EuroMAB 2015 conference in Haapsalu, Estonia - Biosphere Reserves: from heritage to sustainable innovation

EuroMAB 2015 conference in Haapsalu, Estonia

Destination information: Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu map

Please find map of Haapsalu (Conference Venue and hotels) in .pdf format

Haapasalu, Estonia - Introduction

Haapsalu (German and Swedish: Hapsal; Finnish: Haapasalo) is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia (100 km from Tallinn). It is the administrative centre of Lääne County, and on 1 January 2012 it had a population of 11,587

Haapsalu is famous for its range of spa hotels and fine beach. The old town is popular too and Haapsalu Castle, haunted by a white lady, hosts many events including various music festivals. Town was established in 1279 and is well-known for its historic and maritime ambience, warm sea water, curative mud baths and friendly residents.

Haapsalu is a wonderful little town with narrow streets, a miniature town hall and romantic wooden dwelling houses. On the seaside promenade stands Kuursaal, one of the finest wooden buildings in all Estonia.

The first Haapsalu mud spa opened its doors in 1825 and since then Haapsalu has attracted spa lovers from all over the world including the Old Russian czars.

The Dome Church of Haapsalu is the biggest single-naved church in the Baltic States and is the most important historical and cultural monument of the town.

Weather in Estonia

The weather in Estonia is largely dictated by its closeness to the Baltic sea.
Cool breezes from the Baltic sea moderate the climate and light rain can fall in spring so bring an umbrella and waterproof jacket.
The average temperature in May is 10 degrees and nights can be chilly.

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Haapsalu Tourist Information Centre

Haapsalu's Tourist Information Centre is on the main road in the centre of the town, in a newly renovated building. It offers maps of the local area and brochures about the town, Lääne County and other parts of Estonia. There is also a wide range ofsouvenirs to choose from and you can buy tickets to local cultural events viaPiletilevi.

There is a terminal outside the building from which tourist information is available 24 hours a day.