Are you in Tallinn on a Monday? Though it's true that many of the city's museums are closed at the beginning of the week, that doesn't mean there's nothing to see or do. Tallinn is the kind of place where there's plenty to discover every day of the week. We have put together a top-5 list of different things to see and do.
Sightseeing tours are one of the most popular ways to start off a visit to Tallinn, especially for first-timers who want to get orientated. A variety of guided and self-guided tours
are available in Tallinn, everything from ghost walks to pub crawls. Please note that many of these require booking in advance.
Visit the museums
Admire the churches
Estonians are not particularly religious people, however, we do have a diverse choice of churches in Tallinn, most of them situated in the Old Town area. On Mondays, you are welcome to visit St. Olav’s Church
(also called Oleviste church), which was once the tallest building in the world. From April to October, visitors can climb to the top of the church tower for some magnificent views of the Old Town. More fantastic views during summertime can be found from the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church) Tower
. If you're a stickler for precise timekeeping, head over to Holy Spirit Church
– popular for its wood interior and elaborate façade clock. You can read more about churches here
Be active outdoors
Tallinn is also a great city for outdoor activities. Whether you want to stroll around in green areas
like parks and forests, or to be more sporty, for example by riding a bike, ice-skating or having fun at the adventure park. Have a look at the different activities
Tallinn has to offer and choose your’ favourite.
Enjoy the culture
Maybe you have heard that Estonians are a singing nation, as most of us sing or have sung in a choir. The best place at which to get the feeling of being Estonian is Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
. Most famously, the site is home to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration, an unforgettable event that takes place every five years, drawing together up to 34,000 performers and 200,000 spectators. Walk down to the arena and hear how the loudspeaker-like stadium design projects your voice!