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  • Ville J
    Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
    An amazing view of the old town. Not too crowded, but I happened to be there when a group of tourists passed by.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Ville J
    Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
    I happened to visit the place on a Sunday. There was a medieval styled event going on. Singing, medieval clothing and tents. Pretty funky experience.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Julie C
    Kent, UK398 contributions
    Worth the trip to go and see it, as the architecture of the building was stunning.
    The ticket person was very friendly and full of information.
    We saw the exhibition on floor 21 which was all about DNA, but we didn’t explore that as we were not interested, and seemed a little random.
    We walked round, looking at the lovely views, and then went to cafe upstairs on floor 22. Don’t be put off by the price on line - it had things like burgers for around €14, and they were really tasty. You can also get outside on this floor, on a netted balcony.
    The exhibition downstairs was shut too, though we still sat behind the news desk! There was an exhibition on the 2nd floor, but again we didn’t look at this.

    It would have been lovely if it had some of the sights marked, in the same way as some of the other TV towers we have visited, just to help identify key buildings and areas.
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • Kaye N
    Provo, UT2,124 contributions
    This is one of our favorite places in Old Town Tallinn. It's quiet and has quaint shops and cool tombstones from centuries ago. It's not easy to find this passage - just keep looking!
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • frnklw
    Providence, RI168 contributions
    The city is remarkable visually, and it was even more spectacular from the viewing point, You can easily traverse the entire old town.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • William S
    Clinton, NJ333 contributions
    At the end of a lengthy walk down historic cobblestone streets, you pass through the Viru Gates, which once was the guarded entrance to the city. You can imagine huge gates and sentries guarding the old city.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,974 contributions
    A wonderful church, established before 1233 and repeatedly rebuilt. There are more than 100 Coat of Arms, made in memorial to dead people, which are wonderfully colorful and intricately designed. It was fun to hike up to the roof which had fantastic views all around! I was in Tallinn on a 9-hour stopover on a Norwegian Getaway 9-day Baltic Cruise during mid-August 2019. I had a 'Tallinn Card', which covered most sights. Rick Steves "Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports" Guidebook was a great help and this sight was part of the self-guided "Tallinn Walk" in the book.
    Written 24 April 2020
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  • William S
    Clinton, NJ333 contributions
    A walk down Long Street is a trip down memory lane, with many historic buildings, including one used by the KGB in the 20th century. The buildings provide a sense of sturdy, enduring construction, but with unique features on each. There are many shops on the ground level to visit as well.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • e.g. LEF
    Kirkkonummi, Finland320 contributions
    It was forbidden to visit Tallinn. In December 2020 we managed and went to the Squares. We also made some shopping.
    Written 17 January 2021
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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, UK755 contributions
    The tower contains the maritime museum which is very good with a lot of interactive displays that always make a museum more interesting. You can also see the interior of the tower and get access to the roof garden for more wonderful views of the city.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, UK755 contributions
    The tower gives you access to a section of the walls which give incredible views across the city. Amazing place to visit and such wonderful sights.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This street emerged in the 11th century as a path connecting the trade route of the Pärnu Highway and the Town Hall Square.

    One of the highlights of the street is the Cat's Well on Rataskaevu Plats.

    Right in front of the well is Rataskaevu 16, a haunted house where the devil is known to have celebrated his wedding.

    Now Rataskaevu 16 is a restaurant. You can find also many other restaurants on this street.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This narrow cobblestone Pikk Jalg is an old atmospheric street. It descends from the upper town (Toompea) to the lower town.

    Here you can find small cafes, souvenir shops, and usually artists lining the fortress walls selling their wares. Now there were construction works going on and the artists had disappeared.

    The street leads you to a 14th-century gate, an entrance to the lower town.

    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking this uneven street.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • scp5421
    Denver, CO121 contributions
    First of all, if your guidebooks are telling you this place has been closed to visitors since 2019 or so, it's not the case as of November 2022. It's open, and you can walk up to the top.

    If you're in Tallinn on a weekend, I recommend visiting with the donation-based Communist Stories of Tallinn walking tour. You'll meet in old town and eventually make your way here. This is a great way to get a feel for the place and understand what you're seeing. It'll also give you a lot of context to understand what it is you're seeing, and why it's in the condition it now is.

    Don't be intimidated by the stairs! I'm in awful shape these days, and had no problems at all climbing up. Once you make it up the first set of about 3 flights, there's a lot of level walking to do - so you can catch your breath. :)
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • HVHakala
    Tampere, Finland61 contributions
    I have visited this square almost every time I have been in Tallinn. This time the visit is really worthwhile, because the Light festival had part of its last day in the city. Attached is a couple of photos taken from the square when a light presentation was given. Additional experience was a laser show given in the Jaani church!
    Written 26 September 2019
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