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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Fahad Ali (12 months ago)
The area around this villa is beautiful. Good place to spend some time around it, the lake is also very close so during a picnic it's worth visiting.
Regina Vitányi (13 months ago)
The restaurant in the castle is affordable and the food is nice. They are a big fan of using dried raspberried for a mysterious reason.
CHINMAYA DEHURY (14 months ago)
A good museum. The price to go 1st floor and the basement is around 7€. You can also buy souvenirs from there. I would suggest not to forget visiting the lake behind it. That's actually called Alatskivi lake.
Allixender (16 months ago)
The walk around the lake is even more interesting than the castle.
Dmitry Havansky (19 months ago)
Very nice mansion, completely unxpected and little known
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