20 things you need to see and do in Otepää

  1. ENJOY BREATHTAKING VIEWS AROUND THE PÜHAJÄRV (HOLY LAKE) AND TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK
  2. VISIT WELL-KNOWN TEHVANDI SPORT CENTRE  WHERE DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL SPORT EVENTS TAKE PLACE AROUND THE YEAR
  3. IN THE TEHVANDI K90 SKI JUMPING HILL YOU CAN FEEL YOURSELF AS A SKI JUMPER AND REALIZE WHY OTEPÄÄ IS KNOWN AS A PEARL OF ESTONIAN NATURE
  4. OTEPÄÄ ADVENTURE PARK HAS 6 ROUTES OF VARYING HEIGHT AND DIFFICULTY COMPRISING OF SUSPENDED LOG WALKS, ROPE LADDERS, TIGHTROPES AND SUSPENSION BRIDGES
  5. VISIT WINTER SPORTS MUSEUM AND THE MUSEUM OF ESTONIAN NATIONAL FLAG
  6. VISIT BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL OTEPÄÄ CHURCH 
  7. COLLECT POSITIVE ENERGY FROM THE MAGICAL OTEPÄÄ ENERGY COLUMN
  8. HAVE A BIKING- OR HIKING TRIP THROUGH THE MULTIPLE CYCLING- AND HIKING TRACKS
  9. FIND THE SPRING OF LOVE AND THE HEAD OF VÄIKE EMAJÕGI RIVER
  10. CAMP BY THE FIRE IN KIIGEMÄE AND KOOLIRANNA NEAR THE LAKE PÜHAJÄRV
  11. TAKE A WALK AROUND THE KÄÄRIKU LAKE AND ON THE HIKING ROUTE THAT IS NAMED BY THE FORMAL FINNISH PRESIDENT URHO KALEVA KEKKONEN
  12. CLIMB ON TOP OF THE HARIMÄE TOWER
  13. VISIT SANGASTE CASTLE AND THE CASTLE PARK
  14. HAVE AND ADRENALINE-RICH EXPERIENCE IN THE KUUTSEMÄE LEISURE RESORT, THE BIGGEST IN THE BALTICS
  15. TRY OUT YOUR SKILLS IN THE OTEPÄÄ GOLF COURSE
  16. ENJOY EXCELLENT FOOD AND DRINKS ON THE TERRASSES OF RESTAURANTS AROUND LAKE PÜHAJÄRVE
  17. ENJOY ESTONIAN BEAUTIFUL NATURE
  18. HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE YOUR DAY IN LOCAL PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
  19. GET TO KNOW THE HISTORY IN THE ROYAL MAUSELEUM OF MILITARY LEADER BARCLAY DE TOLLY, A FAMOUS FIGURE FROM THE NAPOLEONIC WARS
  20. VISIT HELLENURME WATERMILL WITH ITS MERRY HOUSEMISTRESS HOUSES FLOUR- AND GROATS GRINDING MACHINERY ORIGINATING MOSTLY FROM 1930s

DID YOU KNOW THAT:

 

...PÜHAJÄRV HAS A CONSECRATION FROM HIS HOLINESS DALAI-LAAMA XIV

...ESTONIAN NATIONAL FLAG WAS CONSECRATED IN OTEPÄÄ

...LEGENDARY JOURNALIST URMAS OTT IS BORN IN OTEPÄÄ

...IN OTEPÄÄ YOU FIND ONLY ONE TRAFFIC LIGHT

...FAMOUS OLYMPIC MEDALISTS AND WORLD-KNOWN SKI CHAMPIONS LIVE AND PRACTICE IN OTEPÄÄ

...OTEPÄÄ GOT ITS NAME BY THE BEAR’S HEAD (AS THE LOCAL WORD FOR “BEAR” IS “OTT” AND “HEAD” IS “PÄÄ”, THE ORIGINAL NAME KARUPEA WAS CHANGED INTO OTIPÄÄ AND THEN OTEPÄÄ)

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