What's new in Estonia
Those who travel in Estonia can now take a bird's eye view of Tallinn, relax in the beach spa hotel in Pärnu, attend a photo exhibition in the new capital's museum and chat with the forest through giant wooden megaphones in the vicinity of Võru.
Top view is better
Off ferris wheel Skywheel of Tallinn an incredible view of the capital of Estonia opens: visitors can look at the Old Town, the airport and the bay from a height of 120 meters above sea level - above only the observation deck on the TV tower. The new Ferris wheel is unique in Europe for its technical solution, since it is built on the roof of the T1 shopping center: so far, Ferris wheels have only been installed on roofs of buildings in Taiwan and Japan. The attraction consists of 27 booths, heated in winter and cooled in summer, including an elegant VIP-cabin with soft leather seats, where guests are offered champagne - with it the view of Tallinn becomes even more beautiful!
Admission is from 10.00 to 22.00, tickets - from 7 euros.
SPA cross water
The historic Wasa Hotel in the coastal strip of Pärnu opened in 1938 and has become a distinctive symbol of the seaside resort. Now this old and respectable building has found a neighbor - a new spa hotel Wasa Resort, which combines architectural solutions that are characteristic of historical and modern resorts. It offers 56 one- and two-room rooms, including a Suite, as well as 18 apartments with a built-in kitchen, a terrace and a private entrance. The spa works wonders with Anne Semonin and Londontown cosmetics; a large indoor pool and a variety of steam rooms give strength, and the local restaurant serves delicious Nordic cuisine. The hotel, located within walking distance of the sea beach, is surrounded by a large park area where you can walk, go jogging, skiing and other sports activities.
Price - from 120 euros per night, breakfast is included.
Alone with nature
Want to listen to forest voices or think in silence? Come to Võrumaa, in southern Estonia, to the spruce tree next to the RMK Pähni nature center, in front of which you will find forest platforms - three large horns of light wood with a diameter of three meters. Shoutboxes make it possible to hear the forest in all its natural splendor, as well as give rest to the body and thoughts. There you can sit, think, dream and even sleep. Visitors have a choice between a narrow and wide view - depending on which side of the mouthpiece to look. The horns created by students of the Estonian Academy of Art are an open library in which there is only one book - nature.
World of photography
A branch of the Stockholm Center for Photography and Arts opened in the heart of Telliskivi Creative Cluster in Tallinn Fotografiska, where, in addition to exhibition halls of different directions, there are also places for meetings and music evenings. For connoisseurs of gastronomy, there is a restaurant on the top floor of the museum, where all dishes are prepared with local ingredients and whose concept is to minimize waste. The opening of the museum was marked by four exhibitions of world and local photographers whose works are devoted to various topics: for example, Anna-Stina Tremund talks about the feminist and lesbian movements in Estonia, and the set designer Jimmy Nelson pays tribute to cultures of different nations in a collection of 100 photographs that he took on for 20 years.
The museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 9am to 11pm. Admission is from 7 euros.