The development of the Lodjakoda theme park and the construction of a new Barge have been supported by EAS.
Project summary: The project helps to launch the Barge Center as a year-round theme park offering participatory experiences for the whole family, which is not found elsewhere in the Baltics. The Lodjakoda introduces a unique type of ship in the world, the Peipsi barge, and other historical inland water vessels, shows the real work of local craftsmen in real ship building, including the valorization of local renewable natural resources - wood. It also introduces real tools and heritage technologies, inland waterways history, natural and cultural heritage.
Project goal and result: As a result of the project, the Barge center will operate as a year-round internationally known theme park, where the demonstration of the two-masted barge construction process is central. The exhibition and indoor and outdoor attractions for both children and adults have also been supplemented with Estonian inland water shipping history and heritage technologies. The new Barge centers visitors are primarily individual visitors and families with tickets, but also student groups and corporate clients and conference tourists from Estonia and foreign countries. The concept of the Lodjakoda theme park is unique in the Baltic States and the Emajõe-Peipsi barge being built at the Lodjakoda is unique in the world, a type of ship only characteristic of the Estonian Great Lakes.
Funder: European Regional Development Fund
EAS Tourism Sector Revitalization Program (2014-2020.15.3.1)
Support amount: 178 080.21 eur
Project start and end: 01.03.2022 - 31.10.2023
Funded under the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic