Kadrina is situated in Lääne- Viru county. One of 15 counties in Estonia.
Kadrina is one of the largest munic i palit ies in the county.
By the year 1241 Kadrina as the habitat already existed. This was the year it was first mentioned in the Danish book of land taxation.
On the picture- The flag of Kadrina
2 hamlets and 37 villages
5500 inhabitants/ 2500 in Kadrina
T here is the coat of arms on the picture . There are 2 symbols on the coat of arms -
3 Greek crosses
The broken wheel represents –a legend, that when Saint Kathrine was tortured on the wheel, it broke. It represents goods victory over evil.
And the 3 crosses represent faith: faith in god, in Republic of Estonian and in yourself.
Church, which is 778 years old.
Kindergarten “Sipsik “
Ou r beloved Kadrina Secondary School
The municipal center of Kadrina, which is in the same building with the sports center
The community center
The monument for the War of Independence of Estonia
Sõna seob – Word Binds
The monument “ Sõna seob” is dedicated to Estonian language and it is situated very properately right next to school. Also “sõna seob” or “word binds” is old saying of Kadrina.
F.R. Kreutzwald epic “Kalevipoeg”
Neeruti is just few kilometres outside of Kadrina. It was a home for Kreutzwald, the man who wrote Estonian national epic “Kalevipoeg”, in translation “Kalev`s son”. Many folktales are related to this place involving Kalevipoeg. On the picture there is the statue of Kalevipoeg and on his chest there is the symbol of Kadrina- the broken wheel.
We call the place Neertuti`s mountains even though they are more like h ills, if even that.
17 000 inhabitants
The Center on
Rakvere is the centre of Lääne- Viru county, which makes it the most popular place.
Fortress of Rakvere
From Middle Ages
- big tourist attraction
The Fortress of Rakvere. The ruins of it are from Middle Ages but it has been rebuilt to Medieval theme park. Many tours and small history lessons about the life back then tak e place inside. The best place there is probably the torture chamber.
T he statue of aurochs is popular tourist attraction. It is very close to the fortress.
The Theatre of Rakvere
Lahemaa national park
1st June 1971
72 500 ha
Land and sea
One of the most important forest protected areas in Europe.
Lahemaa is also the most important nature preserve park in Northern Estonia as the most important forest protected areas in Europe.
Lahemaa translates roughly as “Land of Bays”.
In 19th century a tradesman opened an inn called Palermo in rakvere.
He named it after Sicilian city.
As today, there is no inn, but the woods that once surrounded the inn is now called Palermo.