Off the beaten path: Estonia

Estonia is a gem in the Baltic area, 50% of which is covered by forests. This country has the biggest collection of folk songs in the world, a weird extreme sport - Kiiking, and lots of meteorite craters, which provide many opportunities for those who like to travel off the beaten path. The capital, Tallinn, is a very well-preserved medieval place with unique architecture and atmosphere. The islands and Estonian coastline are popular off the beaten track destinations as well - there are many mysterious stories and sights to see. For the lovers of everything obscure and unusual there are all kinds of museums, caves and cemeteries to visit and to learn about, like the secret KGB headquarters, Puisa caves with a massive bat colony, abandoned cemetery in Madise and many more.

The KGB museum in Tallinn

During the Soviet era, hotel Viru in Tallinn had a secret floor with KGB agents surveilling the hotel's visitors. Nowadays, it is a museum, where you can see their top secret equipment and hear…

Nõiakaev - the Witch's Well of Tuhala

The Witch's Well in Tuhala, or Nõiakaev, is an Estonian wonder, which turns into geyser every now and then. Back in the day the well's weird behavior was attributed to the witches splashing around in…

The torture chambers of Rakvere Castle

Rakvere Castle in Estonia - Whether you are into vampires or a gothic horror novels admirer, you will certainly love this one. Get ready for a ghastly history narration from the heart of Estonia.