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  • 1. Tallinn Card

    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...

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  • 2. Walls-Gates-Towers

    One of the things about Tallin is that it still has most of the medieval wall. Fat Margaret is part of the wall - it was built during the 16th century to impress those who arrived by sea. It is one of...

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  • 3. Tourist Info

    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...

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  • 4. Medieval Streets

    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...

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  • 5. Architectural Detail

    I have written elsewhere about the attractive old merchant houses that still line many of Tallinn’s old town streets. Another architectural feature that I enjoyed seeing was the incorporation and...

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  • 6. Internet

    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...

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  • 7. People

    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...

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  • 8. ATM/Money

    UPDATE: March 20, 2014: Horscheck has informed me that this tip is out of date and that the Euro is the currency now in use in Estonia!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...

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  • 9. Panoramas

    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...

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  • 10. Churches

    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...

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  • 11. History & Legend

    The pedicab driver told us a lot about the Soviet era memorials. But this monument is to the Estonian Rear-Admiral Johan Pitka is situated at the south east corner of Hirvepark. The bust of Admiral...

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  • 12. Town Hall Square

    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...

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  • 13. Upper &Lower

    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...

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  • 14. Museums & other Buildings

    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...

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  • 15. Soviet History & Cars

    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...

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  • 16. Drink

    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...

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  • 17. Kadriorg

    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...

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  • 18. Shopping

    The most unique little shop you really MUST visit is the DOLL SHOP in Raekoja plats 18, in the magnificent main square of the OLD TOWN Tallinn. All the toys and beautiful handmade dolls are unique and...

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  • 19. Toompea Hill

    Tallinn really is a “tale of two cities”. The lower part was medieval “working Tallinn”, where the city’s merchants lived and had their business premises. There...

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  • 20. Pikk jalg

    If you take the longer but easier route from the lower town to Toompea you will climb Pikk Jalg, the oldest street in Tallinn. This route to the top of the hill...

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  • 21. Tallinna Vanalinna Päevad - Tallinn Old Town Days

    We were very fortunate that our visit to Tallinn coincided with the annual festival known as Tallinna Vanalinna Päevad or Tallinn Old Town Days. This is a...

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  • 22. Medieval Days

    They really do enjoy their festivals in Tallinn – the year is one long succession of them it seems! When I was here in 2014 the “Old Town Days” event was in...

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  • 23. To Tallin on a cruise

    To Tallin on a cruiseI came to Tallin on a cruise in June 2014 and I had a great time there exploring this lovely town on my own as an easy walk from the ship.I...

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  • 24. TALLINN TOWN HALL - TALLINNA RAEKODA

    Dominating the Town Hall Square, is the Gothic TALLINN TOWN HALL - TALLINNA RAEKODA which is the oldest town hall in all of the Baltics.Located at Raekoja 1, in...

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  • 25. ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH - NIGULISTE KIRIK

    The 13th century ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH was once a medieval church dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of fishermen and sailors.Today it houses a branch...

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