Saaremaa Regional Museum
This is the best preserved castle in the Baltics and the only medieval stone castle in the region that has remained intact. The inside...
In an isolated patch of woods in Oja, this tiny village is a great option. Not only does it have comfortable wood cabins, sauna and...
John Bull Pub
This friendly bar has a pleasant outdoor deck facing the castle; an unbeatable spot in summer.
A handsome new addition to the dining scene, this Italian restaurant serves tasty brick-oven baked pizzas and plenty of other Italian...
Lonely Planet review
Housed in the majestic Kuressaare Castle is the Saaremaa Regional Museum. On the ground floor look for the hüpokaust (hypocaust) on the southwestern side - a furnace that fuelled a medieval central heating system. According to legend, condemned prisoners were dispatched through a small room without a floor near the bishop's chamber, to be received by hungry lions.
Legends also tell of the body of a knight found when a room previously sealed with bricks was uncovered in the 18th century. It is said that, upon discovery, the knight's body dissolved into dust, which has given rise to varying accounts of how the unfortunate captive met his tragic fate.