Tallinn County General

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Tallinn County General

  • Not just the old town

    If you spend all your visit in the old town, you havent been to tallinn yet. the old town is indeed the heart of tallinn, but the brain and the limbs are worth to visit as well. Do walk out the old town and go east to the coast to watch the sun set (see my other tips in off beaten path), you will pass along some up-scale and not so up-scale...

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  • Tallinn Airport free magazine

    If you are arriving via Tallinn airport, pick up a copy of the free Tallinn Airport magazine in English language.Features plenty of up-to-date information on events in the city etc plus loads of interesting articles.

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  • Tallin This Week free magazine

    For the most up-to-date listings in English/Finnish, make sure you pick up the 'Tallinn This Week' magazine from your hotel or the tourist information centre (in Vabaduse väljak or 'Freedom Square').Alos available on-line, but with less information: http://www.ttw.ee/"Tallinn This Week (TTW) is Tallinn’s city guide directed to English- and...

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  • The Tallin Card

    The Tallin City Tourist Board offers it's credit card-style Tallin Card to visitors. The card can run from 6 hours to 72 hours with prices as follows:6h - 130 EEK24h - 350 EEK48h - 400 EEK72h - 450 EEK(Under 14s are half-price in all cases)This is very good value. With the Tallin Card you get free public transport (buses, trolley buses and trams),...

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  • Wrap Up Warm

    I don't know if it was unusually cold this January, but I wasn't expecting temperatures of -20C even in Tallinn. This kind of cold is bearable if you wrap up warm, and use a scarf like me in this picture.

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  • The Old Tallinn

    Nearly two thirds of Tallinn’s Medieval Residential Houses have been preserved with more or less rebuilding. The best preserved examples are the Matkamaja (Raekoja plats 18) the Tallinn City Theatre (Linnateatri) building (Lai 23) and the building at Vana turg 6, Kuninga 1, Pikk 71 Lai 29, Lai 40. Vene 17 and 23, Ruutli 12 and Suur-Karja 8. I was...

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  • Scars of the soviet era

    Although the massive renovation and rebuilding is going, there's still a lot of soviet scras visible.Go and see other sides of tallinn too, everything is not so great yet.

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  • Dancing Performance for Product...

    This beautiful young girls and boys, dancing Performance for beer product Advertisement.free drink beer and with dancing at that time!

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  • No signs

    If you are looking for a pub or a hotel or whatever in the old town you will not find it without a street map and address as nothing has a sign outside. You could walk up and down a street all day and be totally unaware your passing bars or hotels etc.Theres a tourist info centre in the town full of free maps etc by the way.

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  • Stoney people

    The people are very sombre to say the least, you never see them smile or laugh. They can be a bit rude too, never say thank you, will push you instead of asking you to move out the way etc. The women were a lot worse then the men i found for this.

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  • Shop's Signboard

    There are numerous Cafe, Restaurant, Shops around stairways, small alleys of old town area Respective Pretty Signboard Shops

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  • Old Town

    Visit the old town. You can see more photos in the travelogue.

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  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    Visit the Alexander Nevsky cathedral in the old city. Just look at the picture, no more explanations will be needed...

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  • Architectural details

    Tallinn is not the city for people who are in a hurry. There are so many interesting buildings, that you could wander for hours and discover all the time something new, funny or beautiful. Look up and you will find plenty of beautiful architectural details.

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  • Beautiful old world feeling

    Make sure you go to the museum of freedom there. It is a beautiful museum and very factual. The things you will learn there about the history of Estonia will make you feel very sad. These people have been through so much.The Ferry trip from Helsinki can be very exciting due to the unusual nature of the waves that occur on the Baltic (true). They...

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  • Webcams

    For live webcams, try these:Digital Tallinn webcamWeather.ee webcam

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  • Weather - before you go

    No doubt you're already aware that Tallinn is a Baltic port near Finland.In summer the days are extremely long and for a week in midsummer the sun barely sets at all.On the climate, here is the advice of the Estonian Tourist Board:"The climate in Estonia is temperate, characterised by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The weather is often...

