Seven Estonian castle museums have issued a joint visiting card called "Linnus+", which allows people to enter museums more cheaply. The museums hope that this will inspire people to tour medieval castles all over Estonia.
The "Linnus+" card can be obtained for free, and it guarantees the card owner a 20 percent discount on entry ticket to the castles in Haapsalu, Kuressaare, Narva, Rakvere, Vastseliina and Paide.
Haapsalu and Läänemaa Museums Foundation's manager Anton Pärn said that the idea arose from the fact that are several new exhibitions in the museums.
Pärn said that museums are not competing with each other, and during the time when domestic tourism is more in focus in the light of the coronavirus, tours should be held.
"The plan was actually already discussing this map in the autumn, and the opportunity to start the visit at the very beginning of the summer season. The virus put it on hold, but I'm glad the summer is not yet finished and now we are ready to continue moving together," Pärn said.
Pärn said that the period after the emergency situation has gone better at Haapsalu's Episcopal Castle than expected. While there were initially fears that there would be 80 percent fewer visitors, the interest of visitors will gradually approach fifty percent of last year's level, he said. However, the final picture will not be clear until autumn.
Editor: Roberta Vaino