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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. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Walls-Gates-Towers

    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...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Architectural Detail

    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...

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    UPDATE: March 20, 2014: Horscheck has informed me that this tip is out of date and that the Euro is the currency now in use in Estonia!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

    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...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. History & Legend

    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...

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  • 16. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. THE THREE SISTERS

    Riga has the Three Brothers and Tallinn has THE THREE SISTERS. These three former merchant houses were built in 1362. These charming buildings, located at the...

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  • 24. OLDE HANSA

    LOWER TOWN - ALL-LINNWe did not eat here, but I must highlight OLDE HANSA as it is one of Tallinn's most popular restaurants. Located right in the heart of Old...

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  • 25. DRAGON GALLERY - DRAAKONI

    LOWER TOWN - ALL-LINNLocated at Pikk 18, the DRAGON GALLERY - DRAAKONI primarily shows work by young Estonian artists. The Gallery, founded in 1983 is located...

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