Tallinn Things to Do

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  • 1. Old Town

    Vanalinn, or Old Town, in Tallinn is a charming jumble of cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, a castle and some impressive buildings and churches all encapsulated in an area not far from the shores of...

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  • 2. Oleviste-St.Olav's

    Oleviste Kirik, ("St. Olaf's Church") is one of the several notable churches in Old Town Tallinn. The church was built in the 13th century, and rebuilt in the 15th century. It's spire or tower of 400...

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  • 3. Toompea

    The Danish King's Garden is an open, garden-like area at the Toompea Hill. It is hidden behind remains of the old Tallinn City Wall and two of the defensive towers; Neitsitorn (the Virgin's Tower) and...

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  • 4. Defensive Walls

    The first Tallinn City Wall was ordered to be constructed by Danish Queen Margrethe in the middle of the 13th century, but the old Margrethe's Wall doesn't exists anymore. Instead a new and better...

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  • 5. Kadriorg

    A short distance outside the city centre is Kadriorg Park, the former palace gardens of Peter the Great. These parks form an immaculately kept formal gardens, containing a number of impressive...

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  • 6. KGB Headquarters

    On the face of it, there is little to distinguish the house at Pagari 1 from its neighbours, until closer inspection confirms that the cellar windows have been bricked up. But in its time, this...

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  • 7. Alex Nevsky

    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral This huge church with its onion domes built in 1900 is under renovation ....spoiled our view but probably much needed. Even so it's beauty shined through .We are excited so...

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  • 8. Gates

    Tallinn's eastern gate is called Suur-Kloostri (Great Abbey) and can be climbed for some great views of the city, especially the upper town. The views would be even better if the windows in the towers...

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  • 9. Fat Margaret

    An unusual, but friendly looking building, Fat Margaret Tower or Paks Margareeta, was actually built to bolster the fortifications of Tallinn which were thought to be too exposed and vulnerable. Built...

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  • 10. Raekoja Plats

    Like most very old towns in Europe, Tallinn has a Town Hall Square, and it is the heart of Old Town and has been for 800 years. Tallinn's town square known as Raekoja Plats, is expansive and vibrant,...

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  • 11. Three Sisters

    Now a whizzy hotel, these three 15-th century merchants' houses have long been famous. They are called the 'three sisters' because each is slightly smaller than its neighbour. There are loading...

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  • 12. Town Hall

    There has been a Town Hall and a Town Hall Square here in the centre of the old town district since the middle of the 14th century. In the past, the square was used as a marketplace and a gathering...

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  • 13. Blackheads

    The most photographed door in Tallinn is a 1640 bright red, green and gold door which is located at Pikk 26; it’s the door belonging to the historic home of the Brotherhood of Black Heads. But who...

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  • 14. St. Catherine's Passage

    ...is a beautiful passage between two main streets of the old town. It is partly roofed an bordered at its northern side by the remains of the dominican monastery, giving it a medieval feeling. The...

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  • 15. Kiek in the Kok

    This imposing medieval tower built in 1475 houses the Kiek in die Kok museum; truly a must-see when visiting Tallinn. The museum takes you through various conflicts Tallinn has endured, giving an...

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  • 16. Dome Church

    What everyone refers as the Dome Church is in fact a Lutheran Church whose real name is Cathedral of Sant Mary the Virgin. The building as we see it today is a white construction made of stone, but...

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  • 17. Estonian Open air Museum - Vabaohumuuseum

    This is an open air museum with houses and other things from all of Estonia. This place was founded in 22 May 1957 and the first visitor who entered it was on 29th August 1964. The Estonian had looked...

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  • 18. Niguliste Church - St Nicholas

    Within sight of an Old Town Tourist Information office, we could see the spire of "Niguliste Kirik" or St. Nicholas Church/Museum." We walked around the base of the church but decided not to pay the...

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  • 19. Lower Town

    Despite being the poorer cousin of Tallinn's Old Town, the Lower Town is rich in architecture and activity. This is the life and soul of the old town, the place where people shop, eat, drink and...

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  • 20. Museum of Occupation

    The Museum of Occupation is a wonderful tomb like building, fronted by a giant monolithic granite door that opens automatically when you approach it. Inside you'll find a small but interesting...

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  • 21. Christmas Market

    Let's face it, Christmas is a time to suspend your inhibitions and your good taste and seasonally embrace your 'inner kitsch'. And there are few places better to do this than the Christmas Market in...

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  • 22. City Museum

    City Museum Vene 17 We enjoyed this little Museum .It is housed in an old building dating back to 1394....the age of these places is amazing , especially considering how much was destroyed during WW...

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  • 23. Toomkirik

    The Toomkirik is Tallinn's main Lutheran church. It sits on top of Toompea, just like the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, but is much more subdued. The contrast of plain white walls, and simple...

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  • 24. Holy Spirit Church

    Church of the Holy Spirit After lunch we head to this ancient medieval church built in a 14th century style .the cost to enter was 1 euro. We marvelled at the ancient style and old paintings of Bible...

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  • 25. Tours & Tallin Card

    On a very cold November Sunday morning, I joined this combined bus and walking tour of the city. I found the tour very useful even if I lost the group at the end of the tour but didn't miss anything...

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