Tallinn County Things to Do
Toompea Hill & Castle
Toompea Hill & Castle
Toompea Hill & Castle
Toompea Hill & Castle
Russian orthodox cathedral - Aleksander Nevsky cathedral
City walls & towers Tallinn County
During the reconstruction of the gate in the early 16th century, the cannon tower Fat Margaret was added. The round tower, with 155 loopholes, a diameter of 25 meters, and a height of about 20 meters,...
Russian orthodox cathedral - Aleksander Nevsky cathedral Tallinn County
Building a Russian Orthodox cathedtral on Toompea Hill, where once the Estonian kings ruled in their castle of the small Baltic country was also a demonstration of Czarist power in 19th century....
Architecture & monuments Tallinn County
This is a strange, very large and fascinating monument situated on the picturesque Pirita tee coast road about 2 miles or so out of the town centre. The accompanying pointy obelisk is clearly visible...
Old Town - Vanalinn Tallinn County
St. Catherine’s Passage is a landmark combining master craftsmen’s workshops with a medieval atmosphere. Residential buildings from the 15th to the 17th centuries stand along the sides of the southern...
Views & walks Tallinn County
To see a great panorama view over Tallinn county and the Gulf of Finland: go to Tallinn TV Tower. There's a cafe, restaurant and observation deck at the height of 170 metres. Sometimes in the evening...
Rocca al Mare - Open air museum, Zoo & Tivoli Tallinn County
It is a nice place, 72 old buildings, relaxing possibility near the seaside but if you don't have much time to spend in the city you may forget to see there. If you want to see, you may reach by...
Churches & Landmarks Tallinn County
the dome church also known as the cathedral of st.mary the virgin was originally built after the danish invasion of 1219. the original church was built out of wood. during the reformation the...
Kadriorg Palace & Park Tallinn County
Kadriorg Park is the most noteworthy park in country of Estonia.
It is intended to preserve the look of the natural landscape, meadows and forest groves and paths.
In 1722 soldiers planted 550...
Estonian parliament - Riigíkogu Tallinn County
the estonian parliament building is located on toompea hill across the street from aleksander nevsky cathedral. built in 1921 this interesting baroque building is home to estonia's government. not...
Katariina Käik - St Catherine's passage Tallinn County
st. catherine's passage is a narrow lane from alexander nevsky cathedral to lower tallinn. this narrow passage is the best way to walk back to old town square from toompea hill. it is a pretty good...
Toompea Hill & Castle Tallinn County
My main photo on this Tallinn page (overlooking the city) was taken from Toompea, it's the government area of Tallinn and is well worth the uphill walk of five minutes or so to get there -
Town Hall square - Raekoja Plats Tallinn County
The marketplace square in front of the Town Hall is the oldest part of the oldtown and was multi purpose in the old days as it was used for celebrations AND executions.
Present day the square is is...
Museums Tallinn County
You find 17 museum coupons, mainly of Tallinn, at kupongiraamat.ee/eng. So it is easy to decide where to go.
My favourite was the Mine Museum in an old gunpowder warehouse next to the Estonia ferry...
House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads Tallinn County
Built by the Brotherhood of Blackheads in 1399 The House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads is the only fully preserved Renaissance building in Tallinn.
The name of the Brotherhood came from their...
Viru gates Tallinn County
The Viru Gates were built in the 14th century(c1345)but the towers are all that are left.
Viru gate is one of the main entryways in the Town Wall and leads to the main shopping street of...
Town hall Tallinn County
the town hall is located in the center of old town on old town square (raekoda plats). originally built in the 13th century the building you see today was built between 1402-1404. for centuries the...
Town pharmacy - Raepteek Tallinn County
It was first mentioned in historical documents in 1422, but by some accounts, it may be older still. The town council-governed pharmacy sold many other goods besides medicine.
Dominiiklaste Klooster Tallinn County
Founded in 1246 the Dominican Monastery is the oldest cloister in downtown Tallinn and is a typical Catholic cloister.
Abandoned, a fire started in 1531 in the desecrated, empty church, leaving only...
Reviews from VirtualTourist Members
Black nights film festival is very popular and it bring various popular films to estonian screens. Its great possibility to see Baltic, Nordic and European films and see whats worth to watch.It tooks place usually in November-December in Tallinn, Taru and Viljandi
If you visit in December make sure you visit the Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square. Buying a strange felt hat for somebody as a Christmas present has to be good for a laugh. To get you in the mood sample such delights as hot wine, Estonian honey, and strange looking sausages.
Try Pear cider !
Scandinavians seem to like ice-cold cider made with pears. The two most common brands available in Estonia seem to be Koppaberg and A Le Coq Fizz.Why this hasn't caught on in the rest of Europe, I don't know why - they are an extremely refreshing alternative to Strongbrow et al.
Linnahall and good estonian beer
If it is warm summerday or evening, it´s funny to buy a six-pack Saku or A le qoc beer and climb to the roof of Linnahall. Linnahall is communist style building near harbour. It is not in a very good condition and its quite ugly, but interesting. There is nice views over sea and city, especially evenings when sun goes down. Statoil gasstation next to Linnahall sells beer and snacks.
You should really go to Tallinn around the beginning of July when there is the biggest beer festival in North Europe. The festival lasts around 4-5 days. The beer and ciders are cheap and GOOD. There are some performers, music too. And great festival food!
Sailing with Kippar
The wooden two-masted traditional gaff schooner “Iris” will take You on the tell-tale adventures on the picturesque islands of Estonia and Åland (Finland).Enjoy a touch from the past with tar-scented maritime experience!Be a pirate or a smuggler of the time!
Boat to finland
We got the boat over to Helsinki for the day. We caught the Silja line boat. It cost about £20 return. The boat was huge, had 4 different bars on it, but Finnish prices ( £4 a pint). The times are not very good on the boats going from Tallinn to Helsinki, they rather operate for the reverse. We had a few hours only in Helsinki, but that was enough, it was a right dump.The journey takes around 3 hours on the boat.
Held annually in July in the Tallinn Song Festival grounds, the beer festival is a great experience -- not just beer, but lots of food stalls, a fairground and live music.2004 it was held for 5 days, 7-11 July.Entrance fee for adults in 2004 was 125 EEK(approx 8 Euros).Opening times: 15-00 to 00-30
Estonian Song & Dance Festival
I was fortunate to be in Tallinn this year (2004) when the Estonian Song & Dance Festival was held -- it's held every 5 years.Thousands of folk singers and dancers, bedecked in national costume, flock to the festival grounds from all over Estonia for a celebration of the country's musical traditions.This year, 796 choirs and 51 orchestras performed during the 2 day festival.Should you be in Tallinn next time it's held you must visit -- a great opportunity to experience Estonian folklore.
Why they say Tallinn limps...
There is this saying that Tallinn is a city that limps :)The reason being that there are two streets that run almost parallel to eachother from Toompea down to the down town - from the Nevski cathedral to the Niguliste church near the town hall square. Anyways - the streets are called Long leg (Pikk jalg) and Short leg (lühike jalg). The whole area is filled with nice little cafes, mystical back yards, strange gates and looks increadably mysterious during the night.
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