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Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 981 reviews

Location (map)

Väike-Kloostri tn 1, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

7.5km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.40km

Bus station

4.00km

Open/ Available

1.11-31.12 Fri-Tue 11-16

2019
01.11-31.03 Fri-Tue 11-16
02.01-06.01 Mon-Sun 11-17
01.04-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-17
01.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-17

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.

Location (map)

Väike-Kloostri tn 1, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

7.5km

Harbour

1.8km

Train station

0.40km

Bus station

4.00km

Open/ Available

1.11-31.12 Fri-Tue 11-16

2019
01.11-31.03 Fri-Tue 11-16
02.01-06.01 Mon-Sun 11-17
01.04-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-17
01.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-17

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

"Well preserved old wall"

4.5

November 21, 2018, by heikkih722

A well-preserved old wall circulates the old town. Inside the town hall and the market in front of it. Along the wall, there are day-to-day crafts shops. Read more

"Nice"

4.5

November 12, 2018, by 311ATINA

Lots of craft stalls along the wall, many of them selling similar things. No paintings when we visited. People are very helpful and you can bargain. Nice presents. Read more

"Well maintained city wall that gives you a guards view of the town - read to advice on stairs!"

4.5

November 12, 2018, by Joyce_7t

The entry fee without the Tallinn card is 3 Euros for an adult. The climb up to the highest part of the tower gets quite narrow, and it is ideal that you have both hands available to support yourself... Read more

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