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A train in Riisipere railway station
A train in Riisipere railway station
Riisipere is located in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°07′14″N 24°18′33″E / 59.12056°N 24.30917°E / 59.12056; 24.30917Coordinates: 59°07′14″N 24°18′33″E / 59.12056°N 24.30917°E / 59.12056; 24.30917
Country Estonia
County Harju County
Parish Nissi Parish
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,051
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Riisipere (German: Riesenberg) is a small borough (alevik) in the county of Harju, Estonia,[1] and is the Nissi Parish administrative center. Located on the Ääsmäe-Haapsalu road, its distance from Tallinn is 45 km, from Haapsalu 50 km, Märjamaa 30 km, Rapla 40 km.

The town[edit]

Riisipere railway station, the terminus of the Elron Tallinn-Keila-Riisipere line, has been electrified since 1981. Originally the railway continued to Haapsalu, but the Riisipere-Haapsalu section was taken up in 2004.

Apart from the manor, Nissi Church is the main place of interest.[2] The church was built in 1873 and designed by St. Petersburg architect David Grimm.[3]

The composer Raimond Valgre was born in Riispere in 1913.[4]

Riisipere manor[edit]

Riisipere manor (German: Neu-Riesenberg) traces its origins as an estate to 1394. It has been owned by various well-known Baltic German families over the centuries. The present building was erected in 1818-1821 during the ownership of Peter von Stackelberg. The grandiose building is one of the finest examples in Estonia of Neoclassical manor house architecture. The front façade is dominated by a six-column portico with a trunctated ornamental gable and two three-storeyed side projections. The interior displays an enfilade of representative premises, including a cupola hall, unique in Estonia, and a richly decorated hypostyle "white hall", abundant with details in stucco. The manor is set in a park with an artificial lake.[5][6]


Riisipere manor house 
Nissi church 
Riisipere train station building 
Water tower in railway station 


  1. ^ Riisipere www.efqy.com
  2. ^ "904 Nissi kirik, 1873.a. Mälestised", Kultuurmälestiste (in Estonian), retrieved Dec 2013  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Church of Blessed Virgin Mary in Nissi on Visit Estonia". Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raimond Valgre Elulugu", www.miksike.ee (in Estonian) 
  5. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. pp. 36–37. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  6. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. p. 54. ISBN 9949-407-18-4. 

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