Now Things to See and Do in Tallinn Estonia

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a medieval city on the Baltic Sea. With its picturesque historical center dating back to the thirteenth century, it has attracted tourists since the fall of the Soviet Union.

inexpensive flights, reasonable prices and the beauty of Prague without crowds have made Tallinn an attractive weekend getaway for Europeans.
I visited the city on a trip from Finland, there is a frequent ferry service between the two cities, and I loved it. It was a mixture of Nordic and Baltic culture with many things to see and do.

So that you can make the most of your trip, here are the best things to see and do in Tallinn, from the super touristy to off the overcome track.

1. Take a Free Walking Tour

One of the best things that you can do when you arrive in a new city is to take a walking tour free. They are an excellent way to learn about a destination and its history while visiting the main attractions.

It not only gives you a solid introduction to the city, but it also provides access to a local guide who can answer all of your questions.

EstAdventures offers a few different free tour options, including general walking tours, tours of the city’s communist past, and street art tours. Just make sure to tip your guide!

2. Estonian Maritime Museum

Founded in 1935, this museum is located in a 500-year-old historical building and shows the history of Estonian maritime culture. The main attraction is the seaplane harbor interactive exhibition, which includes a short 184 seaplane, as well as the steam-powered icebreaker Suur Toll.

And don’t miss the 1936 Lembit submarine, the only surviving Baltic warship before World debate II (and one of only two submarines in Estonia’s naval history). There is also an aquarium, miniatures of boats and a flight simulator. It is a fun and educational place for matures and children alike.

3. Glehn Park & Castle

The Glehn Park, located on the Nomme Hill, houses the medieval-style Glehn Castle. Built in 1886, both the park and the castle were designed by Nikolai von Glehn, a rich and versatile man, known for his unusual taste in decoration (such as tables and chairs carved like statuettes, large statues and an obelisk that in front of his house marks the grave of his favorite horse).

Unfortunately, the greater part of the castle was looted during World debate I, so none of unique furniture created by him has survived. However, you will still see the statues he built on the territory of the park. There is also an observation tower and a house of palm trees with a beautiful ceiling mosaic. It is a good place to relax, take a walk, or go skiing in winter.

4. Tallinn Town Hall & Square

The gothic town Hall of Tallinn is the oldest of the Baltic States. It was completed in 1404 and has a tower of 64 m in height with a weather vane of an old warrior (named Old Thomas), a city guard and hero of Tallinn in the SIXTEENTH century, who fought in the debate of Livonia.

You can climb the tower to 34 meters (111 feet) from may to September. The interior of the city hall is open to visitors as a museum only during July and August; inside, you will see colorful designs on the walls, wood carvings, intricate and vaulted ceilings stunning as you learn about the city and its history.

The plaza surrounding it is a great place to people-watch and it hosts lots of activities and markets throughout the year.

Don’t miss the annual five-day Tallinn Old Town Festival, which takes place in May. It is dedicated to the cultural heritage of Tallinn and includes themed days such as Medieval Day and Children’s Day, as well as numerous workshops, musical and theatrical performances.

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