Alatskivi Manor

Alatskivi, Estonia

The Alatskivi Manor (Allatskiwwi in German) was first mentioned in 1601. In 1628 Swedish king Gustav Adolf II donated it as a gift to his secretary Johan Adler Salviusele. In 1642 the manor was further passed into the possession of Hans Dettermann Cronmann and in 1753 it was bought by Otto Heinrich von Stackelberg.

The present huge castle manor was designed by the land owner Arved von Nolcken. He had travelled in Scotland and fascinated to the Balmoral Castle. Von Nolcken wanted to build a copy of royal castle to Alatskivi. The new neo-Gothic main building was completed in 1885 and it was one of the most luxurious manor houses in Estonia.

At present, the building is owned by Alatskivi Community and being restored to serve as a museum and restaurant.

Reference: Visit Tartu


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Lossi 1, Alatskivi, Estonia
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Founded: 1880-1885
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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Bjørn Boivie Myrland (10 months ago)
We stayed in the tower suite, such a cool place with a big living room and a big round bed inside the tower itself. Had coffee and desserts on the back terrace in the evening before taking a stroll around the lake before sunset, and a lovely huge breakfast in the morning before doing the museum tour. The place is absolutely fantastic and the staff very warm, friendly and service minded. I recommended everyone to stay here at least once!
Kaje Lumpiola (11 months ago)
Interesting and beautiful castle, information for example of the castle's restauration work, composer Tubin, vodka distilling, sighthound and horse breeding in Alatskivi castle.
Albert Gabrieltt (12 months ago)
For kids, the castle might be a bit boring on the inside. For adults a lot to read and it's cool. The park is rather big and would recommend it.
Kaspars Purmalis (13 months ago)
Beautiful castle from the outside. It's a pity, I didn't get inside, because of the holidays. If there is time, a wonderful trail around the lake.
Dan Powers (2 years ago)
This is a beautiful estate. There is a nice short hike in the back that goes down to the lake. I didn't go in to the castle as it wasn't calling to me. I certainly wouldn't make a special trip just to here and there isn't much else around. It was nice to stop at because I was driving by. Definitely stop it that is the case.
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