The many stately manors which to this day dot the landscape of estates, were first built when the manorial economy arose at the beginning of modern times (approx. 1550). Most of the manor-houses are to be found on the Baltic Sea coast - due to the good ground and the beautiful hilly countryside.
Please remember that nearly all estates and manor-houses are in private hands and are lived in. If you intend to take a closer look at an estate, you should announce your visit in advance.