Toompea Hill
Toompea Hill
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An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century.
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, United Kingdom1,284 contributions
    Well worth exploring!
    This was part of our guided walking tour - with some true highlights! Alexander Nevsky cathedral is the main one, stunning both inside and out (and incredible to think that it was nearly demolished), but many of the other buildings are also beautiful, in different ways, and there are many styles to admire from across the centuries. The viewpoints are well worth visiting as they do give excellent vistas across the city rooftops. One really quite odd thing was the almost complete absence of people other than tourists, mostly in groups: the whole area felt like it was somehow frozen in time and space, like some enormous museum piece.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    Great view of Old Town
    Toompea hill offers so much. I am sure during the spring or summer it's much better for viewing and it offers more greenery. The only disadvantage during the winter is the fog over the city which obscure some of the view. Nonetheless, it offers so much more. On the hill you can find beautiful churches and castles and other interesting buildings. But this hill is mainly for the Birdseye view of the city. I recommend.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Ilovetravel
    Birmingham, United Kingdom371 contributions
    Great city views
    Lovely panoramic city views from atop the hill and with narrow cobbled streets it is very nice stroll. Alexander Nevsky cathedral is the main site up here. A must see when in Tallinn.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
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Ilovetravel
Birmingham, UK371 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely panoramic city views from atop the hill and with narrow cobbled streets it is very nice stroll. Alexander Nevsky cathedral is the main site up here. A must see when in Tallinn.
Written 30 December 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic hill to explore when strolling through downtown.
While the climb might be intense for some, the views from above, the churches, palace and museums - are well worth it.
Written 28 October 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Toompea hill offers so much. I am sure during the spring or summer it's much better for viewing and it offers more greenery. The only disadvantage during the winter is the fog over the city which obscure some of the view.
Nonetheless, it offers so much more. On the hill you can find beautiful churches and castles and other interesting buildings. But this hill is mainly for the Birdseye view of the city. I recommend.
Written 1 September 2023
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Filip H
25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Make sure you have your camera ready because you are going to make a lot of photos there. It's so astonishing.
Written 7 August 2023
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Anna B
Weigelsdorf, Austria25 contributions
Jul 2023
Toompea Hill gives you a perfect view over Tallinn's charm! For a smaller town it's such a massive scenery!
Written 7 August 2023
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KellyLS144
Nottingham, UK23 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Much quieter than the very busy old town. This part of the city is mostly administrative buildings, but with quiet medieval streets and views over the lower town. Well worth an explore.
Written 3 August 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,284 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This was part of our guided walking tour - with some true highlights! Alexander Nevsky cathedral is the main one, stunning both inside and out (and incredible to think that it was nearly demolished), but many of the other buildings are also beautiful, in different ways, and there are many styles to admire from across the centuries.
The viewpoints are well worth visiting as they do give excellent vistas across the city rooftops.
One really quite odd thing was the almost complete absence of people other than tourists, mostly in groups: the whole area felt like it was somehow frozen in time and space, like some enormous museum piece.
Written 27 July 2023
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Matt W
Denville, NJ1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
If you like the views, this is the place where you should go to in Tallinn. There are multiple platforms where you can see something form the city, and a lot of shaded places if you want to chill somewhere under the trees.
Written 24 July 2023
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,317 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
If you like the views, this is the place where you should go to in Tallinn. There are multiple platforms where you can see something form the city, and a lot of shaded places if you want to chill somewhere under the trees.
Written 5 July 2023
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VJ
Kokkola, Finland105 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
One of the places to view Tallinn (not including St. Olaf's church). The place was packed with tourists, but was far from being overcrowded.
Written 12 June 2023
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