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  • My Tallinn Card (November 2003)
    My Tallinn Card (November 2003)
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  • Street scenes
    Street scenes
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  • Tallinn Card

    Tallinn Favorites

    If you will be in Tallinn for 24 hours or longer and wish to see as much as possible while there, consider a Tallinn Card. The card is available at Tourist Information Centers, but also at the airport, hotels, travel agencies, etc. The card can be purchased for periods of 6 hrs. up to 72 hrs for a very reasonable price (check the website for...

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  • Tourist Info

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    Here are links for the two official tourist information offices in Tallinn (As of April 2012). Tourist Information Office in the Old Town and Tourist Information Office in Viru Keskus in the Main Centre Tallinn Tourism website

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  • Soviet History & Cars

    Tallinn Favorites

    These days Estonians prefer BMWs and Mercedes, but it's still a good place to discover the unusual and hidden world of Soviet and East European cars. Some are so well loved that they are kept in pristine, almost new, condition, despite their age, like this shiny, waxed green Zaporozhets ZAZ-968 in the photo. The Zaporozhets was the most popular...

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  • Medieval Streets

    Tallinn Favorites

    Tallinn old town makes an impression as medieval city. Firstly, it is because its castle, defensive towers and walls around. Secondly, it is because some buildings left almost unchanged from medieval times. Third - all that planning of streets (they are narrow, labyrinth plan) and cobbled. Maybe the best example of medieval architecture is town...

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  • Internet

    Tallinn Favorites

    You can get information while in Tallinn from the tourist info as well to collect information on-line in advance. Tallinn city has a nice official web site, there is general information about the city and also including lots information for visitors. The site is available also in English & Russian Links: Tallinn Official Direct link to the...

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  • Architectural Detail

    Tallinn Favorites

    The thing, that I have seen almost from first moment when I entered Tallinn's old town was nicely decorated and colorful doors. Almost in every street it is possible to see such doors with different wooden carvings and intensive colors. It could be possible to make a photo gallery just of old town doors.

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  • Panoramas

    Tallinn Favorites

    We spotted this sign at the airport next to the baggage roundabouts. It is actually an advertisement for a nearby shopping centre but the description of Tallinn and its surroundings is rather funny... Photos 2-4 have some enlargements of the big picture so you can read and see details better. Some famous buildings - Olai church (or is it the...

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  • Walls-Gates-Towers

    Tallinn Favorites

    In the past the Old Town (Vanalinn) of Tallinn was surrounded by a 4 km picturesque but strong medieval wall with more than 40 turrets. Nowadays about 2.5 km of the wall and 26 turrets are still existing. Some of the turrets can be visited and house museums or cafes.

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  • Drink

    Tallinn Favorites

    Tallinn has many smaller and a couple of larger parks. On sunny days, it is a common sight to see people sitting on the grass to relax or chat. Some of them are drinking beer, but unfortunately that is not allowed. Police might not be as strict as in Riga, for example, but to avoid an unnecessary unpleasant experience, enjoy your beer or wine in a...

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  • ATM/Money

    Tallinn Favorites

    UPDATE: March 20, 2014: Horscheck has informed me that this tip is out of date and that the Euro is the currency now in use in Estonia! The Euro was adopted by Estonia in 2011. At the time of our visit the following information was correct but it is no longer the case: (2005) When you visit Scandinavia and the Baltic, you will find that you may...

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  • Churches

    Tallinn Favorites

    Old Town Tallinn is one of the best retained medieval towns in Europe. All the most important state and church buildings from the Middle Ages have been preserved in their basic original form, as well as many citizens’ and merchants’ residences, along with barns and warehouses from the medieval period. Further information about the history of Old...

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  • Museums & other Buildings

    Tallinn Favorites

    under construction he Estonian Parliament is housed in the Toompea Castle.It is one of Estonia’s oldest and grandest architectural groupings. Built in the 13th to the 14th centuries, the castle is situated on the steep limestone coast, 50 meters above sea level. It is one of the most potent symbols of reigning power, conquered over the centuries...

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  • History & Legend

    Tallinn Favorites

    The mascot of Tallinn is Vaana Toomas, or old Thomas. The ledgend is that he was a young poor boy who wanted sneaked in on an anual competition between knits. It was a shooting competition held every may in the Parrot's garden. he competitors had to shoot down the wooden parrot placed on top of a high pole. The little boy shot the parrot down,...

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  • People

    Tallinn Favorites

    While not the most outgoing people in the world, the people of Tallinn are very friendly and kind. Also, most of the local people that I met spoke pretty good English. This is especially true of the young people because English is a mandatory subject in the schools.

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  • Upper &Lower

    Tallinn Favorites

    Toompea is the hill citadel in the middle of Tallinn, and a great place to explore. Sadly no-one seems to go up there at night, so its lovely to wander around in the moonlight, but not the place to go to eat. We did visit one restaurant one evening, and although the food was delicious the restaurant was more or less empty - which does put a...

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  • Kadriorg

    Tallinn Favorites

    Hats are a necessity not a fashion statement and muffle sound already muted by the thick ground cover of snow. A sudden avalanche of noise penetrates the stillness as snow and icicles crash onto the street, don’t cross the tape or markers put out on the pavement to help people avoid being hit. Making your way up icy streets to Toompea feels as...

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