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Kuressaare

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Kuressaare [1] is the capital of Saaremaa, the largest of Estonia's islands.


Understand

A tower of Kuressaare's castle

The earliest records of Kuressaare is a document written in 1381 that mentions that the town housed the fortified residency of a local Catholic bishop and that it was the main center for the islands of western Estonia. Kuressaare was previously known as Arensburg, and it received city status in 1563. Currently, the town has a population of around 15,000.

Get in

By plane

Kuressaare Airport (IATA: URE, ICAO: EEKE) [2] operates regular flights to Tallinn , Stockholm and Ruhnu.

By bus

Several buses run daily between Kuressaare and Tallinn's main bus station. The trip takes 5 hours and traverses the strait between the mainland and the islands by means of a 20-minute ferry. [3]

Get around

See

  • Kuressaare Castle. The fortress is well preserved and located in the city center.

Do

  • Health spas. The city has a large number of spas.

Buy

Eat

  • Restaurant Everest [4]
  • Restaurant La Perla [5], Italian restaurant
  • Cafe Kessu [6]
  • Diner Reheköök [7]

Drink

  • Pub Vaekoda [8]
  • Cafe Wildenbergi [9]
  • Bar Kodulinna [10]

Sleep

Get out

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