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Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 971 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

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
Closed 22.09, 23.09

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

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
Closed 22.09, 23.09

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

"Rude cashier man"

4.5

October 17, 2018, by pengemex

Wall is nice and interesting. The man giving the tickets (if gives at all as he seems to enjoy collecting money without receipt) is rude, does not greet or thanks for the purchase. Read more

"Well Maintained City Wall"

4.5

September 28, 2018, by Gul C

Some parts of the wall is market areas. At some parts artist have put up their paintings for sale. We didnt go up on the wall for the views but saw many people doing that. All in all its quite... Read more

"Fabulous walls!"

4.5

September 26, 2018, by Honisoiquimalypense

There are a lot of the original town wall left and we spent a lot of time walking along it. The walls are amazing and in pretty good shape! I suggest getting off the beaten path and walking along... Read more

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