Rakvere Castle

Vallimägi, Rakvere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Kaupo Kalda

 

 

Photo: Elvis Antson

 

Coming to Rakvere Castle, you will find a theme park depicting the life of a 16th century fortress, which offers excitement for the whole family.

 In the theme park, young and old alike can spend an exciting day, transform into knights and soldiers, have fun and learn about the lives of medieval and early modern people. The castle has a science chamber, a torture chamber, a death room, hell, Red Lantern Street, a barber's room and a healer's room. The Schenkenberg's tavern in the castle serves dishes based on medieval recipes.

The castle was built on the ridge of Rakvere on the site of a later Danish castle and a German fortress on 5-6. century. Rakvere Order Fortress was built in several stages 14-16. century. In addition to the Kingdom of Denmark and the German (Livonian) Order, Russia, Sweden and Poland have also ruled the fortress. The castle was destroyed in the Polish-Swedish war of 1602-1605.

More information: www.rakverelinnus.ee

 

Photo:Lauri Veerde

 

 

Photo: SA Virumaa Muuseumid