Take in the view from the ramparts, see the horrors of torture chambers, and taste genuine medieval recipes at Rakvere Castle. The site of the castle has been used as a stronghold since ancient times; much of the current structure took shape in the 14th century during Danish rule and the rule of the knights of the Livonian Order. Throughout its history, the castle saw a lot of combat and changed hands on numerous occasions. Today, visitors can fully immerse themselves in a medieval atmosphere through reenactments, tours, and exhibits. Don't miss the chance to learn some traditional skills, such as marzipan making, blacksmithing, or sword fighting. Some activities and tours need to be booked in advance; you can do it online. Add Rakvere Castle to your Rakvere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rakvere trip planning website .
Rakvere Castle Reviews
Different from google pictures and outer view the castle is way more detailed. The history is brought to you by many different ways. There is many medieval caracters walking around. There is also... more »
Rakvere Castle has been transformed somewhat into its former glory. Inside you can try your hand at archery, make your own souvenir coin, attend a puppet show (in Estonian), watch the history of... more »
This is one of the best castles I've ever been to (and I've been to MANY). They've .Ade it a fun family day including alchemy experiences, tours for kids & games, and more adult tours (barber shop) and a spookalley! The swords you can play with and you can explore all the castle. It is well done and just fun/interesting. WELL worth the drive! We did Rakvere and the boys in 1 day.
Came as part of Norwegian Cruise tour. Was very nice and interesting. Lunch was simple and very good. "Hell" attraction is a tad cheesy.
Places to stay near Rakvere Castle
Plan your trip to Rakvere
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
Side trips from Rakvere
Hidden gems in Rakvere
Nearby attractions in Rakvere
Historic Sites in Rakvere
Plans to Rakvere Castle by other users
12 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Tallinn BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Estonia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium