Aruküla Manor

Koeru, Estonia

Aruküla manor (Arroküll) evolved into an independent estate in the 17th century. The manor house seen today was built in 1782-1789, but suffered damage in a fire around 1800 and was subsequently rebuilt in a typical St. Petersburg-style Neoclassicism, with details such as decorative stucco laurel wreaths and a wrought-iron fence surrounding the manor park.

Russian general Karl Wilhelm von Toll, mentioned by Tolstoy in his epic "War and Peace", lived on Aruküla manor and is buried in a chapel on the grounds.



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Paide tee 18, Koeru, Estonia
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Founded: 1782-1789
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Daniel John Carter (2 months ago)
Love German colonists
Leonid Romanov (10 months ago)
"The stone manor house was built in 1782-1789. The last wave of construction was completed by 1810. Serious reconstructions in the mid-1820s were made by Count Karl Friedrich von Toll, following the example of St. Petersburg. The manor still looks like this. In 1919, the estate was nationalized. Today, Koeru Secondary School operates here."
Peenmehaanik (10 months ago)
Nice place and even nicer people! The cafe's lard cake alone is worth the entrance + the very awesomely restored manor school!
Valentina Sagar (11 months ago)
The last owner of the estate was Count Evgeny Nikolaevich von Toll (1870-1929), he was in the service of the tsar, the son of Lieutenant General Nikolai von Toll (1819 - 1880). Retired colonel. The manor can be visited with a guided tour as part of the Unustadud mõisad Forgotten Manor project. The manor has been restored, on the first floor there is a music school, on the second floor there is an elementary school.
lenne mölder (4 years ago)
The school where I started school.
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