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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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  • Internet

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    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

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    As I walked around the oldest parts of Tallinn, both the lower and upper towns, I was struck by the large number of beautiful wooden doors on the old buildings. They reminded me vividly of another city on the other side of the world, Cuenca in Ecuador, where I had also been impressed by the colours and patterns on many of the doors. Here in...

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  • Walls-Gates-Towers

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    With nearly 2 kms of its original city walls still standing, Tallinn has one of the best preserved medieval fortifications. Tallinn originally had a length of 2.35 kms and was comprised of 46 wall and gate towers. Large sections of it still stand today, including 26 defensive towers. Ancient city walls can be seen best along the narrow Muurivahe...

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  • Panoramas

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    On my last evening in Tallinn I decided I would like to get some more night photos, so I took my camera with me when I went to meet up with the rest of the group for dinner, and when the party broke up a little before 11.00 PM announced my intention of climbing Toompea for some final shots. But in planning for night photography I had forgotten...

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  • Medieval Streets

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    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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  • People

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    I spent most of my time in Tallinn in the Old Town and the one need it didn't fulfil was the sense of local people going about their everyday lives. Late on Sunday afternoon after several hot hours on the HoHo bus, I headed for Tamsaare Park looking for a shady spot to sit in and a chance to recharge my batteries. I passed through this little park...

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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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  • ATM/Money

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    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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  • Town Hall Square

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    The center of Old Town TOWN HALL SQUARE - RAEKOJA PLATS is the very heart of Tallinn. Dominating the square is the late Gothic Tallinn Town Hall, surrounded by elaborate merchant houses, shops and restaurants, like Vana Toomas at Raekoja Plats 8. The square is the venue for small festivals, concerts and markets. Actually while we were there, a...

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  • Museums & other Buildings

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    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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  • Churches

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    LOWER TOWN - ALL- LINN The Lutheran CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST - PUHA VAIMU is located in Old Town. Building of the Medieval Church probably started some time during the first half of the 13th century. The Church has a plain white exterior with crow-stepped gables, an octagonal tower and a few but rather large Gothic windows. The stained glass...

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  • History & Legend

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    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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  • Upper &Lower

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    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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  • Drink

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    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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  • Soviet History & Cars

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    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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  • Kadriorg

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    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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