Rakvere Travel Guide

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Rakvere is Estonia's fifth largest city and situated in northern, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland and approximately 100km east of Tallinn, Estonia. Its earliest signs of human settlement date back to the 3rd-5th century.

Rakvere is an attractive and rapidly developing town with quite an interesting character, for example, Rakvere is the place where the first Estonian Punk Song Festival took place. It’s also the host to the well-known international rock music festival "Green Christmas".

Since 1994, a biannual international theatre festival, called Baltoscandal has taken place in the unique, friendly and slightly crazy atmosphere of Rakvere. So it’s no wonder, that the motto of Rakvere is "full of power".

The city is also known in Estonia for its youthful hip-hop and electronic music scene.

More information about Rakvere can be found on the official tourist information website of Estonia: http://www.visitestonia.com/en/destinations/city-guides/rakvere

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://wikitravel.org/en/Rakvere

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November 30, 2009 new by meelisest