Vääna Manor

Vääna, Estonia

The oldest recorded mention of the place (Feyena) has been dated to 1325. At this time, there was a fortified manor or a castle at the site, the remains of which were reconstructed and expanded in a romantic fashion during the 19th century but are still visible in the manor park.

The present manor house was commissioned by the Baltic German von Stackelberg family and built 1784-1797. It was designed by an anonymous Italian architect in latebaroque style. The wings of the long main house have circular pavilions with preserved decorated vaulted roofs, where formerly the family displayed their art collection, which reputedly held works by Hans Holbein, Nicolas Poussin, Claude Lorrain and Antoine Watteau . The main building also showcases some preserved architectural details, notably two painted ceilings as well as further, albeit later, architectural details.

The most famous resident of the manor house was the archaeologist Otto Magnus von Stackelberg who grew up there. Nowadays the manor houses an elementary school (est. 1855), a public library and a public Internet point of access.

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410, Vääna, Estonia
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Details

Founded: 1784-1797
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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User Reviews

Kalev Elken (8 months ago)
Was disappointed that no dogs allowed outside in the park.
Rene Mitt (18 months ago)
Very Fresh and taste
Olger Oeselg (2 years ago)
Very nice manor that is school building now, small park. Can park car and have small walk or picnic on weekends.
Rauno Salumets (3 years ago)
Nice !
Matthias Bolliger (3 years ago)
Very beautifully restored manor and cozy school. An ideal place for chamber music concerts.
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