Tuesday, 11 June 2002
Arrival in Tallinn, depart to Virtsu
Ferry to Saaremaa from Virtsu
Visit to St Katherine's church - dating from the 13th Century, extensively reconstructed
in the 1980s. The pulpit dates from the 17th Century and is the oldest in Saaremaa
- and other sites on the island Muhu, guided by Kaire Tooming, county inspector
Arrival in Kuressaare. Kuressaare old town dates mainly from the 17-19th cent.
One of the main attractions is the Bishop's Castle, which now hosts the Saaremaa
Wednesday, 12 June 2002
Meeting and press Conference in Kaali with local authorities, environemental
Service, Institute of Geology, journalists
Crater tour in Kaali, accompanied by Reet Tiirmaa, senior researcher at Institute
Stronghold and church in Valjala. Valjala stronghold is the last pre-Christian
stronghold of the Saarlanders. The area is 120 by 110 metres, the walls are
still 5 to 7 metres high. The church dates from the first half of the 13th Century,
being the oldest on Saaremaa. Mixture of Roman and Gothic styles. The altar
and the painting are from the 19th Century. The stained glass Windows are the
work of Dolores Hoffmann, 1970-1980.
Mustjalabank: Located on the northern coast of Saaremaa, it is the highest bluff
of the northern coast of Saaremaa and Muhu. At its highest it reaches 21,3 metres
and is ca 2,5 metres long.
Tuiu: Ancient iron smelting site. The largeast area of iron smelting heaps.
Possibly connected with meteoritic iron?
Thursday, 13 June 2002
Visit to Saaremaa Museum in the Castle
Guided tour of Kuressaare
Katarina church in Karja: Smallest church on Saaremaa, dating from the Middle
Ages. The gothic church holds the richest collection of medieval sculptures
in Estonia and in the Baltic States.
Angla Windmills: The only preserved windmill hill, with four trestle windmills
and one dutch windmill.
The Maasi fortress ruins: The Livonian Order selected this spot äs a harbour
and fortified centre after the destruction of its stronghold in Pöide by
the Estonians during the St.George's Day uprising in 1434.
Koguva fishing village: The village with its 105 buildings and stone walls is
a wonderful example of past peasant architecture. There is an open air museum,
with ca 30 permanent residents, and the museum of a famous Estonian writer Juhan
Check-in at Pädaste Guesthouse: Pädaste Tudor-style Manor house was
built in the 19th Century, the outbuildings follow local traditional building
styles. The manor is currently being restores and it operates as a hotel.
Friday, 14 June 2002
Ferry from Kuivastu to the mainland
Komsi tarand graves, 11.-l3. cent. Lihula stronghold Koluvere Kasari
Arrival in Tallinn
Saturday, 15 June 2002
Rebala Heritage Protection Area Lehmja settelment site
Varbola hillfort, biggest prehistoric stronghold in Estonia, l l.-13.cent.
Nömme Körts, protected countryside inn, 19.cent.
Monday, 17 June 2002
Meeting at the National Heritage Board, Uus 18 Discussion. Conclusions, future
Guided tour of the Tallinn old town
Meeting with Anton Pärn, Deputy Secretary General, Minisry of Culture
Meeting with Trivimi Velliste, MP, Head of the Heritage Protection Association
of the Parliament of Estonia