Tellingumäe observation tower

Tellingumäe observation tower offers a wonderful view of the winding River Mustjõgi gorges. Nearby, the Mustjõgi River joins the Koiva River (Gauja), which is the Estonian-Latvian border river for 22 kilometers. In 2023, instead of the old Tellingumäe wooden tower, a new observation tower with a metal structure was completed, with a height of 5 m more than the previous one. The upper viewing platform is 25 meters above the ground. The absolute height of the top of the tower above sea level is 121 meters.
Phone+372 501 9564
Type of objectObservation Tower
Parking facilitiesParking at Cycling trails campfire site 
AmenitiesA 29-meter-high observation tower with a metal structure.
Outdoor fireplace Tellingumäe campfire site is located near the tower
Hiking options At the foot of the Tellingumägi hill, you can go to the indicated Koiva cycling trail (20 km) or Koiva cultural heritage walking trail (2 km) around the hill.
SightsA view of the landscape of the outskirts of the two countries, the highlands of Karula, Haanja and Kornet, the gorges of Koiva and Mustjõgi and the sprawling forest massifs.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
LocationTsirgumäe village, Valga municipality, Valga County. Object no 5 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Võru–Valga road (Road no. 67), 53 km from Võru, about 1.5 km after Hargla, turn left (follow the sign “Taheva Sanatoorium”), drive 1.4 km and turn left again. After 1 km drive off the asphalt road onto a narrow gravel road (follow the sign “Tellingumäe vaatetorn”) and after about 1 km you’ll arrive at Tellingumäe campfire site. From the campfire site walk 250 m to Tellingumäe observation tower.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.597604
longitude: 26.328149
L-EST 97 x: 6386332 y: 639197