Top 6 Things to do in Poltsamaa, Jogeva County

Põltsamaa (German: Oberpahlen) is a town in Põltsamaa Parish, in Jõgeva County, Estonia. The town is situated on the Põltsamaa river, and features a 13th-century castle.

1. Poltsamaa Castle

Lossi 1, Poltsamaa 48103, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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Poltsamaa Castle

Poltsamaa's stone fortress was constructed on the banks of the river in 1272. Between 1570 and 1578 it was the residence of Livonia's King Magnus. Repeatedly pillages, the castle was rebuilt by Woldemar Johann von Lauw in the 18th century as a grand rococo-style palace. The castle, and the church built into its cannon tower, burnt down in 1941. The church was restored by 1952, and the castle ruins came under preservation during the 1970s.Did you know...?- The forecourt of the castle hosts open air events- The round courtyard holds a tourist information point and the Poltsamaa Museum; a wine cellar with a food museum; the Estonian Press Museum; the pART Gallery; clay, handicraft and other workshops; and the castle's restaurant.

Reviewed By Halkidis - Southwest Finland, FinlandSouthwest Finland, Finland

Beautiful Castle Ruins on your way from Tallinn to Tartu

We drove from Tallinn to Tartu and about 60km(38 miles) before Tartu, decided to take a little spin in Poltsamaa. There is less than 5000 people, so not so much to see or do, but still couple of beautiful churches, nice riverfront and then this almost 750

2. Poltsamaa Museum

Lossi 1b, Poltsamaa 48103, Estonia Museums, History Museums
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Poltsamaa Museum

Poltsamaa Museum is located within the walls of an ancient Poltsamaa Castle (1272). Museum gives you an overview of the glorious past of the stronghold and introduces the history of Poltsamaa town and the district in general. Guided tours in 5 different languages are available (pre-booking required). You will also find Poltsamaa Tourist Information Point with a small souvenir shop from the museum.

Reviewed By 46erling46 - Viimsi, EstoniaViimsi, Estonia

Pöltsamaa´s historia i ett nötskal !

Museet är en av byggnaderna på Slottets yttre borggård ! Receptionen är tillika turistbyrå! Museet har en framstående och väl utbildad guide ( Rutt Tänav) som via sina kunskaper förmedlar stadens historia på ett förnämligt sätt ! Guiden har också nyckel t

3. St. Nicholas' Church

Lossi 3, Poltsamaa 48103, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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St. Nicholas' Church

This Lutheran church, originally constructed on a bastion and the town's walls, was restored from its war-time ruins 50 years ago. Its altar, pulpit, lights and tower bells (XIX) are from the now defunct University of Tartu church.

Reviewed By jajalela - Earth City, MissouriEarth City, Missouri

Good concert in historic surroundings

Was lucky to arrive just by the start of an excellent concert by famous Estonian singer. Beautiful event to be cherished.

4. Poltsamaa Rose Garden

Mallikvere Kula, Poltsamaa, Estonia Nature & Parks, Gardens
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Poltsamaa Rose Garden

The rose garden exhibits 5000 rose plants and almost 1000 different rose varieties. During the excursion visitors will see various rose varieties, and they will learn about their history and legends and other interesting facts. Roses mostly bloom from the middle of June to the middle of September, depending on the weather.

Reviewed By Robert L

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Having lived in Latvia for 4 years now and visiting Estonia at least 2x per month I can say with out exception that some of the staff at this garden are rude po faced and completely with out any customer graces which i might say is completely the opposite

5. Kuningamae kardirada

Poltsamaa-Vohma, Poltsamaa 48011, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Auto Race Tracks
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Kuningamae kardirada

Reviewed By Father_Aleks

The fast track

I can't say the configuration is heavy- it's a typical "outer loop" with few zigs inside. At the same time, everyone can reach the top speed there, even a newbie. And that's a bit tricky - you have to be in a good shape if you want to keep the track more

6. Sopruse Park

E263, Poltsamaa, Estonia Nature & Parks
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Sopruse Park

Sopruse Park is the newest park in Poltsamaa, with the first tree being planted here in May 1973. Today it has more than 6000 trees, most of them brought from Luua Forestry School. Many of its trees have been planted by well-known Estonian and foreign figures from the social sphere and the fields of sports and culture. There are also a number of sculptures in the park, including the monumental 'Road to Olumpos', on which are enscribed the names of all of Estonia's Olympic medal winners throughout history.

Reviewed By 46erling46 - Viimsi, EstoniaViimsi, Estonia

Lugn och fridfull park !

Parken ligger söder om stora huvudvägen mellan Tallinn och Tartu och nära busshållplatsen vid huvudvägen. Parken har lövskog med ett par mindre sjöar och längre in i parken, närmare Pöltsamaa centrum ligger också ett "Sångarstadion" där många sommarevenem

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