Laulasmaa

 

 

Laulasmaa is a village in Lääne-Harju parish, Harju county in northwestern Estonia. It is located about 29 km west of the capital Tallinn, west of Keila-Joa, north of Kloogaranna, at Lahepere Bay (part of the Gulf of Finland). The population of Laulasmaa was 309 (January 1, 2004).

The village was first mentioned under Swedish rule (Laulasmaa). Borders of Laulasmaa with Lohusalu, Keila-Joa and Kloogarand.

People started spending their summer in Laulasmaa in the 1930s, but the first summer cottages were built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Laulasmaa is the home of the composer Arvo Pärt and the location of the Arvo Pärt center.

 

Destinations

The beach with a sandy seabed is the biggest attraction of the village.

Tallinn golf club niitvälja, Niitvälja küla, Keila vald (north of Laulasmaa). The first 18-hole golf course in Estonia and the whole Baltic region. Experienced players consider it to be one of the best courses in Northern Europe.

 

History

Until 1890, Laulasmaa parish existed, which became part of Keila parish. Even after the rebuilding of the rural municipalities, Laulasmaa was part of the Keila rural municipality in 1992–2017.

According to the 2011 census, 627 people lived in the village. Of these, 582 (92.8%) were Estonians. In 2000, the population was 280 people.

Laulasmaa Spa is located in Laulasmaa and opened on 7 August 2003. It was formerly a trade union rest house built in the 1950s. At the same time, the complex was called Laulasmaa Learning and Recreation Center.

Laulasmaa has been known as a summer resort since the 1930s. The cottages were built there at the beginning of the 20th century.

On the sandy beach of Lahepere Bay, the water is slowly getting deep.

The grassland is surrounded by a helikula (built in the 1950s and 1960s), which consists of cottages for composers and other cultural figures. The cottages are located on the sandy shore near Lahepere Bay, where picturesque pine forests grow. There are no fences or gardens around the cottages. There is a summer house in Heliküle, for example, Jaan Räätsal and Ralph Parvel with Lilly Promet. The cottage, owned by Heino Kaljuste, was adapted by Tõnu Kaljuste for year-round use.

The Laulasmaa-Lohusalu road and the Tallinn-Rannamõisa-Kloogaranna road pass through the singing lands.

There are also cottages on the Laulasmaa-Lohusalu road, away from Lohusalu Bay. There is an abandoned sand pit and a former shooting range, where a young pine tree now grows. Pine reed grows in the Lohusalu Bay area. There is an excellent unofficial beach where Lohusalu Bay turns. The relief from Lohusalu Bay to the Tallinn-Rannamõisa-Kloogaranna road rises rapidly to 44 meters.

On the Tallinn-Rannamõisa-Kloogaranna road, there is a 35 m high Laulasmaa day mark by the sea.