Tallinn City Guide

Located on the North-Eastern extremity of Europe, Tallinn seems to defy time, rising on the Baltic Sea’s shore its red towers – symbols of the deep roots of this nation with a tumultuous history. Indeed, Estonia’s capital is a clear proof of the whole country’s courage and for the optimism its people maintained along the years.

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Hotels


The Estonian capital city has some great accommodation options to cater for all budgets and all preferences. If you are wondering which are the best hotels in Tallinn, you should know that you will find here quite a few five stars hotels and a wide range of for stars deluxe. If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in Tallinn, there is certainly what to choose from.
Tallinn Hotels

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hotel in BarcelonaBest Hotels in Tallinn

The Estonian capital city has some great accommodation options to cater for all budgets and all preferences. If you are wondering which are the best hotels in Tallinn, you should know that you will find here quite a few five stars hotels and a wide range of for stars deluxe. If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in Tallinn, there is certainly what to choose from.

Restaurants


Ready to taste the Baltic food? What a better place to sample some traditional Estonian dishes than in one of the best restaurants in Tallinn? Enjoy the medieval atmosphere in the Old Town and have hearty Estonian meal. Or, better yet, go further into town and explore Tallinn like a local, eating where the locals eat.
Tallinn Restaurants

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Best Restaurants in Tallinn

Tallinn, like any European capital, has a fantastic selection of restaurants. Situated on the northern cost of Estonia, Tallinn offers a wide variety of cuisine, from the fresh seafood caught from the Baltic Sea to delicious local meats like wild boar.

Beyond the restaurants that offer traditional Estonian dishes, you will also find a number of contemporary restaurants that take inspiration from cuisines from around the word, from Asian to Mediterranean.

Tours


Boasting a very well preserved and charming medieval quarter, a great atmosphere, interesting museums and many historical as well as modern attractions, Tallinn is probably the trendiest travel destination of the Baltic region. Although some reduce it to its Old Town, you will quickly understand that Estonia’s capital city has a lot more to offer, catering to the sophisticated taste of the modern traveler.

Touring Tallinn means soaking up the atmosphere in its well preserved mediaeval center, sightseeing its historical landmarks, admiring its Art Nouveau buildings, visiting its museums and, what is the most of it, trying to understand how the city has become what it is today.

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Tallinn

From May to September, the weather is warmer, and although Tallinn is very popular (especially in July and August), this is the best time to visit. Almost all the festivals are held in the summer, the biggest festivities taking place on the eve of Saint John. Another great time to visit is before Christmas when the Christmas markets and the Christmas tree installed on the main square following a tradition of 570 years, make a great atmosphere that can turn your visit into a memorable holiday.
Tallinn City Card

What to See and Do in Tallinn

Although Estonians have gone through a number of foreign domination regimes, they have always been oriented towards the future and knew how to keep their national identity. What constitutes the unique charm of this tourist destination are precisely the unique features of the city –a sample of the whole nation. The Lutheran culture and the language link the Estonian people to the Scandinavian countries, but the two centuries spent under the Czarist rule and the 50 years when Estonia was part of the Soviet Union left their mark on the city.

Tallinn panoramicMust-See Attractions in Tallinn
If you’re operating under the assumption that everything about the ‘former Soviet’ is dull and grey, you should know you could not be further from the truth. A gem for history lovers and a medieval delight, Tallinn will certainly prove you wrong.

A vibrating modern city featuring an intoxicating medieval atmosphere, with church spires raising towards the sky and competing with glass skyscrapers, Tallinn will simply charm you. From baroque palaces, amazing food and fascinating museums to bustling shopping malls, rustic wooden houses Soviet looking squares, this Baltic town is certainly worth discovering.

Tallinn MuseumsMust See Museums in Tallinn

As the capital city of Estonia and one of the oldest cities in Northern Europe, Tallinn has a diverse history and culture that dates back several hundred years. The city has some truly wonderful museums that can help tourists get a better understanding of the vibrant history and culture of Tallinn and Estonia in general.

While in Tallinn, take the opportunity to visit the Estonian History Museum located in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, Tallinn City Museum, Kadriorg and Kumu Art Museums.

Kadriorg ParkYour Guide to Tallinn’s Best Parks

Estonia’s capital is home to some of the best parks you will find in Europe. Tallinn is very proud of its beautiful parks, and there are dozens situated in and around the city, emphasizing just how important these green spaces are to locals. They also make a fantastic location for visitors of the city.

Be it for a winter getaway or a summer break, Tallinn’s parks are packed full of gorgeous greenery and landscapes, and they also house many great attractions and activities to suit all tastes.

day trips from tallinnDay Trips from Tallinn
Home to an impressive number of attractions, Tallinn represents also a good central point from where to tour Estonia by means of day trips.

The main options include the Western Coast of Estonia and the Northern Lahemaa National Park. Another such option is to visit the Finnish capital, Helsinki, as ferry buses run regularly between the two European cities.