The Best Online Cultural Experiences in the Baltics

  • 2021-06-04

Don’t you just wish you could put life on pause and go on a vacation?

However, now just isn’t a great time, right? It’s too busy at work, or the kids have got too much homework to deal with. Then there is the fact that the world is still dealing with a pandemic.

But these inconveniences shouldn’t cause you to give up on your desire to indulge in another country’s sites and culture. Thankfully, there are plenty of online cultural experiences in the Baltics you can explore from the comfort of your home.

Don’t worry about heading to the visitor’s centre. You can find the best online cultural experiences in the Baltics below.

Tallinn Zoo

Did you know that the Tallinn Zoo is the only one of its kind in Estonia? You can virtually visit the tropic houses featuring several exotic birds, stop by the Middle Asia complex, which is home to horses, bison and yaks, or swing by the Elephant House, which was built in 1989.  You won’t have to line up for any exhibits or wait for crowds to clear. Instead, you’ll get a prime view of all the animals on display.

Estonian National Museum

If you’re curious as to how the Estonians became the people they are today, then you’ll want to stop by the Estonian National Museum. There are several exhibitions on display that provide tremendous detail on the people’s cultural history and lifestyle. You might even recognize elements from popular culture such as TV shows and games like Viking Hedelmäpeli.

Medininkai Castle

Maybe you’ve visited medieval castles before, but have you ever been escorted around one by a knight? That’s who will be showing you through Medininkai Castle in Lithuania. While dressed in his mesh metal outfit, the knight will discuss the highlights and detail the history of the important role the castle has played throughout history.

Kumu Art Museum

You can’t have an online cultural experience in the Baltics without visiting the Kumu Art Museum. It’s one of the largest museums in Estonia and Northern Europe. The online tour includes both viewings of permanent exhibitions as well as some collections that are available for weeks at a time. It’s an excellent way to keep you coming back for a second visit.

KGB Building in Riga

Also referred to as Corner House, this historic building in Latvia is best known as the headquarters for the KGB in the country from 1940 to 1991. In addition to housing agents, it also contained a pharmacy, library, confectionary store, flower stand, and almost every other type of business you can think of except for Finnish saunas. There are plenty of stories to be told on the tour about the rich history of the KGB in the country, which is why it’s one of the best online cultural experiences in the Baltics.