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Kuressaare

Travel Guide Europe Estonia Saaremaa Kuressaare

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Introduction

Kuressaare is a town on the island of Saaremaa, west of Estonia with around 15,000 inhabitants.

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Sights and Activities

Kuressaare Castle

Kuressaare Castle is a magnificent castle. Located on a strategic spot this castle has changed hands many times. Originally it was first mentioned in written texts in the 14th century. Denmark bought the island with the castle in 1559 and it continued to jump from country to country until the Russians took control of the it in 1710. Today the castle is a very popular tourist sight.

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Getting There

By Plane

Kuressaare Airport (URE) has flights to Tallinn, Ruhnu and seasonal to Stockholm.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Kena MajaTallinna tn 23guesthouse-
Nooruse B&BNooruse 46GUESTHOUSE89

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Eesti Post is Estonia's national postal service with generally fast and reliable services for sending postcards, parcels and letters. It can take up to 4-5 days to send mail to Western Europe though, longer outside the continent. Domestic services are much faster though. Post offices are generally open from 9:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, though some variations might be possible depending on the post office. Some larger central ones might be open evenings and on Sundays. There is no need to buy stamps at the post offices though; just get your stamps at some shops or kiosks and drop your mail off in any of the small orange post boxes, which are abundant throughout the country.

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