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  • Essential guide book

    Make your first purchase the "Tallin In Your Pocket" guide book.Not only does it advise on the essential touristy sights, lists of hotels, resturants etc etc but it also contains information about tipping, getting a taxi or bus, local customs, where to buy stuff, what to buy - just about everything you could possibly need to know and then a bit...

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  • Medieval city

    When you leave the boat and feel you are in Estonia, you will like this day trip was a mistake. You then cross travel an empty filed walking towards the churches where you thing is located the town centre. Then you enter the first proper street and you see that it looks run down. You almost want torun back to the boat. But then you decide to carry...

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  • Climate

    The climate in Tallinn is quite similar to the weather in Helsinki, Finland. There are a fairly cold winter, a cool spring, a moderately warm summer and a long and rainy autumn. Average temperature in July +16°C Average temperature in February -9°C Weather forecast in the Internet: Tallinn Weather

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  • Useful links

    City Of TallinnTallinn in Your PocketDigital Tallinn (virtual tour, beautiful page, amazing pictures):Digital TallinnThe Port of TallinnTallinn Tourist Information

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  • Facts about Tallinn

    Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and it is located in Northern Europe in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region.The population in Tallinn is about 395 000 (01.03.2004).There are many nationalities living together in Tallinn: Estonian 49%, Russian 37%, Ukrainian 4%, Byelorussian 2%, Other 8% (Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Jewish, German,...

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  • Tallinn Card

    You can buy the card from Tallinn City Tourist Office. The card owner is entitled to free admission to all museums and main sights in Tallin, free sightseeing tours, free use of public transport and discounts in restaurants and shops. Sounds great, doesn't it?You will get the information brochure with the card and it gives the info of everything...

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  • Streets of Tallinn

    Cobbled streets are the symbol of the Middle Ages cities. In the picture you can see typical Tallinn’s street in the Upper town. I heard many not good stereotips about estonians, but in real life they are great, kind and friendly people.

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  • Sunset on Baltic sea

    What I like best of all in my town? Of cause it is sea. It is really beautiful in every season. It isn't so warm and you can swim only in summer. Don't think that summer lasts for three months. In Estonia it could be for example one week in July. If you enlarge this picture you can see a silhouette of Tallinn from the sea.

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  • Pikk Herman

    This is the main tower of Tallinn's townwall named Pikk Herman. Flag goes up every sunrise and goes down every sunset with the music.

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  • A wonderful city

    Tallinn is a superb city with plenty of history. The Old Town has superb buildings and a lovely feel.There are plenty of bars and restaurants and also casinos which are not expensive unless you want them to be.We went in March and it was freezing at night but that didn't stop our enjoyment of the place.It is a capital city but has a feel of being a...

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  • Rataskaevu

    IIn days of old there was a well in the small square at the crossing of Rataskaevu (Wheel well) and Dunkri Streets. Among the common folk, the well was know as a *Cat´s well* and it was believed that a water-spirit lived in it´s cold, humid depths.It was feared that the water-spirit could make wells in all Tallinn run dry if it was not offered a...

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  • Stable Tower

    Behind the Niguliste (St. Nicholas´) church there is the Tallitorn (Stable tower) which was built around 1370.The tower was used as a prison at the end of 16th century and from 1626 there are written records affirming that Tallitorn was haunted.

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  • Spooky street

    Ghosts have played a big role in Tallinn in the Middle Ages. Ghosts have given the name to one of Tallinn´s street - Vaimu street (Ghost Street). The name apparently stuck because a house in the street was haunted.The younger memories can be still remembered at the street Suur-Karja Number 10, where the house was haunted. At night footsteps,...

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  • What happened at Town Hall Square?

    In the times of inquisition courts, it was not permitted to reveal to criminals what kind of punishment they would be given. One judge, however, had gone against this rule, telling the prisoner his head would be cut off. The judge told it then to his wife, who had tattled the news about until everyone in town knew it.The judge was sentenced to...

