Tallinn Local Customs

  • Old Town Days festival in Tallinn
    Old Town Days festival in Tallinn
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  • Old Town Days festival in Tallinn
    Old Town Days festival in Tallinn
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  • Lionel Shriver at HeadRead, Tallinn
    Lionel Shriver at HeadRead, Tallinn
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  • 1. Alcohol

    Estonian beer proved to be really good, even from the point of taste of a spoilt German tongue. I learned that the Purity Law we Germans are so proud of (beer may contain hop, malt, water and yeast,...

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  • 2. Food & Drink

    Estonian Food My Estonian girlfriend doesn't like spicy food, not even food with garlic or onion. This is just the way Estonians take there food: plain, but hearty. Typical dishes involve lots of...

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  • 3. Festivals

    Our trip to Tallinn coincided with the Old Town Days festival, one of the city's most popular events, held annually on the last week of May. For visitors and locals this means free entertainment in...

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  • 4. Signs & Flags

    I know that run the risk of provoking the ire of all patriotic Estonians, but despite its noble history and powerful symbolism, I think that the Estonian flag is a strong contender for the dullest...

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  • 5. Language

    Estonian is one of the smallest languages in Europe, with only around a million speakers. It isn't even dominant within its own borders, with a large minority of ethnic Russians who often don't, or...

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  • 6. Traffic/Police

    I was hugely impressed (and not a little amused) by the gentlemen who were in charge of organising traffic when the lights failed, or when there were roadworks (and there is an awful lot of building...

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  • 7. Kroon

    Beneath that conventional reserved exterior, Estonia quietly marches to its own drummer, and has a particular talent for putting its own quietly unique spin on things. Even in their (now former)...

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  • 8. Tallinn Card

    This is the cheapest way to see the city if you plan to visit a few museums and landmarks. Depending on the type of card you purchase you will also be able to jump on a city sightseeing tour, use...

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  • 9. CATS' WELL

    Located at the fork of the streets Rataskaevu Plats and Dunkri in old town, is the CATS' WELL.Once it was one of the main sources of water for Tallinn...

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  • 10. Dragon Gallery by Jacques Rosenbaum

    Dragon Gallery at pikk 18 is a very interesting art gallery located in a glorious art-nouveau building, and mostly displaying art by local artists. Check out...

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  • 11. Vana Tallinn

    Be sure that you taste this sweet liquor in the restaurant or bar before you leave, it is excellent as it is with ice but you can also add it to your coffee....

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  • 12. Stone ?pigeons

    I liked these. At first I thought they were a specific sculpture, but then I saw them in various other places and realised they were just a rather attractive...

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  • 13. Have to take a number at the post office

    I found a post office (Eesti Post) in a complex across the street from the Sokos Hotel Viru (largest hotel in the city). All I needed to do was mail a few post...

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  • 14. WiFi

    As a lot of people know in Estonia and Tallinn it's very popular internet. So places of Wifi are really everywhere... all the petrol station, a lot of bars,...

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  • 15. Some local habbits

    Tallinn is a very clean city! (I think I´ve never seen a cleaner city!) It very hard to spot any rubbish in the streets. Even fag ends are not to find. There...

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  • 16. Special toilets

    looks like there is a trend to make the toilets look special in Tallin! Here are some pictures from Olde Hansa and Scotland Yard, with toilets that fit the...

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  • 17. Fortune cookies?

    One old Estonian tradition is to melt tin in a spoon and then pour it into cold water. The metal immediately goes hard again, leaving a chunk of tin in the...

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  • 18. Live music in Old Town

    When I was visiting Tallinn, they were setting up for a live music performance in Old Town. Unfortunately, I did not see the actual performance.

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  • 19. Estonian waitress in traditional dress

    The friendly waitress at Kuldse Nolsa Korts let me take this photo of her wearing traditional Estonian dress.

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