Estonia - unique country where clean and untouched nature co-exists with the worlds most digitally advanced society.
Estonia's capital Tallinn is the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe. Fairytale-like capital city Tallinn is UNESCO World Heritage Site, which granted city rights in the 13th century by the King of Denmark. Tallinn Old Town is filled with exiting medieval houses and mysterious alleyways. In addition to the city's medieval core, new snobbish areas such as Noblessner, Telliskivi, and Rotermann are popping up at the speed of light, offering exiting and cool architecture and cuisine experience to explore.
Estonians are bilingual. Estonians speak Estonian as well as English, Russian, Finnish and German and tend to be among the best English speakers in Europe. There's an ongoing story that many visitors tend to think that Estonians speak the fairy tongue. This magical sounding language is belonging to the Finno Ugric branch of European languages. While the younger generation speaks 2 languages fluently on average, the older generation of Estonians is often fluent in Finnish and Russian in addition to English and Estonian.
Estonia is over 50% forest.It's right to say that Estonians come with a tree-hugging trait. Estonians love their National Parks, forests, bogs and all the creatures that live there such as lynxes, bears, wolves, foxes, rabbits and deer’s. In the spring and autumn time, bird watching is an extremely popular pastime attracting both humans and vertebrates from all over the world. Estonia is combination of great nature and city break destination for those who looking to stretch out and enjoy some peace and solitude.
Estonia has over 2000 islands. Estonia is the only Baltic country with far-stretching and deep-rooted island culture. Estonia's islands offer an enormous amount of charm and ancient history, with the most popular Estonian islands being Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Kihnu, Ruhnu and Vormsi. Each of them are unique and holding some traces of local Viking and medieval culture.
Estonians are the singing nation. Estonian Song and Dance Celebration are the local signature event and a reason why Estonians are often referred to as the "singing nation". The uniqueness of this breathtaking event has earned the place at UNESCO's prestigious list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
E-estonia. From voting to signing documents online, Estonia implements hassle free and modern approach to running everyday routine. This means less bureaucracy, while adding more transparency and efficiency in some vital sectors such as healthcare and education. Estonia has the first e-government in the world and offers e-residency to people from all over the world. Some of the of Estonian e-residency recipients include Angela Merkel and Barack Obama
10 TOP ATTRACTIONS IN ESTONIA
- 1. Tallinn's Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- 2. Resort and Spa Town Pärnu
- 3. Estonian National Museum in Tartu
- 4. Kuressaare Episcopal Castle in Saaremaa
- 5. Narva Castle and River Promenade in East Estonia
- 6. Matsalu National Park – one of Europe's best bird-watching destinations
- 7. Soomaa National Park in a south-western part of Estonia
- 8. Lahemaa National Park in North Estonia
- 9. Estonian Open-Air Museum
- 10. Tallinn Zoo