Ungru Manor Ruins

Läänemaa, Estonia

The manor, first mentioned in 1523, was for a longer period of time associated with the noble family of von Ungern-Sternberg. The Neo-Baroque castle, constructed on the manor grounds in 1890 (a copy of the Merseburg castle in Germany), was never finished. After World War II the manor fell into the hands of Soviet troops, in 1968 the chief of the airport decided to use the ruins of the manor to fill in the holes in the runway. About one third of the manor was torn down, fortunately the rest was preserved until today.

Reference: Estonian Manors, Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1890
Category: Ruins in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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