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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 858 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

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 0.75€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

kodu.linn@mail.ee

+372 644 9867

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Well preserved - and a lot of it"

4.5

November 16, 2017, by John W

Was very imposing - must climb to top - if do near Pompea palace be ready for the stairs (think an easier climb on other side of old town) - great views from top - and the wall appears in many... Read more

"Nice place to take a view above the city"

4.5

November 12, 2017, by Laszlo Karoly H

This medieval Wall is in a very good condition.You could find exciting coffee bar on the Wall.Pretty hard to get there because the stairs didnt made for us.Ive got the question in the middle age... Read more

"Try and walk along the wall if you can"

4.5

November 11, 2017, by Josi S

Its a different experience walking along the wall, then seeing it from below - the winding staircases leading to lookouts are fun and full of character. Read more

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