Virtsu Castle Ruins

Hanila, Estonia

The castle of Virtsu belonged to vassals of the feudal state Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek - Western part of nowadays Estonia as well as part of Saaremaa and part of Hiiumaa. It was built in 1430 by Uexküll noble family and destroyed already in 16th century. Now the ruined walls are few metres high, but it really looks that there is almost nothing. That's because grass and bush is growing on the ruins.

Reference: Virtual Tourist

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Founded: 1430
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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