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Kärstna manor
Kärstna manor
Kärstna is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°08′38″N 25°48′15″E / 58.14389°N 25.80417°E / 58.14389; 25.80417Coordinates: 58°08′38″N 25°48′15″E / 58.14389°N 25.80417°E / 58.14389; 25.80417
Country Estonia
County Viljandi County
Municipality Tarvastu Parish

Kärstna is a village in Tarvastu Parish, Viljandi County, Estonia.

Kärstna manor[edit]

Interior of Kärstna manor

Kärstna (German: Kerstenshof) manor traces its history back to 1678, when the estate was founded. Subsequently, it belonged to various Baltic German families from the local upper-class. In 1740, it became the property of the Anrep family and stayed in their hands for much of its later history. It thus was the property of explorer Reinhold von Anrep-Elmpt, his father Russian general Joseph Carl von Anrep, and his father, Reinhold von Arnep, also a general. A monument commemorating the latter, who died in the Battle of Mohrungen during the War of the Fourth Coalition, is located near the manor house. The manor house was built in the mid-18th century and rebuilt in the early 20th centuury, but was destroyed in a fire soon after. The building received its present appearance during the subsequent rebuilding, led by Riga-based architect Otto Wildau. A park was laid out for the house in 1904, designed by Walter von Engelhardt, also from Riga.[1]

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  1. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 285. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 

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