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Europe : Baltic states : Estonia : Käsmu
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Käsmu is a small coastal village in North Estonia.


Käsmu was used by, and home to, many smugglers of salt and fish in the past century. It is steeped in maritime history and known in Estonia as the "Captains Village".

Get in

By bus

Bus schedules can be checked at Bussireisid. It makes sense to first take a bus to Rakvere and then to the next destination.

Get around


  • Sagadi Manor, Sagadi küla, Vihula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond, +3726767888, [1]. The manor house dates back to the 18th century. RMK Sagadi Forest Museum is also located within the estate.
  • Palmse Manor, Palmse küla, Vihula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond, +3723240070, [2]. The mansion is one of the most prominent and grand baroque manor buildings in Estonia. Palmse is the first fully restored manor in Estonia. It's also the Lahemaa National Park Centre.
  • Käsmu Sea Museum, Merekooli tn, [3]. Museum is located in border guard station building of tsar times and presents the history of the village. Exhibits reflect all the areas connected to the sea - seagoing, fishing, smuggling trade and also the sea as a part of nature and the object for photography and visual arts.

Other places of interest


Naturally the beach is the biggest attraction of the village. There are also camp trails in the woods.

Every July there is a popular folk music festival in the village.






Get out



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