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Haapsalu has a population of 12 000 people, and during the summer many visitors come here as Haapsalu is a popular seaside town. Haapsalu is situated on a peninsula and along the Haapsalu Bay on the Estonian west coast.
Haapsalu got its town right in 1279. Through the years control over Haapsalu has changed many times. It has been ruled by the German Knights of the Sword, the Danes, the Swedes and the Russians. During the 19th century Haapsalu became a popular spa resort for the Russian aristocrats and a railway was built from St Petersburg.
I visited Haapsalu on a daytrip from Tallinn, and off season. I found it to be a nice little town with many old wooden houses (from the beginning of the 20th century), museums, galleries and cafés. I also visited the castle and took a walk on the promenade along the bay. But I did not visit one of the spas where you can have a treatment with curative mud.
When I visited in April the museum, the Dome Church and the 38 metre tall clock tower were unfortunately closed, because... more travel advice
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