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Introduction

Old wooden door, Viljandi

Old wooden door, Viljandi

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Viljandi is a medium-sized town in Estonia that is famous for its world renowned folk music festival. First recorded in the 12th century the town had grown by the 13th century into a medieval town and by the 14th century was part of the Hanseatic League. This was due to its geographic importance on the trade route for merchants to and from Russia.

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Sights and Activities

  • Castle Ruins
  • St. John's Church

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Events and Festivals

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Getting There

By Train

Estonian Railways provides daily connections to/from Tallinn daily, taking about 2.5 hours.

By Boat

Viljandi Cathedral

Viljandi Cathedral

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Keep Connected

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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