Vihula Manor is located in North Estonia, on the coast of the Baltic sea, just 90 km from the Estonian capital, Tallinn – an hour’s scenic drive through picturesque countryside and ancient forests. This charming estate is idyllically situated in the north-eastern corner of the beautiful Lahemaa National Park, with sandy beaches, mossy pine forests, majestic wetlands, ancient fishermen’s villages and centuries-old manors.
Vihula Manor represents more than 800 exciting years of history. The Danish knight Odvard von Lode accompanied King Canute VI of Denmark in his crusade against the pagan Estonians at the end of the 12th century. Most probably Odvard von Lode was rewarded the area around Vihula and established the first manor there at that time. The earliest written source referring to Vihula manor complex dates back to 1501 and places the ownership in the hands of the successor of the bold Danish knight, Baron Hans von Lode.
During the 16th century, the German noble families Wekebrod and von Helffreich became the owners of the manor complex. At the beginning of the 19th century, the economic situation of the owners was very difficult and the manor was sold at an auction. In 1810, Alexander von Schubert became the new owner.
Alexander von Schubert moved into manor with his three children and wife Agatha and during his time most of the buildings were built. Manor was an heritage to his oldest son Alexander Berend von Schubert who finished the complex and added the wonderful park, driveway with white stone piles, coffee house and Villa Alexandria.