"The Old Bull's Head" Rakvere by antistar
Rakvere Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 43 photos
Rakvere used to be known as Tarvaspää, or Bull's Head, and this history is celebrated in the huge statue of a bull (tarvas) that you can see when entering the city. Apart from the bull, the town is famous for its substantial castle ruins.
It's a pleasant enough town, with a balanced mixture of the old and new. There are plenty of wooden houses built around a modernised centre where giant pixie hats hang over the park from tall, white arches.
Most people don't come to Rakvere for the sights, however, but use it as a base for exploring the surrounding countryside, especially the Lahemaa National Park to the north.
When I visited the whole town was frozen solid, which made it both beautiful and painfully cold. These pictures were gathered with agonized fingers - all exposed flesh rapidly turned into ice.
The wide, expansive town square has been renovated beyond recognition. Once a place to tie up your cows ready for... more travel advice
This particular castle has been around since the 14th century, but there's evidence that it dates back much further than... more travel advice
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