The aim of this portal is to describe and provide pictures about all Estonian manors. Here are also presented the German-originated historical names of the manors which have been generally abandoned since 1920-30's.
The English version of the portal currently provides a brief overview of 438 of the more interesting manors.
The current text part of the portal (with some exceptions) is translated into English by the
Estonian Association of Masters in Conference Interpreting and Translation
by the sponsorship.
The portal is constantly updated and there will be both text and pictures about the manors that are currently missing.
The Estonian version
contains more than 700 manors. Hopefully the rather short texts in the English version (and same in
will be replaced with longer ones in the future.
The portal is equipped with the relevant maps consisting of one general map and more than a hundred historical parish maps. These maps together with the contemporary road atlas easily allow to find all manor locations.
In the last ten years I have visited all Estonian manors (with very few exceptions) and made over 14,000 photos. In the Estonian version of the portal you can see 2500 photos.
The remaining collection of the best shots should gradually appear here with a short overview of their history and the current state of the manors.
Hopefully there will soon also be links to manors offering various services – organising events, accommodation, catering, etc. At present, the portal contains little commercial information because publishing it takes the initiative of manor owners or managers and
certain monetary contributions
to the portal. The same applies to advertising services targeted at manor owners, which is also very welcome, although for a small fee.
With respect to the glorious past of my homeland,
MTÜ Alt-Livland NGO
Author of the Estonian Manor Portal
Has visited all Estonian manors within the last decade