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Otepää Town Hall
Otepää Town Hall
Flag of Otepää
Coat of arms of Otepää
Coat of arms
Otepää is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°03′26″N 26°29′54″E / 58.05722°N 26.49833°E / 58.05722; 26.49833
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Valgamaa lipp.svg Valga County
Municipality Flag of Otepää Parish.svg Otepää Parish
Population (2017)
 • Total 3,935
 • Rank 30th
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.otepaa.ee

Otepää (formerly Nuustaku) is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it is the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Otepää is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the "winter capital" of Estonia (in contrast to the "summer capital" Pärnu). During the 2005–2006 season it became the site for FIS Cross-Country World Cup events.

Otepää borough gained its town rights on 1 April 1936.

The earliest surviving firearm in Europe has been found in the ancient castle of Otepää and it dates to at least 1396.[1]


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Coordinates: 58°03′N 26°30′E / 58.050°N 26.500°E / 58.050; 26.500