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Travel Guide of Old Town of Tallinn in Estonia by Influencers and Travelers


Vanalinn is a subdistrict in the district of Kesklinn, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It has a population of 4,437.


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1 - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

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2 - Freedom Square

Freedom Square is a plaza on the southern end of the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia, where the military parades and various concerts take place. It is bounded on the east by St.

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3 - Culinary Tour in Tallinn

Enjoy this food tour and discover what is the Estonian cuisine - Nordic with a twist, or a touch of Russia and a bit of German? You’ll enjoy around 7 food and drink stops combined with strolls around the old town and city centre. Enjoy the venues like: medieval thematic tavern, local café, chocolate museum and store, typical Estonian-cuisine restaurant, old pharmacy, and Baltic Station Market. Please note that the menu and drinks of individual stops might vary according to the season.

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4 - Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle is a castle on Toompea hill in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The castle, an ancient stronghold site in use since at least the 9th century, today houses the Parliament of Estonia.

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5 - Tallinn Town Hall

The Tallinn Town Hall is a building in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia, next to the Town Hall Square. It is the oldest town hall in the whole of the Baltic region and Scandinavia.

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6 - Shore Excursions in Tallinn

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Tallinn. See Tallinn’s essential sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see historical and modern sights of Tallinn in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at major attractions including Vabaduse valjak (Freedom Square) and the giant matchbox of Hotel Viru.

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7 - House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads, or House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a former headquarters of the Brotherhood of Blackheads.

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8 - Toompea

Toompea is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The hill is an oblong tableland, which measures about 400 by 250 metres, has an area of 7 hectares and is about 20–30 metres higher than the surrounding areas.

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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Tallinn

Enjoy this 2.5-hour long bicycle tour and discover Tallinn and learn about its inhabitants and its complicated history. Highlights of this tour are Kadriorg Palace and Park, Presidential Palace, Laulupidu Song Festival Grounds, the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, the seaside promenade and more. Distance cycled will be approximately 16 km (10 miles), and you will be taking regular breaks.

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10 - St Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn is a cathedral church located on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally established by Danes in the 13th century, it is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia.

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11 - Danish King's Garden

Danish King's Garden is a park in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. The park is the place where Danish flag Dannebrog was born. Every year on 15 June, Dannebrog or the Day of the Danish Flag is celebrated in the garden.

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12 - Snowshoeing in Tallinn

Jägala waterfall is the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. It’s only 30 minute drive away from Tallinn city center. Therefore, it’s also one of the most popular attractions for the locals. The waterfall looks majestic in every season, however in winter time it offers a truly spectacular view. The gleaming ice wall and sparkling icicles will make you feel like you’re in a beautiful winter wonderland and the Snow Queen Elsa should be popping out from somewhere anytime. We will also see a mystical limestone cliff and search for millions of years old fossils. After taking tons of photos of the waterfall we will have a picnic. To keep warm we’ll taste local Estonian schnapps and drink hot tea and try some traditional Estonian flavors. The whole tour takes no more than two hours, so you have plenty of time to do some sightseeing in Tallinn after the tour for the rest of the day.

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13 - Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital, primate and the most populous city of Estonia. Located in the northern part of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea, it has a population of 437,619 in 2020.

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14 - Kohtuotsa Viewing platform

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15 - Safaris in Tallinn

10am meeting the guide and driver at the exit gate on the harbor. 30 min ride to the start of the Safari, guided transfer with the introduction into Estonian history 11.00-13.00 drive around Pakri peninsula observing the former Soviet army sites and the WWII fortifications. Great off road ride, Estonian forest, sandy hills and Baltic coastline. 13.00-13.30 ride to the former tank training site. 13.30-14.00 ups and downs on the sandy hills and traps built 40 years ago for tank training. 14.30 arrival to the port or the old town

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16 - Town Hall Square

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17 - Patkuli Viewing Platform

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18 - Nunne 1

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19 - Tall Hermann

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20 - Viru Gate

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21 - Towers' Square

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22 - Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

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23 - Caffeine EE

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24 - Linnahall

Linnahall is a multi-purpose venue in Tallinn, Estonia. It is situated in the harbour, just beyond the walls of the Old Town, and was completed in 1980.

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25 - Kumu

The Kumu Art Museum is an art museum in Tallinn, Estonia. It is one of the largest museums in Estonia and one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. It is one of the five branches of the Art Museum of Estonia, housing its main offices. "Kumu" is a stylised portmanteau abbreviation of the Estonian words kunsti muuseum. Kumu presents both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

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Tallinn is known for having one of the best-preserved medieval centers in Europe. You will find an atmosphere at the crossroads of the Estonian-Finnish, Germanic and Slavic worlds. A small capital not to be taken too lightly. Curious, surprising, and enchanting. 

The main square: Raekoja plats is the heart of this medieval city and the perfect place to start. Get a free city map and guide yourself around the city. For a longer walk, walk around the city walls, past each of the 26 watchtowers. For a more unexpected experience, leave the map behind and lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets through centuries-old courtyards and vaults. By doing so, you'll meet the locals and get away from the hordes of tourists.

Getting around: Tallinn offers a comprehensive network of buses, trams, and trolleybuses, all of which are operated by the local authorities. The network uses a single card that you can pick up from post offices and kiosks all over the city.

Where to stay? There is a variety of well-located hotels. One of them is Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel, a very charming hotel, it has rooms for all types of guests, from standard to the most luxurious, from single rooms to larger rooms for families with up to 4 people, with a great price. Other suggestions: Hotel Regent Tallinn, Hotel Telegraph...

On top of everything, the heart of the old Estonian capital is also a rallying point for visitors to the city and its inhabitants. The square, beautifully lit at night, can be visited at any time. Many restaurants are located on the square and in the adjacent streets: let yourself be tempted by one of the two famous signs: Peppersack or Olde Hansa on the small square Vana Turg. The town hall can be visited and it is also possible to go up to the lookout of the tower, but only in summer.













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