The earliest records of Kuressaare is a document written in 1381 that mentions that the town housed the fortified residency of a local Catholic bishop and that it was the main center for the islands of western Estonia. Kuressaare was previously known as Arensburg, and it received city status in 1563. Currently, the town has a population of around 15,000.
Get in 
By plane 
- Kuressaare Airport  (IATA: URE, ICAO: EEKE) is situated 3 km from the town of Kuressaare and offers regular flights to Ruhnu island, Stockholm and Tallinn.
By bus 
Several buses run daily between Kuressaare and Tallinn's main bus station. The trip takes 4 hours and traverses the strait between the mainland and the islands by means of a 30-minute ferry. 
Get around 
- Tourist Information Centre, Tallinna 2. E-mail: email@example.com, tel +372 45 33 766, +372 453 31 20, fax +372 453 31 20.
- Kuressaare Castle. The fortress is well preserved and located in the city center.
- Health spas. The city has a large number of spas.
- Restaurant Everest 
- Restaurant La Perla , Italian restaurant
- Cafe Kessu 
- Diner Reheköök 
- Arensburg Boutique Hotel & Spa 
- Georg Ots Spa 
- Grand Rose Spa 
- Johan Spa 
- Linnahotell 
- Saaremaa Spa Hotels: Meri, Ruutli & Saaremaa Valss 
Go next 
- Pärnu, the summer capital of Estonia.