Learning lessons from the past and applying this in the present, and planning better for the future. No empire in this world can survive, and every castle comes to its ruins. So, everyone will visit the ruined castle to learn from it. You’ll also get lessons from the mistakes about their decline and apply them in your daily life. You’ll find a little castle history to make an imaginary background before visiting through.
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Castle of Toompea:
It is a medieval castle in the capital of Estonia. Unfortunately, the town was completely demolished during the Second World War, so you will find significantly less research work as it suffers tremendous losses. Now it is a parliament.
This castle was made somewhere during the middle ages. Unfortunately, it was destroyed during the Great Northern war and was never rebuilt. Instead, it was built with stone and bricks, and some of its ruin is still present. It is situated in Mulgi Parish in Viligandi, in the southern part of Estonia.
It is in the Harju country, situated in the western part of Estonia. It was destroyed during the Livonian war between 1558 -1583, including, the church. Later it was converted into the TallinnPaldiski railway in 1870. Finally, during the Soviet Union, it was converted into a military base.
It is only ruined, but it was the first castle built at the end of the 14th century. Later it was conquered by Russian troops. Later Swedish king established winter quarters. So the castle was in the hands of both Polish and Swedish kingdoms.
It was situated in Saare country in Estonia and built during medieval times. Established in 1345 by the ruler Livonian Order. It was built up of wood and later reconstructed from stone. Unfortunately, it was destroyed twice two times in the Livonian war, and now only ruins remain.
The castle was constructed somewhere between, 1256 to 1266. It was later modernized with the latest firearms at that time, but after it was seized during a war. Its tower was blown up by Russian troops, and still, some ruins are left nowadays. A church was also built, which was also damaged.
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It was built in 1272 and was later occupied by Polish troops. This beautiful castle is situated near the Põltsamaa River with three gates and an inner courtyard. It was destroyed again during the great war. It was totally damaged. Only ruins remain, but later the church is restored.
It was built in northern Estonia in the administrative centre. Then it was conquered by the king of Denmark in 1220, but Later it was sold by the Danish king in 1346. It was captured in 1558 by Muscovite troops and was damaged by them. Although its theatre survived.
It was built on the west bank of Narva river headwaters bordering the USSR then. It was destroyed in the Russian and Swedish wars. Now it is a fishing village, and you will find only ruins. You will see only a three-meter thick wall survived.
It is situated in the town of Rõngu, in southern Estonia. Nowadays you will see only ruins of it. It was established in the 14 century and was conquered by Russian troops. It was not mainly built because of military purposes. Now Estonia’s local governments took administration of it in 2017.
It was built in 1228 by the Holy Roman empire by Henry (The Roman king at that time). Its area is more than 30,000 square metres, with a wall thickness of 1.2 to 1.8 meters. It was demolished in the Great Northern war in 1710 and was destroyed by Russian troops.
It was made in the 13th century, but nowadays, it was converted into a welfare institute between 1924 -2001. It was built on an island near the Liivi River, and it is one of the oldest castle towers. Still, later on, the cannon tower was made in the 16th century to place other firearms. Unfortunately, it was continuously damaged in 1804, 1905 and 1963, but still, it is present in the better possible Estonia.
It was built by crusaders to capture the Island as it was placed strategically. In 1940 it was captured by USSR troops. Its centre is called the converted building, while the building around the centre is called the defence tower. You’ll also see a defence gallery running along it. Russian forces blew up this fortress before leaving it in 1711, but later it was restored. So it is in a better position than other castles in Estonia.
It was built in the Iron Age and was first mentioned in 1211. Still, later a Swedish army converted it into a modern castle. Finally, in 1238 it was converted into a crusader fortress, and nowadays, you will see a bishop. It is situated in the town of Lihula.
Its construction is 1479 occured on an island near the lake. You’ll see a cannon tower on every side of this castle and its gate, which is still present nowadays even after its destruction. Even you will see a small church with a central courtyard standing near it. Over the years, the redevelopment keeps on happening to the castle to keep it fully maintained.
It first came into existence at Estonia’s hilly area by Nikolai von Glehn in the northern part of the lands and finished in 1886. Germany was able to loot it in 1918, but the stolen good didnt stay stolen for too long, in the 1960s it came back to it’s rightful place. Palm trees surrounds the boundary of Glehn Castle. It consists of an observatory tower.
Another castle you love to visit:
Hermann Castle is in Narva in eastern Estonia in 1256. Vastseliina Castle was built in 1342, and the remaining Vastseliina village is now only ruins. Viljandi Castle was built in 1224 and has an open-air courtyard. It’s ruined is only present nowadays. In the 14th centenary, it was further developed. It 18 century, it was destroyed. Kirumpää castle was damaged by Russian troops, but it came into use again in 1627, but today you’ll see only a few ruins.
These castles are all ruined, but still, you will have some remaining of them. Our new regeneration will see it and turn towards Christianity instead of the charms of the world