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

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Eric Pettersson (2 months ago)
Vääna is located about 20 km south of Tallinn. (In German Feyena, Faehna, Fähna) is a village in Harku, Harju, in northern Estonia. It has only a few hundreds of people living here. ▶️Vääna Manor: The oldest recorded mention of the place (Feyena) has been dated back to 1325. During this time, there was a fortified manor or a castle here, 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 developed by the famous German / Baltic family of von Stackelberg and built during 1784-1797. ▶️The architect was an anonymous Italian.The wings of the long main house have circular pavilions with preserved decorated vaulted roofs. The most famous resident of the manor house was the archaeologist Otto Magnus von Stackelberg who grew up there. Nowadays the manor houses a kindergarten-elementary school.
Helina S. (4 months ago)
Anyway interesting from the outside. I don't know if you have another design in Estonia
Fred O (5 months ago)
My favorite school
Triin Mõisaäär (6 months ago)
A real beauty among manors. If you already get there, it's definitely worth the time.
Growered (2 years ago)
What can I say, a beautiful place, the current is actually where I worked, set up tents, etc. good place to walk, there are practically no people)
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