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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
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.
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
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
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!!!