Viimsi Manor

Viimsi, Estonia

Viimsi Manor, which was established by St. Brigitta Nunnery of Pirita, was first mentioned in 1471 as Wiems. After the Great Northern War the manor had multiple owners, among those the Stenbock, Buxhoeveden, Maydell and Schottländer families.

The one-storey stone-made house got its present shape after the fire of 1865. After the dispossession in 1919 the manor was gifted to the Commander-in-chief of the Estonian Army General Johan Laidoner who owned it until 1940. During the World War II it was used by the Red Army. Since 2001 the building houses the National War Museum of Estonia (also the Museum of General Laidoner).

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Nelgi tee, Viimsi, Estonia
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Founded: 1865
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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www.mois.ee
en.wikipedia.org

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User Reviews

John Jakobsen (2 years ago)
Standard as before world war 2. Those who can find any positive to say about this hotel should be compared to Shakespeare. Just horrible
Marek Golaszewski (4 years ago)
Nice and clean rooms, in silent district
Julie-Anne S.Roy (5 years ago)
Very disappointed. They gave us a much smaller room than the one we booked and paid for. They offered free coffee and cake as a compensation for the next morning and nobody was there. The kitchen was closed at 9am. Overall very bad experience. The worst hotel in Tallinn!.
Teemu (5 years ago)
Bed was squeeking so loud, and bedsheet wouldn't stay on. No air conditioning.
Jevgeni Dudakov (5 years ago)
Небольшой уютный зал с камином, вкусная еда, внимательный персонал.
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