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Address: Tahkuna kula, Korgessaare, Estonia
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+372 5818 0755
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Tahkuna Lighthouse is situated on the north end of Hiiumaa. The...

Tahkuna Lighthouse is situated on the north end of Hiiumaa. The construction of the cast iron lighthouse began in 1873. The lighthouse is assembled of cast iron parts of so-called Gordon system. System is based on prefabricated details, that are easy to transport. That's the reason why this high tower was rather easy to build. Interesting to know:• Czaric Russia bought the lighthouse from the world exhibition of Paris in 1871.• It's the highest lighthouse in Estonia - 42,7 m above the sea level.

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There are quite a few lighthouses on Hiiumaa but this one I like most because of its location. Being the northernmost on the island, it offers a wonderful view - especially if you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
Margus E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few lighthouses on Hiiumaa but this one I like most because of its location. Being the northernmost on the island, it offers a wonderful view - especially if you happen to be there during the sunset and/or strong winds. I had some of my most stunning photos there - even if I had to fight with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is the place you can take a look to the northern part if Hiiumaa. Good view and chanche to take a pictures. There have also the memorial sign to the children who died et the catastrophe what happened with ship Estonia at the Sea.

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Viljandi, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I really enjoyed the architecture and the view. The rustic inside of the lighthouse and how it's built is quite an experience itself.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We visited Tahkuna tuletorn in early July. The scenery was beautiful and the lighthouse is definitely worth the visit. Admission to the lighthouse was 2 euros. The small yard cafe was nice and the waiter was friendly. Only minus was the untidy outdoor toilet.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Beautiful place with his own history. Not only great views form lighthouse - many interesting sights are situated around the tower. There are a monument on the beach dedicated to the children who perished in the Estonia ferry disaster in 1994...

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I'd hazard a guess the views from Kõpu lighthouse are better. But the ground area around this lighthouse is largely unspoilt and proves good access to the sea.... be warned much of the coast of Hiiumaa is either sharp pebbles/small rocky or reedbeds / marshes. But this is really 2 attractions in 1. The memorial to the children of the... More 

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Thank Derettens
Canterbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

A little off the beaten track but Hiiumaa is known for its lighthouses so you have to do them all. This one is really unusual: made of prefabricated cast iron panels. It was a couple of Euros to enter and this seemed a fair price since there isn't much else to do, however: the view is really good. The climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Very interesting well worth the walk to the top good views and good for the kids Well worth driving out to visit there is a nice beach close by

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Worth visiting if you are fond of sea landscapes. Lighthouse is over 60 meters high and there is no elevator. Entrance 2€/person,

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

Be prepared for many stairs. But the pain is worth it. Great view from the top is fantastic! There is also small souvenir shop and a toilet near. Ticket costs almost nothing!

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