Taagepera Castle

Taagepera castle is a luxurious landmark situated near the Latvian border, more than 250 km from the capital. The legend says that the Scandinavian trolls helped to build this unusual Art Nouveau style castle as its architectural style resembles more Finnish national romanticism than Baltic building traditions.

The castle was built by the nobleman baron Hugo von Stryk in 1912. It is already at the monumental gate that one’s eye catches sight of the powerful 40-m high tower, numerous gables, balconies and sturdy chimneys. The legends say that Hugo von Stryck loved his wife very dearly and he wished she could admire both the sunrise and sunset, therefore ordered a tower high enough to guarantee the view. From the tower, Anna Sophie could also get an overview of the peasants working in the field. 

The exterior of the building is almost free of any symmetry. The extravagant, archaic approach of the Art Nouveau period is also reflected inside the castle. The interior is complemented by dark-tiled fireplaces. There are 75 different colour rooms each of them with its own name.

Taagepera castle park is one of the most bio diverse in Estonia. The park had many flowers and flowerbeds, thousands of different trees and bushes. Taagepera is a magic place - the castle stands in the ancient forest where the nature and legends take visitor to the mystery and poetry! 

Taagepera Castle