Are you planning a city-break to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia? If so, then you should know that the city located on the Baltic Sea coast hides a lot of secrets. To find the mysteries we’ll leave you a little guide to the main attractions of the city.
Admire the city from the Kohtuotsa viewing platform
If you’re looking for an exceptional place to admire the city from, check the Kohtuotsa viewing platform located on Tompea Hill. The location of this landscaped area offers panoramic views over the red roofs and towers of the Old Town, as well as the modern Tallinn region. As secondary views will be the Gulf of Finland, the seaport, and the Pirita district. Regardless of the season, the Kohtuotsa platform is the place where Tallinn shows its color palette.
Visit the Seaplane Harbour (Estonian Maritime Museum)
A perfect place for both the children and adults’ entertainment, the Seaplane Harbor is one of the most impressive European maritime museums. The Estonian Maritime Museum includes approximately 200 maritime items, such as “a submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker Suur Tõll, and a seaplane called Short 184“.
With an aquarium, children’s playgrounds, navigation simulators, sailing boats and many other marine components, the museum is definitely an attraction you shouldn’t miss.
Visit the St Olaf’s Church
Impossible to omit, the St Olaf’s Church is the tallest medieval building in Tallinn, named after a Norwegian king. It’s said that its construction began in the 12th century, however, it was first specified in 1267.
Climb on the Tallinn Television Tower
The Tallinn Television Tower is the tallest building in both Tallinn and Estonia, becoming thus a must-see attraction. Start the tour with an introductory video about the tower, followed by an exhibition of the most memorable national achievements and towards the end get to know the history of this building. Don’t miss to climb to 179 meter-level for a breathtaking view of the surroundings, where you can even find a café. visitors have the chance to distribute globally registered greetings from the height of the tower.
Take a break at the Town Hall Square
As in any city, all roads lead to the main square. In this case, all roads will lead you to Raekoja – the city’s hall town and the square with the same name. This is the main meeting point in the city, as in the 11th century the merchants began to install their stalls. In addition to the town hall, the square is surrounded by old buildings, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. Whether it is a sunny day or a snowy one, the Town Hall Square is a perfect place to relax at.
Have fun at the Estonian Open-Air Museum
Tallinn decided to bring the village landscape to the city. The Estonian Open-Air Museum is a museum complex that looks as though it had been detached from a fairytale. The museum turns into a vibrant place through the staff wearing antique costume, craftsmanship and several social events. Go to Kolu Kõrts tavern to enjoy traditional local dishes.
Tallinn is definitely a Baltic city worth visiting. Whether we are talking about panoramic views or maritime attractions, Tallinn has a range of things to see for each category of tourists.