Haapsalu is a major seaside resort town set on the West Coast of Estonia located approximately 100km north-west from Tallinn, Estonia.
Haapsalu formed in 1279 and is well-known for its historic and maritime ambience, warm sea water, curative mud baths and friendly residents.
It's a wonderful little town with narrow streets for families and romantic couples who enjoy having picnics, walking, visiting spas and taking mud baths, sailing and swimming.
Haapsalu has a regular bus connection to Tallinn, Pärnu and Kärdla among other cities. Bus schedules can be found at Bussireised.
- Läänemaa Museum, Kooli tn 2, Haapsalu. The museum is located in the former Town Hall in Lossiplatsi Square. Wander through the historic interior and learn about the old times of Haapsalu. Exhibitions change regularly, so depending when you come you might get to know the old farmhouse, the once-famous resorts of Haapsalu, or the ancient history of the area.
- Estonian Railway Museum, Raudtee tn 2, Haapsalu. The Estonian Railway Museum is located in the beautiful historicist-style Haapsalu Railway Station. For historic engines and cars look behind the train station.
- Kiltsi airfield, Kiltsi küla, Ridala vald, Lääne maakond. Built by former Soviet Union army Kiltsi airfield extends to ca 800 ha area. Concrete runways are 2500 m long, for the airplanes there were 28 hangars. Adventure searchers should be careful in the military settlement and to avoid the possible collapses not to scale the ruins.
- Haapsalu Resort Hall, Promenaadi tn, Haapsalu. The timber-laced Resort Hall and the Bandstand on the seaside Promenade were built at the end of the 19th century and are the only ones of the kind that have survived in the original shape. The Resort Hall is today and was in the first half of the 20th century the centre of summer activities in Haapsalu.
- Haapsalu Railway Station, Raudtee tn 2, Haapsalu. The Haapsalu Station building was custom designed, because the resort town was a favourite holiday site for the Russian Tsars. The complex has four parts – the passenger building, Imperial Pavilion, the colonnade connecting them, and a unique 216-metre-long covered platform.