"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 and Cons
  • 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!
  • Last visit to Viljandi: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kairus's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    Hi Chili, I was born in Viljandi! So nice to see this tiny and sleepy town mentioned in VT - thank you! Looking fwd to visiting your other travel pages as well. Best wishes to you!

  • BeatenShyness's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 4:21 PM

    Great to get the memories of viljandi come flooding back, i was there for the festival in 2003 and had a great time. never seen so many happy beautiful chilled out people in one place

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 2:39 AM

    So many places still to visit, so many places still to see. Thanks to you I saw Viljandi, though only virtually. Greetings from NL, Paul

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 9:21 AM

    I enjoyed another visit to Estonia this year but not been to Viljandi - very nice page and photos - thanks.

  • vodolaz's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2004 at 3:15 AM

    Remember , I walked on this suspention bridge one winter when I was just a child. It was non-reconstructed at that time...

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 2:32 AM

    Fantastic page! I like the photo of the rainbow

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 5:03 AM

    Sitting at the castle ruins and looking out over that beautiful scenery sounds so peaceful. Great page and photos.

  • omran's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 7:17 AM

    Well done and very nice info &pic`s

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 7:43 PM

    A very nice page and destination, I think. And amazing rainbow pic!

  • misakitaguchi's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2003 at 6:37 AM

    Cute rainbow! I love nature.


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