Rakvere got its town rights in 1302, while the original wooden stronghold Tarvanpää was first described already in 1226 by the chronicler Latvian Henrik. Now there is a museum and an open air stage in the romantic ruins of the castle of the Teutonic knights, and next to it a recreational area with a windmill and a statue of aurochs, the symbol of Rakvere.
The museum features exhibitions, tours to medieval horror and torture chambers, and you can try your hand at archery. Shenkenberg Tavern serves dishes made from recipes hundreds of years old.
Medieval castle in Rakvere
(Sources: Estonia Tourist Office, MarvaoGuide.com)