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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 1086 reviews

Location (map)

Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

4.7km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.00km

Open/ Available

25.06-01.09 Mon-Sat 10-16
Closed: 20.08, 24.08

Fees

Ticket 5.00€
Child ticket 3.00€
Family ticket 10.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

raekoda@tallinnlv.ee

+372 645 7900

Information

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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
3
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol

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The whole building is inaccessible for mobility aids. The Town Hall has a very steep and long staircase to the 2nd floor. A staircase lift will hopefully be installed in 2015/2016.

Nothing says power like the impressive, Gothic Town Hall that dominates medieval Tallinn's main square.

It was built in 1402-1404 as a meeting place for the ruling burgomeisters and has been a showpiece of the city ever since. Nowadays the Town Hall – the only intact Gothic town hall in Northern Europe – is used mainly for concerts or for entertaining visiting kings or presidents.

Look closely at the top of the spire to spot the Old Thomas (in Estonian Vana Toomas) weather vane, a symbol of Tallinn who has been standing at attention here since 1530.

In July and August the Town Hall is open to visitors as a museum. The structure's interior is truly impressive, featuring colourful meeting halls, vaulted ceilings, intricate wood carvings and some of the city's most prized art treasures, including the famed Tristan and Isolde carved bench.

Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

Location (map)

Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

4.7km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.00km

Open/ Available

25.06-01.09 Mon-Sat 10-16
Closed: 20.08, 24.08

Fees

Ticket 5.00€
Child ticket 3.00€
Family ticket 10.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

raekoda@tallinnlv.ee

+372 645 7900

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
3
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol

More

The whole building is inaccessible for mobility aids. The Town Hall has a very steep and long staircase to the 2nd floor. A staircase lift will hopefully be installed in 2015/2016.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Nice building"

4.5

August 14, 2018, by Denis L

It is a nice building. I walked there from my hotel for 15 minutes ( Tatari 53 Hotel; see other review ). Read more

"Now a nice museum"

4.5

August 12, 2018, by UMPath

The town hall has been restored over the last 50 years - with the first restorations beginning under Russian rule after the war. Now, the council chambers have been restored and do look as they... Read more

"Interesting Exhibits"

4.5

August 11, 2018, by Wander_Lust1969

if you are into history this is a place to check out. But I preferred the outside of the townhall as it was bustling with people Read more

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