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Reviewed 10 May 2017
Alpo K
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Come and walk to the top of the Otepaa Fort that is about thirteen thousand years old. The hill has two levels, has an oval shape when viewed from the top and lies more or less in the north-to-south direction. Its absolute height is 165.6 m above sea level. You will see the ruins of the stone stronghold established by Bishop Herman in 1224 on the top of the fort.Interesting facts:* the hill gave Otepaa its name, because it looked like the head of a bear when seen from the side (‘ott’ is the old Estonian word for ‘bear’ and ‘paa’ is the old Estonian word for ‘head’);* one of the strongest strongholds of Ancient Estonia stood on the fort;* the oldest known firearm in the world was found on the fort.
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Vana-Otepaa kula, Otepaa, Estonia
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Reviewed 10 May 2017
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Thank Alpo K
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Reviewed 7 February 2014
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2  Thank Елена Л
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