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Glehn Park

The park around Glehn's Castle in the Nõmme suburb is popular for walking, star gazing and winter skiing.

Glehn Park dates from the end of 19th century when Baltic-German manor owner of Jälgimäe, Nikolai von Glehn, moved to the Nõmme area. In 1886, he built the medieval castle-style building now known as Glehn’s castle, with himself as architect.

The park has a number of curious features. Glehn buried his favourite horse in front of the castle and built an obelisk on the grave. On the side of the castle he built a palm house with two little pools. Also in the park are a statue of Estonia's epic hero Kalevipoeg (known as the 'devil statue'), a statue of a dragon (known as the 'crocodile'), and a lookout platform that is known today as the hobby observatory. Restoration works started in 1966, but the park complex is yet not complete.

Nearby is the Nõmme Adventure Park, where many lit ski paths are open during winter.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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based on 16 reviews

  • Nice location - couldn't get inside

    tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
    October 20, 2018 By Happiness717261

    We visited Glehn Castle a couple times trying to see the inside and it was closed both times. Though, the surrounding area was beautiful so we had fun anyhow.

  • Fairytale Castle in an enchanted forrest.

    tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
    July 18, 2018 By espengees

    Situated in a forrest in the outskirts of Tallinn, this historical castle is worth a visit on a day out.

  • Très joli

    tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
    September 28, 2021 By Melodied2003

    Perdu dans une forêt paisible, pas forcément bien indiqué, très beau d'extérieur, l'intérieur devait être magique. Dommage qu'il n'ait pas été possible de le visiter