Kuressaare Episcopal Castle is also
known as Kuressaare Stronghold, the Bishop's Palace, and perhaps
less commonly by its old German name of Schloβ Arensburg.
It dates to the early thirteenth century and is sited on the
south-western edge of the town of Kuressaare in Saaremaa, with
Lääne Meri (Western Sea) behind it. The town that grew up around
the Bishop's Castle was granted the status of an independent city
in 1563. Full restoration work was carried out in 1968-1985, and
the castle now houses the Saaremaa Museum of History and Nature.
If you would like to submit your own photos of castles,
Return to the
Helme, Mart (Compiler) - Guide to Castles
in Estonia, Kunst, Estonia, 2003
Praust, Valdo - Most Beautiful Manors and
Castles, Grenader Grupp, Estonia, 2004