Maasi medieval fort-castle was built with the forced labour of islanders. That's how the ruling Liivi order punished indigenous inhabitants for the uprising, which had destroyed orders previous stronghold. Seaside fort-castle was undefeated until blown up by Danes. 8m walls that survived the destruction have become a landmark.
Good to know: On August 11th, 1576, the Danish king Frederik II ordered Maasi stronghold destroyed. It has been in ruins ever since.
About the Heritage Site
- Country: West Estonia
- Location: Maasi village, Orissaare commune, Saaremaa island
- Type of location: History object, Ruins of Maasi fort-castle
- Experience offered:Camping area, recreation area, picnic ground, information boards.
- Website: www.visitsaaremaa.ee
Accessibility of Heritage Site
- Opening times: Open 24 hours.
- Entrance fee: Free of charge.
- By car: From Kuressaare take the 10th road to Orissaare, from Orissaare turn left to Maasi village.
- By boat: See Tuulelaevad
- By plane: 30 minute flight from Tallinn to Kuressaare
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