Rakvere is renowned for its Rakvere castle and sports activities and tourists visiting the town can find some of the best accommodation facilities in the city and tourists are advised to book the hotels before visiting the city through online bookings to avoid last minute rush. Hotel rooms in Rakvere cost from $ 15 to $ 230 and above per day with all the modern facilities and hospitality. Some of the prominent hotels in Rakvere are as follows:

  • Mäehansu Tourist Farm
  • Õnnela Guesthouse
  • Aqva Hotel & Spa
  • Hotell Wesenbergh
  • Katariina Guesthouse
  • Villa Hotel Theresa
  • Nurga Guesthouse
  • Mõedaku Spordibaasi Hostel
  • Samblamäe Hostel
  • Art Hotel
  • Tammiku Bed and Breakfast

Rakvere Vocational School Accommodation

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