Church in Haanja Nature Park

St Mary’s Lutheran Church

Rõuge’s whitewashed stone church dates from 1730, replacing a 16th-century church destroyed in the Great Northern War. Inside, the focal point is the altar painting Christ on the Cross (1854), framed by a neoclassic…
Viewpoint in Haanja Nature Park

Suur Munamägi

At a less-than-overwhelming 318m, Suur Munamägi (literally Great Egg Hill) still manages to be the highest peak in the Baltic. In fact, the tree-covered ‘summit’ is easy to miss if you’re not looking out for it. Cra…
Nature Reserve in Haanja Nature Park

Luhasoo Nature Reserve

Set in untouched swampland on the border with Latvia (just outside the boundaries of Haanja Nature Park), this reserve provides a fascinating glimpse into Estonia’s primordial past. A well-marked 4.5km trail passes …