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Attractions

We offer a private walking tour in Tallinns old town and a bus tour around Tallinn. You can read more on the attractions and sights we will visit during our tours below.

Old Town in Tallinn

Old Town in Tallinn

Tallinn’s Old Town is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. What makes Tallinn unique is that it is northern Europe’s best preserved walled medieval city. Most buildings date from the 13th-16th centuries, very much of the historic and old atmosphere have been preserved almost intact till today, despite many wars. Estonia has been ruled by […]

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Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle

It was the German Knights of the Sword that first built a stone fortress in at this location during the 1200’s. The Castle walls have been the seat of power for Danish, Swedish and Russian rulers over the years since. Today, this is the home of the Estonian Parliament.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The Cathedral is the centre for Estonia’s Russian Orthodox community. A beautiful building with a prominent place on the Tallinn skyline and has been hotly debated for over a hundred years. The church was built in 1900 to symbolize the Russian Tsar’s power over the Estonians. Particularly interesting is the mosaic work and the colossal […]

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The Dome Church

The Dome Church

A church that is as old as the city itself. The church was originally built sometime in the 1200s but has been rebuilt several times over the coming centuries. A simple Gothic church, with an interior from 1600’s. This church is the resting place of many important figures from the times of Swedish rule. The […]

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City Wall

City Wall

Once upon a time the whole city of Tallinn fitted inside the city walls. Which surrounded the castle and provided protection to the churches and merchant houses of the medieval city. During the 1500s the wall was 2.4 km long, 14-16 feet high and consisted of 46 towers. The majority of the wall and about […]

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Kiek in de kök

Kiek in de kök

The tower was built in the late 1400′s and was then one of the most powerful gun towers in the entire Baltic region, which gave good protection against Russian cannonballs during the Livonian War. No wonder Kiek in de Kök has survived through Tallinn’s turbulent history. Today, there is an exhibition of Tallinn’s development and […]

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Town Hall Square

Town Hall Square

The Town Hall was built between the years 1402-1404 and is the only surviving complete Gothic town hall in Northern Europe. The magistrate of Tallinn city was seated here, they decided on all issues associated with city life, commerce, defence and resolved conflicts between citizens.

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Holy Spirit church

Holy Spirit church

The holy spirit church built in the 1300’s is one of the city’s oldest buildings. The church was used by city councillors. The painted clock on its facade is the oldest public timepiece in Tallinn and originates from the 1600’s. The church’s interior contains real treasures with an altar from the 1400′s and Tallinn’s oldest […]

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St. bridget convent ruins

St. bridget convent ruins

The monastery was founded in 1407 and was the largest in Old Livonia. The monastery came under the Swedish monasteries order which had its centre in Vadstena. It was in use for nearly 170 years, before it was destroyed by the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible during the Livonian War.

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Kalamaja

Kalamaja

A charming and protected neighbourhood of old wooden houses that were built for workers during Tallinn’s industrialisation of the late 1800′s and early 1900′s. Kalamaja contains more over 100 year old apartments blocks than can be found in any other European capital.

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Patarei Prison

Patarei Prison

An old defensive building from the time of the Russian Tsar’s that served as Tallinn’s Central Prison from 1920 until its closure in 2002. It is a very authentic and contemporary Soviet prison. The building is yet to find a new function, and has not been renovated or changed. The eerie and dark rooms where […]

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Seaplane Harbour Musem

Seaplane Harbour Musem

The recently opened museum of Estonian maritime and military history. The museum’s main attractions is an old submarine, which was built in 1936 in the UK and a British seaplane. Both once used by the Estonian Defence Forces.

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Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn TV Tower

The tower was built for the 1980 Olympic Games,as the Olympic sailing events were held in Tallinn. Since its construction it has been Tallinn’s tallest building at 314 meters. From the viewing platform at a height of 170 meters, you can gaze out across Tallinn and in good weather you can even see Finnish coast. […]

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Naissaare Rocket Base

Naissaare Rocket Base

Abandoned Soviet military and rocket bases in various states of ruin can be found all across Estonia. The Soviet rocket base on the island Naissaare (Nargö), was until the outbreak of World War II inhabited by the Estonian Swedes.

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These are just a handful of many more attractions that is worth seeing in Tallinn. Join us for a guided tour and get an overall picture of Tallinn by booking one of our tours.

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