Estonia Narva Town

estonia narva town

estonia narva town

Narva became part of an independent Estonia in 1918, at the end of World War I. The town saw fighting during the Estonian War of Independence. The war started in Narva on 28 November 1918; on the next day the city was captured by the Red Army. Russia retained control of the city until 19 January 1919.

Narva bastions have always been the main attraction of Narva town as well as Narva castle. For a long time the Bastions kept their mysterious secrets and rich history behind the thick walls of the casemates. These mighty fortifications could be watched only outside, meanwhile the casemates stayed unavailable for visitors.

Estonia’s easternmost town boasts the best preserved castle (Hermann Fortress) overlooking a large, winding river acting as a border between Estonia and Russia. The nearby Narva-Jõesuu resort is dotted with spas and a large sandy beach that draws in holiday makers every summer.

The architectural complex of the Town Hall Square included the Town Hall, Stock Exchange, and residences of the wealthy Swedish citizenry. Unfortunately, today only the Town Hall survives, the other buildings were destroyed in World War II. There are plans to open the Narva Town Hall to the public in the future.

Narva is next – at least that’s what the organisers of the city’s bid to host the European capital of culture in 2024 think. Last week, Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid travelled by train to Estonia’s eastern border town to attend the launch ceremony bid for Narva to become a European capital of culture in six years’ time.

Nervous in Narva: a town caught between East and West Estonia is determined to stay independent of Russia. As it trains its people as reserve fighters, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have brought ...

NARVA, Estonia—If you haven’t heard of Narva, you might very soon. This small, mostly Russian-speaking city lies along Estonia’s boundary with Russia, separated geographically from its ...

Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. The frontier location of Narva is the most characteristic feature of both the past and the present of the town. The historic ...

View of Narva Castle and Ivangorod Fortress. Photo CC BY-SA 4.0: Aleksander Kaasik / Wikimedia Commons.Narva lies on the easternmost edge of Estonia, on the Narva river, right by its border with ...

Near Narva-Jõesuu, 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest from the town border lies the Narva-Jõesuu nudist beach, the only official nudist beach in Estonia. Symbols. Narva-Jõesuu's flag and coat of arms were designed and approved in the mid-1990s by the chairman of the local government Pavel Grigorjev.

Estonia Narva Town Pictures