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  • Old Thomas

    Old Thomas, Tallinn´s flagman at Town hallOnce upon a time there lived a poor fisherman´s widow in Tallinn whose only pride and joy was her son Thomas. Like any boy, he liked shooting arrows. One sunday little Thomas participated at a shooting competition, which he won. His mother was worried that it should bring trouble to her son, but Thomas was...

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  • Cannonballs in Kiek in de Kök Tower

    During the Livonian war Russian soldiers fired cannonballs to the wall and they hit one tower now called Kiek in de Kök (a peep into the kitchen). The tower was seriously damaged and the six cannon balls of stone and three balls of iron were cemented into the front wall of the tower.

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  • Tallinn must never be completed!

    One dark night every autumn a little grey man comes out of Lake Ûlemiste. He goes down the hill to the gates of Tallinn and asks the gatekeeper: 'Has the town already been completed or is there still anything to be built?'.There are lot of renovations and construction works going on all the time and even if it should really happen that all building...

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  • Toompea Hill – Kalevipoeg´s grave

    Toompea is the grave of Kalevipoeg, who is a great hero of Estonian´s national epos.His resting place is told to lie beneath the new Ortodox Church on the opposite side of the parliament. When the foundation of the church was being built, at the depth of a few feet the builders came upon an iron door with the inscription: 'Damned be everyone who...

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  • Relax ... at Raekoja Plats...

    There are lot of cafes and beer places at this market square not to forget all the different restaurants surrounding it.Take your time to choose where to go, in any case you will not be disappointed with the prices nor quality.

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  • Buy Estonian products!

    Ivo Nikkolo is the best known designer (Estonian´s Hugo Boss). If you like good quality, the touch of country style and classical colors, it will be a great pleasure to shop there. The selection changes many times within the year and older models are sold with great discountsAt Toompea hill You can find lots of different kind of paintings. The most...

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  • Have a walk at Viru Street

    If You can´t anymore walk after having visited all places mentioned in the legends, take a horse cab! Most of the shops are located at the walking street of Viru.

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  • The Hueck´s house

    There was a young lady called Margarete who lived in this merchant´s house in 1464. A plague broke out in Lübeck and was brought over on board ships to this Hansa city. Margarete was among the first to be taken ill.Franciscan monk vonHilten was madly in love with Margarete and permitted therefore her tvelve sisters and bothers to visit her. All...

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  • The devil´s wedding

    This is a story of one house at Rataskaevu street whose former owner had wasted away his wealth and had no future. One night he became so desperate that he decided to take his life. At the fatal moment a stranger entered the room, asking the broke landlord´s permission to celebrate a wedding on the top floor of his house the following night. In...

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  • The tanned leather tradesman

    In the old days, a man was selling some tanned skins in Tallinn, but nobody wanted them because they smell awful. When asked, the man said that he is Pontus the Great Warrior who killed so many people that everything, boots, jackets and horse saddle were made of human skin. When he died and standing at the gates to the next world, he was ordered...

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  • The Dominican Monastery

    In olden days there was in Vene Street a Catholic Monastery which later burnt to the ground. In the course of new building a lot of human bodies were unearthed. A printing press was installed in one of the new houses. Whenever the owner of the press passed the workshop at night he could hear the noise of his machines working. But when he entered...

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  • The Museum of Estonian Architecture

    If you are interested in museums, there are several good ones waiting for you in Tallinn. The Museum of Estonian Architecture is for example on of them. You can find it at Rotermann's Salt Storage at Ahtri 2. There are often special exhibitions, so before going, you can check out their webpage or ask for more information from the Information Center...

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  • The Convent of St. Bridget

    It was the largest convent of Old Livonia. The convent was unique because in its constitution allowed male priests to live there and organise everyday religious ceremonies and processions on religious holidays.

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  • The Kadriorg Palace

    It was built as a summer residence for the tsar’s family. Peter I began building the palace in 1718, and it was called Ekaterinenthal, or Catherinenthal, in honour of Catherine I.In the 1930s Kadriorg Palace became a residence for the head of state and currently it houses the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum.

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