North Estonian Coastline.

Section 38. Aseri‒Mahu.

SEE Worth seeing

Ruins of St. Mary's chapel
The ruins of St. Mary's Chapel, first constructed in the 13th century, are located in Viru-Nigula. It is thought that the chapel was built to celebrate victory over the Russians by the Livonian Order in the battle of 1268. After the Lutheran reformation the chapel fell into disuse and became a focal point for folk superstition, which led to its partial demolition in the mid-17th century and its later collapse. The ruins that remain today remind us how unique the chapel was in terms of the differences in its construction from the other chapels of the time influenced by the East. Did you know...? *The chapel is thought to be the oldest stone sacral structure in this region of Estonia
Viru-Nigula St. Nicholas' church
The church of St. Nicholas in Viru-Nigula is the oldest stone church in Virumaa, built in the second half of the 13th century. In its garden you will see many of the unique circular crosses, and memorials to those people deported to Siberia. Did you know…? *St. Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, travellers and merchants
Vasta manor
Vasta Manor, not far from Viru-Nigula, was first mentioned in 1398. The main building we see today is thought to have been constructed around 1770 during Carl Ludwig von Ritter's time. Until 1919 it belonged to Reinhold von Winkler. Renovations have been ongoing at the manor since 1998. Today it is home to Vasta School. It can be viewed from the outside at any time, while the interior can be explored in summer as part of the Forgotten Manors game. Did you know...? *The building on the drive leading to the heart of the manor is where national epic 'Kalevipoeg' creator Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald held his wedding reception after marrying Marie Elisabeth Saedler in 1833