An experience center known as Tuuletorn was opened in Hiiu County on June 1, with the exhibition going comprising five floors and telling the story of Hiiu County using exhibits, sound, and video.
Mayor of Käina, in Hiiumaa Parish, Omar Jõpiselg, told ERR that there hadn't been anywhere in Hiiu County where guests could visit during the winter months, adding that the whole tourism sector on the island will benefit.
"Our entrepreneurs, who are trying to get tourists to the island, can mention in their advertisements that if you come here, we can offer you this," he said.
Creative manager of the Tuuletorn Jaanus Rohumaa said that the exhibition will be somewhat of an introduction to Hiiu County. Based on this, the public will get a glimpse of what can be discovered in actuality on the island, later on.
"It gives a cross-section of the island´s history, nature and of the people, because even though nature on Hiiu County is wonderful, its biggest value is its people," he confirmed.
The Tuletorn hosts a 20-meter high climbing wall, the highest in the Baltic countries, according to the staff at the experience center.
The main project in carrying out the construction of the Tuuletorn was conducted by private limited company Esplan, with the architectural solutions coming from Arhitekt 11, and the exhibition itself created by Motor Agency, ERR reports.
Editor: Roberta Vaino