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Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo by: Tõnu Tunnel

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 1108 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

2019:

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

2020:

01.01-29.02 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-16
01.03-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-18
01.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-18
01.11-31.12 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun 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

 

Tallinn Town Wall and Towers

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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 1.9 km 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 from Nunna tower 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

2019:

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

2020:

01.01-29.02 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-16
01.03-31.05 Fri-Wed 11-18
01.06-31.08 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.09-31.10 Fri-Wed 11-18
01.11-31.12 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun 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

"Fantastic!"

4.5

December 1, 2019, by TroubledByTribbles

Im not sure if Tripadvisor means a specific section of the walls or just the medieval walls in general. There are more than a few town wall stretches in the Old Town & many towers. Some walls have... Read more

"Very interesting "

4.5

November 24, 2019, by tufty1940

A visit to Tallin without a visit to the town walls is criminal. Cheap, very interesting and historically important not forgetting the vista afforded across both old and new towns, the towers and... Read more

"Great old walls!"

4.5

November 13, 2019, by lcb5310

A bit different from others Ive seen. These have the cone shaped red tops that make for beautiful photos. Dates back to medieval times. Read more

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