5th Study Conference on BALTEX

Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
4-8 June 2007

(updated 11 June 2007)





Travel & Accommodation


The Conference Venue
Kuressaare Cultural Centre (Kultuurivara)
in Kuressaare, Saaremaa

Kuressaare Kultuurivara
Tallinna Str 6
93813 Kuressaare

Saaremaa is situated close to the western coast of mainland Estonia , covering an area of 2,922 km2, or 6.5 % of the territory of Estonia . Saaremaa is among the largest islands in the entire Baltic Sea and is known as a good recreation place with unique nature and a lot of sights. Junipers, dolomite, windmills, black bread and home-brewed beer are the symbols of Saaremaa . The island has been inhabited for about eight thousand years. The ancient fight for freedom ended in 1227 when German crusaders occupied Saaremaa . In 1559 the island was sold to Denmark . From 1645 to 1710 Saaremaa was under the rule of Sweden and from 1710 to 1917 a part of Russia .
The capital of Saaremaa is Kuressaare with the bishops castle dating from the 13th century as the most important tourist sight in town. The beautiful and well preserved old town as well as a lot of health centres offering mud and wellness treatments are among the attractions of Kuressaare.

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