Jägala Waterfall, EstoniaJägala Waterfall, Estonia

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    Jägala waterfall is a singular spot, but it is one of the most famous touristic spots in Estonia!!
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      Very nice description and tips Hatifnat!!
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      Useful information seem to be ok. If you added a plan it would be perfect!
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      4 pictures! Your pics are impressive!
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      Yes!
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A wide waterfall running down a limestone edge.

My experience, Explo description: 

7,8 m high and 50 m wide waterfall running down the limestone edge is the widest in Estonia. Water has smoothed the limestone edge for centuries. As a result a 12-14 m deep and 300 m long valley has been created. The oldest known written record of a water mill in Estonia (from the early 13th century) dates from here.

Jägala waterfall is the most impressive sight in winter, when it's frozen. You can walk under the waterfall, in an ice palace.

In spring and summer (if it is not too dry summer) people go canoeing there. With low water lever you can walk on the top of the waterfall.

In 1922 a 1500 KW hydroelectric power plant was built on the river downstream. In 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky filmed in the ruins of the power plant the film “Stalker” (novel Piknik na obochine by A. and B. Strugatsky has been translated into English as Roadside Picnic).

How getting there: 

You can get to Jägala waterfall by car or cycling. the waterfall is 30 km from Tallinn.

A tip to eat: 

Bring you picnic basket and have a nice meal on the grass.

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Open hours: 

Being a natural object, it is seen the best in daylight. Or if you have really good torch.