Old town of Paide


Paide majalood kaart


Be your own guide in Paide

Paide is one of the oldest towns in Estonia, founded on 1291. Its original name was Wittenstein, meaning “white stone” or limestone, referring to the local construction material. While limestone was used to build the fortress of German Order here in 1265, the quaint Old Town of Paide features mostly wooden buildings. Here it is possible to go exploring on your own, thanks to the information boards posted on the most significant houses.


On your independent tour, you will find out about the history and architecture of the various buildings, even about some that are no longer standing. You can read the story and view pictures on the information boards. Of course, in case you would like to hear even more, you are welcome to hire a local guide.


For an introduction of what awaits you in Paide, have a look at some photos here