Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

 Attractions in Tallinn

Attractions in Tallinn

Here's the complete, alphabetical list of the city's attractions. If you already know the name of the attraction you're looking for, you'll easily find it here...
Balti Jaam Market
A sprawling market behind the train station selling just about everything.

Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) and its Tower
The Medieval church, known as Dome Church (Toomkirik), that stands at the centre of Toompea hill is one of the country's most fascinating historic attractions. Visiting the church is free for tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card). 

Children's Museum
If you've got children, or you're a child at heart, you can't pass up a visit to the Children's Museum.
Danish King's Garden
On the slopes of Toompea hill between the city wall and Lower Town is an open, garden-like area that happens to be the legendary birthplace of the Danish flag. This relaxing spot is called the Danish King's Garden because it was supposedly ...
Dominican Monastery Claustrum
The inner chambers of the Dominican Monastery once included three wings, together called the Claustrum, of which the east wing still remains.

Epping Tower
A chance to dress up in medieval armour is one of the features on display at the Epping Tower.

Estonian Design House
Estonian Design House is home to designers' studios, design companies and Estonian Association of Designers.

Glehn Park
Glehn park is a popular walking area among the people in Nõmme and also serves as a place to observe the stars or ski during the winter. Nearby is the Nõmme Adventure Park. During winter many lit ski paths are open. 

Glehn's Castle
Built by Count Nikolai von Glehn in 1886 and surrounded by a sizeable park, the romantic, towering, Glehn Castle provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. 

Glehn's Cemetery
Nikolai von Glehn established the cemetery in 1896 after his wife Carolina Henriette Marie von Glehn passed away.

Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret tower
Standing guard at the north end of Pikk street are two of Tallinn's most impressive defensive structures, the Great Coastal Gate (Suur Rannavärav) and Fat Margaret tower (Paks Margareeta).

Harku Forest Trail
This 8 kilometre forest trail on the edge of Tallinn city is highlighting Harku dunes, different forest and bod types.  

Hellemann Tower and Town Wall
Visitors not only get to see the tower, but they can also walk along a 200-metre stretch of the town wall, from where they'll get fantastic views of the Medieval city. 

Hiiu-Rahu Cemetery
Established in 1919, it's the last resting place of quite a few prominent historical and cultural figures, as well as those who fought for Estonia's independence.

Horse Mill (Hobuveski)
This squat, round house on the northern edge of Old Town served a vital function in times past: from the 14th to the 18th centuries it was the site of a horse-powered mill. Nowadays it's home to occasional exhibitions, concerts and theatre ...
House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads
One look at this beautiful, Renaissance-style guild hall with its bright red, green and gold door is enough to explain why it's a regular feature on every Tallinn postcard stand. This was the historic home of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, ...
Japanese garden at Kadriorg park
The North-East corner of Kadriorg Park's natural landscape with tall trees and heavy rocks is well suited for the Japanese tea garden.

Kadriorg Park
This vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding and life pondering. 

Kalamaja park
Tall old trees, pathways, children's play areas and bell tower protected by the heritage conservation.

Kalaturg (Fish market)
Operating every Saturday morning the market specialises in Estonian fish produce. 

Kalju Baptist Church
The only church in Kalamaja is also the very first place of worship for the Baptists in Tallinn. 

Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage)
St. Catherine's Passage is a narrow walkway that runs between Vene and Müürivahe streets, along the back of what used to be St. Catherine's Church.

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform
This platform offers sweeping panoramas of Old Town's rooftops and towers with modern city skyline.

Kultuurikilomeeter (Culture Kilometre)
Added in 2011 for Tallinn's European Capital of Culture year, this pathway was designed to provide access from the city centre to a number of cultural sites in Kalamaja area. 

Köismäe tower

Luscher & Matiesen Distillery - The Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture
The Luscher & Matiesen Distillery, located on the view-platform edge of Toompea hill, was the nation's leading winery in the 1930s and has now made a comeback. 

