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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 90 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

Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30

Fees

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

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Contact

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

Explore this sturdy, 14th-century tower, sip coffee in its swank café or walk along the Town Wall for some amazing views.  

Maiden's Tower, one of the more famous of Tallinn's medieval defence towers, was recently renovated and reopened a museum, complete with an exhibition hall in its vaulted cellar. Its famous café, a big hit in the 1980s, has also been restored to its past glory. 

Meghede torne, as it was originally called, was built in 1370-1373 along with the wall that runs through the Danish King’s Garden.  In 1461-62, the whole complex was made higher, a new parapet with a roof and new-type loopholes was added, and the base of the embrasure was changed to support heavier, large-calibre firearms.

The tower was damaged during the Livonian War (1558-1583), putting an end to its military and defence functions. Soon afterwards, the new age of bastions made all of Tallinn's medieval towers obsolete. 

The tower was used as residential space from 1842 to 1960. After World War II, one of Estonia's top architects, Karl Burman, made his home here. Thorough reconstruction was launched in 1968.

On New Year's Eve 1980/1981, the original Café Neitsitorn was born. Though extremely popular, the café didn't survive the economic turmoil of the 1990s, but has now found new life and plenty of eager customers. 

Entrance is free with 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

Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30

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

"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

"Worth a visit"

4.0

September 15, 2018, by Jean M

We enjoyed walking here, viewing the fortifications and sitting while soaking in the view. Fun to climb around and a lot of places to peek out at the scenery. Read more

"Worth doing for 2 Euros"

4.0

September 5, 2018, by Isa-Francis

This is not the most interesting activity of them all while in Tallinn, as you wont learn much (no information panels) nor will you see great sights nor have great sightlines... but for 2 Euros, the... Read more

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