The story of Estonian forest

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Sacred trees

In the harsh northern weather conditions, trees have been the source of livelihood for centuries. While some trees were used for building houses and saunas, some were considered holy and remained untouched. A sacred grove usually consists of deciduous trees and attracted offerings for gnomes, fairies and other supernatural forces of past times. Kassinurme Fort and sacred grovewere established around 2000 years ago, making it one of the oldest remaining sacred places in Estonia. An hour’s drive takes you to Rakvere, where you will find centuries old sacred oak grove. Moreover, Estonia is dotted with numerous sacred trees acting in a way as natural monuments to the way of life that have connected the locals with their surrounding nature from ancient settlers to modern Estonians.

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Last updated : 23.06.2018In category: Nature & Wildlife, Trip TypeF

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