Kukruse (Kuckers) manor was first mentioned in 1453. The present building received its appearance in the 19th century when a second floor was added to the left wing of the originally baroque house. Several prominent members of the Baltic German family von Toll has lived at Kukruse, namely genealogist Friedrich Ludwig von Toll (1781-1841), historian Robert von Toll (1802-1876) and geologist and Arctic explorer Eduard von Toll (1858-1902). Today the manor is renovated as a hotel and restaurant.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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NviR BioN (5 months ago)
Реновированная мыйза со своим небольшим музеем сможет заинтересовать как взрослых, так и детей. Можно арендовать помещение для различных мероприятий или просто сводить детей для расширения кругозора.
Gerda Haugas (7 months ago)
Interesting exhibitions
Marika Ilves (8 months ago)
Väike aga sisutihe ja lastele ka tegevusi, riidenurk üli lahe.
Jekaterina Tulupova (8 months ago)
Tore koht kus saab teada polaaralade uurijatest. Enamus neist on pärit Eestist.
Elena R (2 years ago)
worth visiting in any season. inside you can find many interactive objects.
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