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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J G (2 years ago)
Really majestic and smart too. First this is beautiful everywhere: gardens, building, interior, even the parking with storks. First floor is a historical review of rooms on how people lived in this middle-of-nowhere castle. The basement is dedicated to handcraft and history boards that explain all about the castle. The pottery room is lead by Tanel Tell who teaches to kids how to make a bowl. Nice guy and ready to make visitors happy. 1st floor is dedicated to art (paintings and music) , the museum of Estonian composer Eduard Tubin, and digital used in the castle. It is impressive for its diversity and the manner it is displayed.
RK Geetha (2 years ago)
A majestic looking castle
Jaanika S (3 years ago)
Nicely renovated castle with museum, restaurant, concert hall and suites. Area around the castle is also beautiful and nice hiking trail near.
Elinor Toodo (3 years ago)
Really nicely renovated, beautiful historic place. Informative, also in English.
Laura Tomson (3 years ago)
Great food! Beautiful castle. Quiet and nice place.
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