10 Things to Do in Viimsi That You Shouldn't Miss
Viimsi (German: Wiems) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, northern Estonia. It's located about 9 km (6 mi) northeast of the centre of Tallinn, just north of Tallinn's subdistrict Merivälja. Viimsi is the administrative centre of Viimsi Parish. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 2,341.
1. Viimsi Open Air Museum
4.5 based on 37 reviews
The Viimsi Open Air Museum is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. A complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old in the picturesque coastal village of Pringi. Here you can get a glimpse of the everyday lives of villagers, of their work on both the land and sea, of their entertainment and village parties, their market days and holiday traditions. The historical seaside atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and the best place to admire the famous silhouette of Tallinn. Themed programmes and traditional events take visitors on a journey to the coastal villages of centuries past. Estonia's most valued farm produce market is open every Saturday. A traditional playground with old-time attractions is open for children. The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books. Come take a look at life in a fishing village - come discover the history of a seafaring nation.
Reviewed By Irwi - Cork, IrelandCork, Ireland
Fantastic day out for those of us not used to walking in forest settings ........
to see historic homes of yester year and learn about Estonian customs and history. On our arrival on a Sunday, colorfully clad dancers were performing traditional dances accompanied by musicians. The long barn houses were fascinating as were the amazing n
2. Estonian War Museum
4.5 based on 13 reviews
The Estonian national war museum was restored on 1 March 2001 under the official name of Laidoner Museum. The expositions in the museum provide an overview of the Estonian War of Independence and it is also possible to see the exhibition “Estonia and the Cold War” there. Through the text, picture, sound and video material you can see all the most important events of the Cold War. While visiting the exhibition, you will become a part of the exhibition – you can record your name and the time of your visit on the Berlin Wall or put your knowledge to the test in a quiz-questionnaire.Interesting to know:- The end of the Cold War meant the restoration of independence for Eastern European countries, incl. Estonia.
Reviewed By jetpilotsimmo - Hervey Bay, AustraliaHervey Bay, Australia
One of the best
One of the best museums in Estonia. A wealth of knowledge shared in a easy to understand method. Great displays and hands on exhibits as well. Audio guides are a great help and provided by the staff. Friendly staff. I spent 2.5 hours here which was enough
3. Atlantis H2O Aquapark
4 based on 115 reviews
Reviewed By Kārlis Š
The aquapark is not that big, but has lots of activites, including SPA, saunas, massage rooms and bars. Perfect for family or couple or friend visits, basically You can visit this place any way You can and You will enjoy. And not expensive! :)
4. Naissaar Museum
5 based on 2 reviews
The Museum of Naissaar is located in Manniku village in the residence of a Soviet re-enlisted conscript and introduces the oldest and most immediate military history of the island. Here you can have an overview of the origin and development of sea fortresses, life on the island during the war and the Soviet period. All this is illustrated by shell fragments, details of weapons and photos. A large part of the exhibition is made up by attributes of the soldier of the Soviet Army and Soviet propaganda publications. Useful to know: Naissaar is the sixth largest island of Estonia, situated 12 km from Tallinn.
Reviewed By AndrejaKo - Maribor, SloveniaMaribor, Slovenia
2 day trip, if you can
island is big enough to have 2 day hiking trip through soviet military history. and it is a national park, so follow the rules. when you get to the island, you will be offered tickets for train. now, if it is time for train to leave in next 15 min from yo
5. Museum of Coastal Folk
4.5 based on 3 reviews
The Museum of Coastal Folk is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. Here, in a cosy old schoolhouse, the museum has found a home for itself, a place to demonstrate the harmony of land, sea and man meeting, a place to preserve the beauty of simplicity. Here, on Viimsi peninsula, the land ends. You cannot go any further on foot, and you don't want to go back. Exhibitions as well as educational and artistic programmes show the many faces of Estonia's coastal folk, their history and culture, and the present seaside culture. You can count on smelling the waft of tar and hearing fishermen's jokes as well as sailors' words of wisdom! A nice sea-themed play room and the seal-boy Vigri are present to give little visitors an appreciation of the seaside lifestyle, so essential to everyone who lives in a sea-state. The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books. See also Viimsi Open Air Museum - one ticket, two museums.
