DESTINATION: ONION ROUTE – THE SHORES OF LAKE PEIPSI
Onion route – traditional onion growing villages along the coast of Lake Peipsi
The Onion Route (Sibulatee in Estonian) is a destination on the shores of Lake Peipsi, the largest lake in Estonia and a trans-border lake of the European Union. It is well known for its cultural diversity. Estonian and Russian communities with their different cultures live side by side here and these include Estonian traditional farming culture, Baltic-German manor culture and Russian Old Believers (orthodox Christian) culture. Russian Old Believers grew and continue to grow the Peipsi Onion. The Onion Route got its name from the local tradition of onion growing.