Vasalemma (Wassalem) estate was founded in 1825 and in 1890-93 the present manor house was erected by Baltic German landowner Eduard von Baggehufwudt. The architect was Konstantin Wilcken, who designed the house in a bare limestone neo-Gothic style. Several interior details have survived from this period, such as wainscoting, coffered ceilings and pig-iron ovens. Today it houses a school.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1890-1893
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

More Information

en.wikipedia.org
www.mois.ee

Rating

4.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Kārlis Glūdiņš (3 years ago)
Neliela muiža - skola , kura uzbūvēta no Ruumu karjērā iegūtā akmens - marmora
Peter Kock (3 years ago)
Mooi landhuis. Leuk voor een korte stop. Het is niet geopend voor bezoekers.
Ivan Kutchin (3 years ago)
Довольно интересное здание, построенное в конце 19 века в английском стиле. Здесь проходили съемки советского детектива "Тайна черных дроздов". Сейчас в мызе располагается школа, внутрь для посетителей доступа нет, можно погулять по парку и осмотреть здание снаружи.
Ieva Glūdiņa (3 years ago)
Skaista, sakopta vieta, pieejami lieliski veloceliņi, apkārtnē daudz karjera ezeru, kuru uzmanro mototriālam.
Jüri Kaljundi (4 years ago)
Good for quick stroll or a photo opportunity in the park.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Beckov Castle

The Beckov castle stands on a steep 50 m tall rock in the village Beckov. The dominance of the rock and impression of invincibility it gaves, challenged our ancestors to make use of these assets. The result is a remarkable harmony between the natural setting and architecture.

The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place. The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.