Tallinn Card’s recommendations for August
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In August we recommend visiting a fascinating new museum, eating ice cream on top of Fat Margaret and discovering Tallinn from the water or on a bike.
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During the Soviet occupation, the basement of the building at Pagari 1 in the Old Town was home to one of the era’s most infamous and feared holding prisons. Now, anyone interested can see for themselves the actual conditions in which the ideological opponents of the communist regime underwent interrogation and how they were treated in the cells of the KGB.
This tower, one of the best-known symbols of Tallinn, is home to the Estonian Maritime Museum, which showcases the country as a historical maritime nation. Among other things you will discover an exhibition on the Viking era, with rare finds from the period on display: priceless silver treasures, weapons, jewellery and swords. In good weather, we definitely recommend popping up to the rooftop ice cream café as well!
This museum houses a permanent exhibition and three temporary exhibitions. ‘Stories of Migration – Then and Now’ is made up of three parts (‘On the Trail of Boat Refugees’, ‘Portraits of Migration – Sweden beyond the Headlines’ and ‘Stories of Migration’) that tell the stories of those who chose to migrate of their own free will as well as those who were forced to do so. The ‘Miranda – the Roma Holocaust’ exhibition focuses on a Roma girl named Miranda: her happy childhood in a small town in Czechoslovakia, her harsh imprisonment in a concentration camp in WWII-era Nazi Germany and her survival in the Holocaust. The ‘Woman who Founded the Museum – Olga Kistler-Ritso’ exhibition delves into the eventful life of the founder of the Museum of Occupations.
It was 60 years ago that the foundations were laid for the legendary Tallinn Fashion House. The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design currently has an exhibition of the works of designers employed at the Fashion House from both the 1980s and today. Clothing from the collections of both the Estonian National Museum and the Estonian History Museum whose roots can be found in national costume and contemporary outfits are exhibited.
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This evening tour represents a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to enjoy the city from a completely new angle. As you set out, your route follows the sunset on a modern yacht where, relaxing on deck and feeling totally free, you can enjoy the panorama of the Old Town and the silhouettes of neighbouring Naissaar and Prangli islands. 50% discount with your Tallinn Card
On a warm, sunny day there’s no better way to explore Tallinn than by bike! To this end, City Bike offers bicycle rental and bicycle welcome tours of the Old Town. Three hours’ free bike hire and 50% discount on Welcome Tour with your Tallinn Card
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