Stable - Coach House


The stable - coach house now houses the Visitor Information Centre for Lahemaa National Park.

Livestock barns had been built on the same spot in Palmse already in mid-18th century. In the second half of the century, they were remodelled and expanded repeatedly, which gave rise to the traditional ‘fortress type’ group of barns, i.e. the barns encircled the central courtyard.

Among the manors’ most important outbuildings were horse stables and coach houses – every manor had them. As the stable - coach house lies parallel to the storehouse and forms an important part in the general housing design, it has been given a similar arcaded façade as the storehouse.

The present stable - coach house was built in several stages: the south-eastern stone walls of the cattle yard built in the same spot in 1779–1781 were partly incorporated into the new building; the stable - coach house got its present shape during the reconstruction done by Carl Magnus von der Pahlen in the beginning of the 1820s. In the manor’s heyday, the stable had 36 roadsters.

By the beginning of the 1970s, the stable and barn complex was completely destroyed. The building was restored by Lahemaa National Park in 1977.