In 1622, Vihterpalu estate was granted to Thomas von Ramm by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. The present building probably dates from the 19th century and is in a late Neoclassical style. Elisabeth von Ramm married Gustav von Knorrig in 1816 and they started to build a new main building, which was completed in the 1820s. The façade is dominated by a central pedimented section.

Today Vihterpalu manor provides accomodation, event and conference services.

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232, Vihterpalu, Estonia
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Founded: 1820s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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lumi valge (2 years ago)
Rolandas Merkelis (2 years ago)
Very nice place
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