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Toompea Hill

Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5836 1161
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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+372 5836 1161
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"old town"
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"alexander nevsky cathedral"
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"worth the climb"
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"parliament building"
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"government buildings"
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"lower town"
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"walk up"
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"pikk jalg"
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"estonian parliament"
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"panoramic view"
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"viewing platform"
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"souvenir shops"
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"baltic sea"
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"cobbled streets"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Toompea is the old hilltop town/citadel of Tallinn. With its tortuous cobblestoned streets, old walls, and picturesque churches it is worth the climb up from the city.

Thank Thomas J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is only a short walk from the lower town but well worth the effort for the views. There are several old Churches, part of the city wall, and the huge Orthodox Church. A nice narrow winding street with souvenir shops leads back down...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Best if you go there with a guided tour or somebody able to tell the stories of the place. However, the view is amazing anyway ;-)

Thank Doru C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In nighttime, you can see the main spots of the city, its port, TV Tower and probably the most beautiful and characteristic: the red roofs and the Russian-like domes. Watch the sunset or dawn. It’s just magical. This is a relative big area. I saw...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were guided to the view platform in the old town wonderful view of all the churchs, castles, & embassies lovely.

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be confused with the very popular lower section Old Town, this is located higher up and overlooks the lower old town. It includes Alexander Nevski church and Toompea Castle. There are some charming buildings and streets but just not the same as in...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several excellent viewing platforms in the Toompea Hill area which afford brilliant views over the town and harbour area. The whole area is worth exploring as there is lts here to see and do.

Thank ann l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you can find a place at wall, the view is wonderful. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful morning to take photos, especially after the clouds rolled in just after lunchtime.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our own fault to not do enough research to realize there was no more actual castle, but more of just a historic area that houses government buildings, etc. Still lovely though. Loved the walls, towers, and views

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth the walk. Parliament and the history of Toompea Hill is fascinating. A must see if in Tallinn, and the views are breath taking.

1  Thank Ronald M
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Rose P
7 June 2018|
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Response from markr2306 | Reviewed this property |
the climb isn't too bad, its fairly gradual - i would think ok at any age for anyone even slightly fit. The views from the top are great and it is where you find the orthodox cathedral which is worth visiting
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keh199
17 January 2018|
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Response from TabathaSoltay | Reviewed this property |
There are actually a few ways up, but they are all steep and some involve stairs. I would take the road not the stairs, the ones I stumbled on to walk up are not only steep, they are uneven. Start in Freedom Square and... More
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Aurelio C
19 March 2017|
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Response from kiltmaker2 | Reviewed this property |
You could take a cab from old town and ask them to drop you at the crossroad of Toompea and Falgi Tee street. You still have to walk about 400 metres from this junction. The first 50 metres will be slightly hilly but the... More
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