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Must try the swing!

Park and the castle ruins are great to walk around, but if you have enough of people to must try... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Livalambchop
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Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
love the swing

The site includes a "village swing" on which up to 8 people can stand and swing up to fairly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LMOverby
,
Columbia, Missouri
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The park is located on the slope of the ancient valley and is named after the ruins of the order castle. When the town started to grow in the second half of the 19th century the need for a recreational zone arose. In 1863 the right to use the castle...more
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Tasuja puiestee, Viljandi, Estonia
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+372 433 0442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park and the castle ruins are great to walk around, but if you have enough of people to must try the giant swing! Very scary if you don't like heights but it's apparently an Estonian tradition.

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site includes a "village swing" on which up to 8 people can stand and swing up to fairly intense heights. These swings are something of an Estonian tradition (and maybe obsession); if you have a group, it's fun to try.

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Viljandi, and in particular the castle ruins and surrounding park with the sweeping vista down over the lake, is perhaps my favourite spot in all of the country. Any time of the year the park makes for great walking, although it's certainly more colourful in...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Apparently this village swing would be used during festivals by a dozen people. Our guide said he has been on it and the energy required to make it really fly is exhausting. When we were there the swing was chained up so we couldn't test...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We enjoyed our visit here immensely it was so beautifully kept, ( as We found throughout Estonia). There is a lovely peaceful feeling to the whole place even though there are little places to play and roll down little hills if you're under 20!!! Throughout...More

Thank Bats7
Reviewed 5 August 2016

it is near the castle ruins and the rope bridge, you can swing there with your friends and have a lot of fun.

Thank prl13
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just in case - it is not easy to walk with baby-stroller - there are some places where must lift stroller to get through.

Thank Liina Mia L
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great little park which offers some history too. Breathtaking views and offers some thrill games from the past.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

To avoid the children squabbling about whose turn it is to go on the swing, why not enjoy a swing on this swing. I accommodated up to six persons. Swing high, swing low......

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Viljandi is a really nice small town and the Lossipark is just perfect for a quiet afternoon walk - really nice view on the Lake of Viljandi and a lots of green around you in summer time. Just lovely! :)

Thank Maila V
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