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    Aerial view on Puhjarve lake in Estonia!

    The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest lake in the region. There is a beach with a beach house, ball game courts, a children's playground, rest areas, cafés, and a pier by the northern tip of Lake Pühajärv. In the southern tip, there is the Kooliranna...
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    Birds Nest Watch Tower in Estonia!

    The Pesapuu watchtower is 30 meters high (the top observation platform is 27 meters from the ground) and it resembles a tree with two bird nests. The architect Karmo Tõra was the original author of the idea. The watchtower is eye-catching during both the day and the night. In the evening...
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    Lielvirbi Manor house

    This place has been populated from ancient times, which is indicated by Couronian ancient burial grounds not far from the manor house. The manor house was first mentioned in written documents in 1429. The first people, who, most likely, received the manor lands, were Couronian families (Gudeki...
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    Let me take You to the mall and back!

    In the Middle Ages there was no sea port in Pärnu. That is why cargo meant for the ships had to be transported with barges. The major obstacle to the development of sea trade was the settling of sand at the estuary of the river. At the request of the major merchants in Pärnu, it was ordered by...
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    Watchtower at Ciecere Lake!

    The 18-meter-high wooden observation tower sits atop a 12-meter high hill and allows visitors to enjoy miles of views across the waters of Lake Ciecere. At the foot of the observation tower there is a recreation area with a table, benches and a fireplace. The observation tower is located about 6...
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    Remarkable Olsztyn Castle!

    Olsztyn Castle (Polish: Zamek w Olsztynie) – castle ruins located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, lying on the Trail of the Eagles' Nests – formerly protecting the southern border of the Kingdom of Poland. The ruins of the 14th-century castle are one of the biggest attractions of the area...
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    Krakus Mound! Place where the king of Krakow was burried (at least rumorred :) )

    On the southern bank of the Vistula River in Krakow lies one of the city’s most ancient mysteries. Anyone could mistake it for a large hill, but it’s not—at least not a naturally-made one. Known as Krakus Mound, or Krak Mound, this 52-foot pile of earth has overlooked the city for centuries...
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    Fortress of Spinalonga - Crete, Greece

    Spinalonga is a barren, arid rocky islet, with an area of 85,000 sq. m., lying in the mouth of the natural harbour of Elounda in Lasithi Prefecture, Crete. The islet was fortified in antiquity, to protect the ancient city of Olous. Towards the end of the 16th century, the Venetians, as part of...
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    Church on the island!

    Afentis Christos (Greek: Αφέντης Χριστός, "Lord Christ") is a small islet off the northern coast of the Greek island of Crete named after the small chapel built there. The islet and chapel is only a short distance away from the beach at Malia and a short distance from the islet of Agia Varvara...
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    Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology

    Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology is one of the mostly visited places in Lithuania by the tourists from abroad. It was established in Molėtai district, near Kulioniai village, a little farther from Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, close to the mound. Museum of Ethnocosmology is also called...
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    Manor with park by the river!

    Until now the eldest source mentioning the name of Kokmuiža are the land revision remarks by Swedish dating back to 1601. According to the document a manor has already been here before 1582, and most probably also before 1560. In 1880, the Baltic-German Family Schroder commenced the construction...
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    Looks like Antarctica, but it's Baltic Sea!

    Although the colder months often signify the end of the sailing season across much of Europe, this period brings about a whole different sailing season in Estonia. Thrill-seekers take to the hardened ice, boarding boats with sledge-like bases to move across the frozen sea. A popular method of...
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    Power of the Sea!

    Limnionas Zakynthos: The village of Agios Leon lies a few kilometers from the bay and is a nice village, largely unspoilt by tourism. From here the road weaves down to the coast and it is a pleasant journey with the road bordered by heather. At the bay there is a large carpark at the top and...
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    Hel Lighthouse and Millions of Wind surfers!

    The lighthouse on Hel has its origins in the 16th century when a fire was lit on the church tower at a height of 116 feet to guide ships. The structure burned down. In 1638 locals asked Gdańsk authorities to build a lighthouse on the peninsula. After deliberation, a wooden structure was erected...
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    Perfect fortress in Gdansk with the name you probably couldn't spell :) Wisłoujście

    Wisłoujście Fortress (German: Festung Weichselmünde) is an historic fortress located in Gdańsk by the Martwa Wisła river, by an old estuary of the river Vistula, flowing into the Bay of Gdańsk. The fortress is located close to the Wisłoujście borough, Westerplatte and the Port Północny (Northern...
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    Gem of Saaremaa - Kuressaare Castle!

    Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, also known as Kuressaare Castle, is one of the most interesting and best-preserved fortresses in Estonia. While built during the 14th–19th century, the castle became one of the most remarkable buildings in Northern Europe. There is a history museum in the castle that...
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    The story of Sõrve Lighthouse...

    The construction of the first lighthouse on Sõrve peninsula on the island of Saaremaa started in 1646. The initial timber structure was replaced with a stone building in 1650 designed by Heinrich Stegeling. The lighthouse was in private possession until 1737, after which it was managed by the...
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    Standing on the edge! Saaretuka Lighthouse, located on Saaremaa island!

    The lighthouse is located on the Saaremaa island, Kuresaare peninsula and helps vessels to pass between islands. In 1954 the concrete lighthouse in height 15 m and 17 m over the sea was established, visibility 9 miles. In 1966 the lighthouse visibility was 8 miles. In 1980 the radio isotope...
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