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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 94 reviews

Location (map)

Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.70km

Bus station

3.50km

Open/ Available

01.10-30.04 Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 10-17, Thu 10-20
01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 9-18

Fees

Ticket 3.00€
Child ticket 2.00€
Family ticket 6.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

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neitsitorn@linnamuuseum.ee

+372 601 2605

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Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

No accessibility
  • accessibility is restricted
  • object is located on the second or higher floor, only steps for access
  • more than one person's help is needed for accessibility

Maiden's Tower (Neitsitorn)

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The sturdy Maiden's Tower (Neitsitorn), once built as a defence tower in the 14th century, has had a colourful history as an artists’ home and a popular bar. Today, you can sip coffee in its swank café, walk along the town wall for some amazing views or explore the displays on Tallinn’s café culture, sweet makers and the fascinating story of the tower itself.   

Meghede torne, as it was originally called after its first tower master Hinse Meghe, was built as part of the town’s defence system in the 14th century along with the wall that runs through the Danish King’s Garden. In the 18th century, the tower was repurposed as a two-storey residence and, right up to its reconstruction at the end of the 1960s, was home to many prominent Estonian artists such as painters Kristjan and Paul Raud and architect Karl Burman.     

On New Year's Eve in 1980, the original Neitsitorn bar was born. Though extremely popular, the beloved 80s party spot did not survive the economic turmoil of the following decade. Today, the tower has found a new life as a museum-café. The various displays invite you to explore Tallinn’s lively café culture, history of Estonian sweet makers in the 1920s and 1930s, and photos about the medieval defence tower’s life as a quaint town house in the beginning of the last century.   

The Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum, including the Maiden’s Tower, is free with the Tallinn Card.

Location (map)

Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

5km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.70km

Bus station

3.50km

Open/ Available

01.10-30.04 Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 10-17, Thu 10-20
01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 9-18

Fees

Ticket 3.00€
Child ticket 2.00€
Family ticket 6.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Website

Visit website

Contact

neitsitorn@linnamuuseum.ee

+372 601 2605

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

No accessibility
  • accessibility is restricted
  • object is located on the second or higher floor, only steps for access
  • more than one person's help is needed for accessibility
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Well worth a visit with a lovely view of the city. "

4.0

April 9, 2019, by Sukyi8

We visited the cannon tower museum and paid to include the towers and underground passage. Is well worth the €14 entrance fee. We spend nearly 3hours to walk through the underground passage which is... Read more

"Recommend to visit if you got time on your hand or are interested in the history of Tallinn"

4.0

November 25, 2018, by robertmakitie

Visited the towers in the old town. It was okay, had a nice view over the old city. There is a lot of stairs though, if you want to climb to the tower. The ticket price wasn’t bad. In the towers are... Read more

"Beautiful views"

4.0

October 15, 2018, by EvaF2Eva

For a small fee it is possible to climb to the tower and enjoy beautiful views over the roofs of Tallinn and walk on the city wall. I really relished and can recommend. Read more

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