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Tallinn Town Wall

Photo by: Toomas Volmer

Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

Tallinn Town Wall

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 885 reviews

Open/ Available

2-6.01 Mon-Sun 11-17;
1.04-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-17;
1.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 11-19;
1.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-17;
1.11-31.03 Fri-Tue 11-16

Fees

Ticket 2.00€
Child ticket 1.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

kodu.linn@mail.ee

+372 644 9867

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Child-friendly

 

Visit this portion of the wall connecting Nunna, Sauna and Kuldjala towers to imagine guarding the town against medieval invaders.

With 1.9km of its original city wall and 20 defensive towers wall still standing, Tallinn boasts one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortifications. In fact, a large part of what gives Old Town its fairytale charm is the system of walls and towers that surrounds it.

To get a look at the wall from the inside, head to these three towers at the northwest corner of Old Town. Here visitors can climb up and explore the towers and wall, as well as enjoy a picturesque view of the red-tiled roofs of Old Town.

Work on the town's defences first began in 1265, but the current outline of the wall dates to the 14th century. By its heyday in the 16th century, the wall was 2.4 km long, 14 to 16 metres high, up to three metres thick, and included 46 towers. 

Today roughly half of the original towers still loom over Old Town, evoking images of heroic knights and damsels in distress. Many of the Town Wall’s towers serve as museums, while a few others provide opportunities for adventure for kids and teen visitors.

The best places to see the wall from the outside are the Patkuli viewing platform on Toompea and Tornide väljak (Towers’ Square), a park area near the train station.

Free with Tallinn Card.

Open/ Available

2-6.01 Mon-Sun 11-17;
1.04-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-17;
1.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 11-19;
1.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-17;
1.11-31.03 Fri-Tue 11-16

Fees

Ticket 2.00€
Child ticket 1.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

kodu.linn@mail.ee

+372 644 9867

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Great views/few people"

4.5

February 7, 2018, by Jobbomon

We entered on Gumnaasiumi and for a couple of euros each got to go up 3 towers and walk along a couple of hundred meters of the covered wall. Well worth it. We were the only people up there but it... Read more

"Very quaint"

4.5

January 23, 2018, by Michelle P

We loved walking on the wall. We paid 3 Euros each to climb the stairs and walk on the wall. Great views and atmosphere. You can take all the time you want and as an extra bonus the wall is covered... Read more

"A lovely walk through history"

4.5

January 20, 2018, by fortonbear

Well worth doing the walk. Some fabulous views and endless photo opportunities. Some museums and other tourist attractions en route. Read more

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