The mobile application Pärnu – Explore Hansa is aimed at visitors to the city of Pärnu and contains important information about the city’s sights, events, active activities, accommodation and restuarants. The application provides information about petrol stations, taxis, locations of public toilets and transport nodes (bus station, train station, airport) in Pärnu.
In addition, the application offers audio guided tours introducing Pärnu:
“Hiding in Pärnu”
Hidden Pärnu is not a tour for someone who wants to see the city that is visible with your bare eyes. Hidden Pärnu is for a person who likes to get deep into a city, like usually only locals do. It’s a tour for a person who wants to understand how the city works and who are the people living here everyday.
“The historic city centre “
The walk in the city centre takes you into the heart of the historic Pärnu. You will see the most important architectural landmarks, monuments and churches, which will tell you the story of Pärnu, starting from its time as baroque fortification.
“In the footsteps of Olev Siinmaa”
On this walking tour you´ll get acquainted with the best examples of Estonian functionalist architecture. The buildings are designed by Olev Siinmaa, Pärnu city architect in 1925 – 1944. He gave the Pärnu seaside resort its unique look. New residential areas, restaurants, cafés and bathing facilities were built and the landscape of beach park took shape. Siinmaa who started out in Classicistic tradition, became one of the most renowned functionalists in Estonia, making a great impact on the history of Estonian architecture.
“Walking Tour of Resort Area”
Take a quarter of an hour walk from the city centre down the green alleys with their cosy cafés and you reach the Pärnu beach with its famous fine white sand. The resort atmosphere can be sensed immediately after passing through Tallinn Gate, which designates the area of the former city fortifications.
“City air shall set you free”
There is not a lot left of New-Pärnu (current old town of Pärnu) from the times of the Hanseatic League. However, a more attentive pedestrian can find signs of medieval city wall elements marked on the pavement in the city space. The name of the tour “City air shall set you free” comes from a rule enforced in the Hanseatic times, according to which peasants who had spent at least 1 year and 1 day in the city, without their manorial lords finding them, could become free and their lords no longer had the right to claim them back.
The application is available in five languages: