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Tallinn Town Wall

Photo by: Toomas Volmer
Tallinn Town Wall
Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel
Tallinn Town Wall
Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel
Tallinn Town Wall

Tallinn Town Wall

Sightseeing

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 834 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 0.75€
Free with Tallinn Card
Location (map) More
Väike-Kloostri tn 1, Tallinn Old Town  

Distance from:
Airport 7.5km
Harbour 1.8km
Train station 0.40km
Bus station 4.00km
Contact kodu.linn@mail.ee +372 644 9867
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Child-friendly  

Tallinn Town Wall

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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 0.75€
Free with Tallinn Card
Location (map) More
Väike-Kloostri tn 1, Tallinn Old Town  

Distance from:
Airport 7.5km
Harbour 1.8km
Train station 0.40km
Bus station 4.00km
Contact kodu.linn@mail.ee +372 644 9867
Information More
Child-friendly  
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

“Interesting climb up the towers”

4.5

September 17, 2017, by Mellie2013

We climbed a section of the old wall near the Kodulinna maja across from an elementary school. Spiral staircases brought us up into old towers. Some with no visibility and steep steps. This would be... Read more

 

“Amazing History ”

4.5

September 14, 2017, by jane_cavanagh

Im a bit confused here - as there are TWO sections of the wall you can pay to walk along. I am reviewing the section known as the Hellermann Tower and Town Wall Walkway, near the Viru Gate (near... Read more

 

“Tallinn Must See”

4.5

September 12, 2017, by Tirebiter8

As much as I enjoyed the historic buildings, I found the wall to be the most interesting relic of the past. The winding stairway up the wall is a challenge. I loved the cute cafe half way to the... Read more

 
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