Maiden's Tower
This square, three-storey Town Wall tower next to the Danish King's Garden dates to the 14th century. 

Nõmme Adventure Park
For a sporty day out enjoy the adventure park in this leafy park, abseiling, climbing and wandering through a forest wonderland.

Nõmme Market
A lively, colourful market on the outskirts of the city focusing on local, organic produce.

Nõmme Museum
The museum, housed in Nõmme's railway station, tracks the history of Nõmme and provides insight into small town life through photos and numerous household items from the first four decades of the 20th century.

Nõmme Rahu Church
This was initially a factory building erected by the landlord Nikolai von Glehn in 1901 and reconstructed as a church by architect Friedrich Wendach. 

Nõmme Sport Centre
The Nõmme Sports Centre is a multifunctional recreational and leisure facility located in a forested area about 10 minutes' drive from down town.

Nõmme Swimming Pool
Located in the beautiful, green Nõmme suburb, this facility offers a 25-metre, 6-lane pool, a smaller pool, a jacuzzi, multiple saunas and a fitness area.

Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress
Sea fortress Patarei (Battery) is a unique architectural monument that served many years as a prison (open during summer season only). 

Patkuli Viewing Platform
The Patkuli platform offers the best vantage point to see Tallinn's fairy tale city wall and towers, St. Olav's Church and the harbour area. 

Pirita Adventure Park
Combination of high pine trees and sandy beach just 15 minutes out of the city centre make this adventure park, with 6 different tracks, perfect for fun-loving visitors.

Pääsküla Bog
Nature trails starting at the end of Hiiu street boast of the flora and fauna of the bog, viewing tower and countless ponds or streams.

Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square)
Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries. 

Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)
Region's biggest sea centre and maritime museum in architectually unique seaplane hangars boast life size submarine and replica seaplane.   

St. Bridget's Convent ruins
Founded in 1407 as part of a Swedish religious order, St. Bridget's was the largest convent in the Livonian territories. Nowadays visitor can see triangular shape towering ruins of St. Bridget's Convent.

St. Olav's Guild
This hall was the historic home of the Oleviste Guild, an organisation that united craftsmen from what were considered the lower-class trades – butchers, tanners, gravediggers – who were by and large Estonian. The guild began using the house ...
Tallinn Botanic Garden
Botanical garden near Pirita district is the best place in Tallinn to stop and smell the flowers.

Tallinn`s Medieval Residential Houses
One of the most charming features of Tallinn's Old Town are the gabled, Medieval residential houses that line its streets. There are dozens that are worthy of a shapshot or two, but among the most striking of these are famous Three Sisters ...
Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
This sprawling event venue in Kadriorg has a special place in the hearts of Estonians as Song and Dance Celebrations take place here every 5 years. 

Tallinn Zoo
The Zoo is most famous for it's collection of goats and sheep, but it also has domestic pets for children to pet in a mini zoo.

Tallinn Town Hall
The Town Hall was the political centre of Tallinn for centuries and is one of the finest original pieces of Gothic architecture in this part of Europe.

Tallinn Town Wall
Despite or maybe because of its military function, the surviving parts of the city's reinforced three metre thick stone walls give the city its chocolate box, fairy tale charm.

Tallinn TV Tower
It is no exaggeration to say that the renovated 1980s era television tower, now a museum, restaurant and venue, will take you up into the heavens, to right beneath the clouds. 

Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi Creative Hub)
Telliskivi creative hub is Estonia's biggest creative economic enterprise centre. Convenient location has made it a popular hangout area for shoppers and restaurant goers alike.  

Toompea Castle
Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castle has always been the seat of power in Estonia.

Town Hall Pharmacy
Marzipan was one of the pharmacy's best sellers, one that local legend insists was actually invented as a curative here in the 15th century.

Viru gate
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This pair of picturesque, ivy-covered towers at the beginning of Viru Street – one of the main pedestrian arteries into Old Town – is often the very first glimpse visitors get of historic Tallinn. Anyone passing between them couldn't be blamed ...