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Vaimõisa manor
Vaimõisa manor
Country  Estonia
County Rapla County
Parish Märjamaa Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vaimõisa (German: Waddemois) is a village in Märjamaa Parish, Rapla County in western Estonia.

Vaimõisa manor[edit]

Vaimõisa estate has existed since at least 1494,[1] but the first manor was probably destroyed during the Livonian War.[2] This first estate was established by a bailiff serving the Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek.[2] Throughout history, the estate has belonged to several Baltic German families, including Farensbach, von Flemming, von Nascakin, von Wetter-Rosenthal, von Baranoff and von Wilcken.[1] Among the more illustrious owners, Gustave Rosenthal (soldier in the American Revolution) and general H. Rautsmann (teacher to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim) can be mentioned.[3]

Construction of the presently visible main building started in 1792 and finished in 1818. It is a comparatively well-preserved manor, with interior details such as original doors, stucco decoration, fireplaces and parquet floors surviving to this day.[2]

Apart from the main building, the manor park and some annexes, including a Gothic Revival smithy, remain.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Vaimõisa Manor". Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vaimõisa manor: buildings". Vaimõisa Mõis. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vaimõisa Manor". Estonian Manors. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 58°59′N 24°28′E / 58.983°N 24.467°E / 58.983; 24.467