Interpret Europe Conference | 8-11 May 2020 in Haapsalu, Estonia | #iecon20
Where precious nature and noble life met
The pre-conference tour to Lahemaa National Park starts from Tallinn Bus terminal and ends in Haapsalu. We will be visiting Lahemaa National Park Visitor Centre, Sagadi manor and have a hike in Oandu heritage trail to get to know the forest-related heritage and work of previous generations. People working in the area will introduce their work and show the beauties of the park.
Lahemaa National Park was established for the protection, study and popularisation of nature and cultural heritage, including ecosystems, biodiversity, landscapes, ethnic culture and sustainable use of natural resources of North Estonia. This is a conservation area for woodland, wetland and coastal ecosystems, but also semi-natural communities (alvars), geological monuments (the Baltic Klint) and historical and architectural monuments. The national park belongs to the European Natura 2000 network as Lahemaa's bird and wilderness area.
The history of the Sagadi manorial estate as the centre of the park dates back more than 500 years.Today, the former granaries, stables, dairy house, carriage house, cow barns and other buildings have new functions. Sagadi is the site of a forest museum, a manor museum, a nature school, a hotel and a restaurant. The Sagadi manor complex is an architectural monument of national importance and it is rare because of its completeness.
Oandu Visitor Centre operates in a 150-year-old building, which formerly housed the forest district office. After a hike we’ll have a dinner in Sagadi.
The fee for this tour is 72€. It includes travel, entrance fees and dinner but not lunch.