Patkuli Viewing Platform
Patkuli Viewing Platform
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Patkuli viewing platform is situated in one of the most ancient parts of Tallinn. It has fairytale views of the Old Town and its towers and walls, all the way down to the port. The stairway leading up to the platform was constructed in 1903. There are 157 steps connecting Toompea to the town below, with the stairway coming out in Toompark by the Shnelli pond.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
While it's a long climb up, the view from the top is lovely.
Try to start from the hill and climb your way down towards the park.
Written 28 October 2023
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,202 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Picture perfect view of old town and nearby harbour with cruise ships. There is another viewing area a short walk from here. If you are already on the Alexander Nevsky cathedral side then it is no great hardship to get here. If you are starting in the old town then it is up hill with a significant amount of steps. But view is worth it and you can capture the main part of the old town with towers and spires. Perfect. Nearby souvenirs around here. I went there very early so nobody there really. Wanted to see it with blue skies.
Written 3 September 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK2,096 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
There are several viewing platforms in Tallinn, but Pakkuli is one of the most picturesque. A real photo opportunity of red rooftops, church spires and treetops. It was surprising just how green Tallinn is, with so many trees. We approached from the direction of St Mary’s Cathedral and just before the viewpoint are several tourist souvenir shops providing all sorts of gifts.
Written 26 August 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,284 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
All the viewpoints are well worth going to as each gives a slightly different perspective of this gorgeous view over the lower old town across to the cruise ships. It will be busy but it’s worth it!
Written 27 July 2023
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines8,179 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
An uphill climb , first getting past the Nevsky cathedral then finally leading to breathtaking views of Old Town . Perfect opportunity for photo ops.
Written 17 July 2023
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,340 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
The right place to go to if you want to see something from Tallinn's old town, as much as to see a bit from the new neighborhoods of the city. It takes some effort to climb up the walls, but it's nothing that bad and I believe it's worth it.
Written 5 July 2023
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petergoode2
Hendersonville, NC520 contributions
Jun 2023
We approached the viewing platform via a short walk down and past the Russian orthodox church, would NOT have wished to access it via a climb of multiple steps from the lower town! Nice view of the rooftops of the lower town, good 180 degree or so vista views. There was a street busker playing some music on an instrument with which we were not familiar. There is a gift shop there selling lots of items ranging from trinkets to expensive ornate Faberge recreations, with a cafe and bathroom incorporated. Definitely worth the view.
Written 26 June 2023
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RamboNWAlberta
Spruce Grove, Canada633 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Hiked up the steps to this viewing point.. simply, it’s an amazing view of Tallinn, probably the best.

This area up on Toompea hill is incredible, this viewpoint is on north end, we found it easiest to use this viewpoint and and then tour the rest of the hill area before going down steps on south side by Cathedral.

This viewpoint shouldn’t be missed, highly recommended!
Written 12 June 2023
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India3,160 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a viewing platform from which you can get picture postcard views of Tallinn. It's not too many steps leading to this place and views are just fabulous
Written 23 March 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,671 contributions
May 2022
This is the best viewing point (it was constructed in 1903) to see the Old Town with its wall, towers, buildings and even the port. We climbed up the stairs, 157 steps, and enjoyed the enchanting view and took lots of photos. Like in a faity tale.
Written 29 November 2022
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