Reviewed By jarrowlass2014 - County Durham, United KingdomCounty Durham, United Kingdom
This in many ways would be seen as old fashioned as its not interactive but we enjoyed it very much. There are lots of photos with English explanation plus artefacts to see. I was fascinated by a film of hunting in the frozen seas. They worked so hard! I
6. Chapel of the Seafarers Centre at the Muuga Harbour
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Built: the 20th century, 2008The Chapel of the Seafarers Centre at the Muuga Harbour was built 10 years ago. The newly renovated chapel now has a new limestone altar built on the seabed and weighing over two tons. There are also stained glass windows by Dolores Hoffmann and icons by Tiina Veisserik. The ceiling painting of the chapel depicts the starry sky.
Reviewed By valentina20022016 - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia
В деревне моряков
Где же еще, как не в рыбацком поселке (бывшем рыбколхозе им. Калинина) хранить память о тех, кто в море. Некоторые навсегда. Поэтому имена тех, кто погиб на пароме "Эстония" тоже здесь. Зайдите, если открыто, постойте молча.
7. Tadu Nature Study Trail
4 based on 1 reviews
The 3.5 km long trail is located by Randvere Road, Viimsi Rural Municipality, Harju County, and it runs along a forest path. It takes 1.5–2 hours to complete the trail. There are 9 points of interest on the trail. At the beginning of the trail there is a little car park and an information stand with a map and introductory text of the trail and there is a picnic site at the end of the trail. The trail ends just by Randvere Road and the beginning of the trail is just 800 metres from there.The trail runs in the forest and special focus is on the introduction of different tree species and forest management stages – what, how and when to do.
Reviewed By Galina E - Viimsi, EstoniaViimsi, Estonia
I mean, how many places there are, where you can step from town to forrest? Tädu is. There are no cars allowed. so you dont have to watch out of them. Walking with kids, dog, picking mushrooms, berries and some rare species of flovers as well.
8. Viimsi Nature Center
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Reviewed By W0nderer007 - Kaunas, LithuaniaKaunas, Lithuania
Interactive forest exhibition
Among other activities it has the permanent exhibition about forest and everything related to it. A lot of the exhibition was interactive so very educational for the kids. They can really learn a lot by touching and seeing with their own eyes what there i
9. Prangli Islands Museum
5 based on 1 reviews
The Prangli Islands Museum showcases the lives of the fishing folk on Suur-Prangli and Vaike-Prangli (Aksi). The exhibition house on Vanani Farm has displays on the everyday lives of the people here, fishing nets and other maritime items as well as miscellaneous items from petroleum lamps to butter tubs. Mardi Farm showcases one particular structure - a fishing net shed.
Reviewed By Raimonds R - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia
lovely little Estonian island and museum
Very nice Estonian island near Tallin, Tallin city TV tower seen. Lovely nature, possibility to swim in different places. Two ports, (one large, one small) is found on island, local church, shop, cafe-restourant, little open-air arena, WW2 German Focker W
10. Water Sports Day Tours
5 based on 1 reviews
The sea hike on a RIB will take you to Naissaar, an island with a picturesque nature and unique history in the Bay of Tallinn.The boat ride to the island takes about 30 minutes. The guided tour on the military truck is about 1.5 to 3 hours.Catering, accommodation and other activities can also be organised.Useful information: Our home port is the Rohuneeme small port in Viimsi. The price is with a departure from the home port. Pirita Harbour and Admiralty Basin are also nearby.
Reviewed By wirx - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia
We celebrate friend kid birthday on sea with watersport speed boats. It was really fun, kids love it and day was also warm, also we got very good views to Tallinn.