Pähni Nature Centre

Pähni Nature Centre is the centre of RMK Haanja–Karula Recreation Area. The forest opens its wisdom and riches to those who come with an open mind and serious interest. In Pähni visitors can spend useful hours in the Nature Centre, recreation facilities and study trails either with a tour guide, on their own, or a combination of the two. We offer several prepared study and interest programmes, and also premises for organising independent nature studies.
PhoneTaavi Tatsi, Head of Nature Centre
+372 5691 0529
E-mailpahni.looduskeskus@rmk.ee
Opening hours1 September to 14 June Wed to Fri, 11.00-16.00
15 June to 30 August, Mon to Sun   11.00-18.00
Type of objectNature Centre
Parking facilitiesParking area at the Nature Centre.
Amenities
  • Free campaign programmes for schools and kindergartens in winter, spring and autumn;
  • Paid nature education programmes;
  • Information materials and information on Haanja–Karula Recreation Area and other RMK recreation areas;
  • Camping in tents for max 50 people;
  • Possible to have a picnic and make campfire;
  • Forest and nature events;
  • Possible to rent the hall for nature events; max 3 hours, 13 EUR per hour.
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Wheelchair accessibility yes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe Nature Centre is in Haanja–Karula Recreation Area. In Pähni visitors can spend useful hours in the Nature Centre, recreation facilities and study trails either with a tour guide, on their own, or the combination of the two.
Winter accessibilityOpen all year round
LocationPähni village, Varstu municipality, 66116 Võru County.
Driving directionsOn Võru–Valga road (Road no. 67), 30 km from Võru, turn left at the Matsi junction (when coming from Valga, turn right at 50 km from Valga, follow the sign “RMK Pähni looduskeskus 6”). Drive 6 km to Pähni village. Pähni Nature Centre is the first building to the left of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.631338
longitude: 26.770285
L-EST 97 x: 6391091 y: 665464