The county centre Viljandi is the hilliest town in Estonia with lots of greenery and ancient trees, winding streets and the ruins of the powerful order castle built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Organ concerts are held in St. John’s Church (1466); worth seeing are the Town Hall, the water and watch tower as well as the suspended bridge, the symbol of the town. The old pharmacy building now houses a museum introducing the history of Viljandi.
There is a nice beach, boat rentals and sports grounds at the scenic Viljandi Lake. In town one will find cosy cafés and restaurants; in Uueveski Holiday Centre one can catch trout and prepare one’s own meal.
Viljandi - Viljandi Order Castle
(Sources: Estonia Tourist Office, MarvaoGuide.com)