Vasalemma Manor

Vasalemma, Estonia

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.



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

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Kristaps Kalnozols (2 years ago)
Manor teritory is open and possible to visit it from outside. In the building is located school and it's not possible to visit manor inside. The manor house is one of the most remarkable examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Estonia. The manor was established by the von Ramms after the Great Northern War [1700-1721, between Russia and Sweden). In 1886 the manor was bought by V. von Baggehufwudt, the owner of Saku manor, a manufacturer who was a patron of the arts. The luxurious mansion was completed for his son Eduard von Baggehufwudt in 1890-93 to the design of the architect K. Wilcken. Local limestone called Vasalemma marble was used in the construction. Johann Weiss from Silesia did the masonry work. The mansion, imitating the castle of a medieval English knight, is partly of two storeys and partly of three. The asymmetric composition is emphasised by the main tower and powerful cornice. The banqueting hall with historical wooden panels and a coffered ceiling is preserved in its original form. The doors of the banqueting hall open onto a stone terrace at the rear. The mansion is surrounded by a neo-baroque park. A school was opened in the manor house in 1922 and there is still one there today.
Александр Клапин (2 years ago)
The building was built from "Vazalemsky marble", local dolomite. This dolomite appears to be quite hard. Unfortunately, the impression is spoiled by ugly seams between the stones. I was impressed by the alley of densely planted thujas.
Urmo Ustav (3 years ago)
I would like to see it inside too.
Neil Fleischhacker (3 years ago)
Vary beautiful
E A (5 years ago)
Amazing castle!
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