"Welcome to Viljandi" Viljandi by Travelchili
Viljandi Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 46 photos
Viljandi has not been much introduced here in VT and I would be glad to tell you more about a place so close to my heart.
Viljandi is situated in the Southern Estonia and it is the centre of Viljandi County. With its mere 20 000 inhabitants it is well known for its rich cultural traditions. To give you an example, Viljandi stages a famous Folk Music Festival every summer, last year hosting more than 400 performers. If you want to read more, go to www.folk.ee
Viljandi was first discovered over 800 years ago by Hanseatic merchants. In 1224, the construction of the powerful Order Castle was started and it was built more than 200 years. Unfortunately it was destroyed partly during the Livonian War and today one can see only some parts of the castle walls. But don't think it is not worth a visit! In the contrary, the ruins are situated in the a beautiful castle park and you can enjoy the views of Lake Viljandi.
Enjoy your trip to Viljandi and be free to ask any questions on the way..
- Pros:Beautiful town with rich history and culture
- Cons:Can't think of any
- In a nutshell:When you visit Estonia, don't forget Viljandi!
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