Tallinn’s Old Town is a hard nut to crack from time to time, and quite understandably so. Built in the Middle Ages, it follows the beauty ideals of that time – narrow, steep stairways and uneven cobbled stones.
Toompea Hill is, just like the name hints, a hill. To get on top, you need to manage a steep rise, accompanied by stairs and cobbled stones on some routes. The smoothest way to the top runs on Toompea and Falgi tee streets, but the rise remains sharp, so be prepared for a little push from a friend. However, these two streets allow you to reach the top by car as well. While you’re up there, make sure to visit the viewing platforms of Piiskopi, Patkuli and Kohtuotsa, offering magnificent views over Tallinn.
The rest of the Old Town is much more accessible. The streets are uneven at times, but the main streets of Viru and Harju, for example, have completely smooth pavement for pedestrians.
Easily accessible street-level sights, shops and restaurants are available, but medieval housing shows its downsides quite often with steep stairs rising in front of the entrance. The beautiful Town Hall Square is fully accessible, as well as Niguliste Museum, the Estonian History Museum and the Estonian Health Care Museum, which are all accessible with a little help. Accessible toilets can be found, for example, in Restaurant Troika, Hotel Telegraaf and Puppet Theatre NUKU.