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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 16 reviews

Location (map)

Rüütli tn 9, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

1.4km

Harbour

4.9km

Train station

0.70km

Bus station

2.90km

Contact

rootsi-mihkli@eelk.ee

+372 644 1938

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Accessibility

Semi-accessible
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Swedish St. Michael's Church

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This centuries-old church on Rüütli street has been a spiritual home for generations of Estonian Swedes.

As an ethnic group, Swedes have been a part of Tallinn's cultural mosaic since the Middle Ages.

St. Michael's had originally been an almshouse for the city's poor, but in 1733 the tsarist government gave it to the Swedish congregation, which had been left without its own church since the Great Northern War.

During Soviet times the building was converted into a sports hall and fell into disrepair, but was renovated and re-consecrated in 2002. It now has a congregation of around 200, and continues to hold services in Swedish.  

In addition to its Baroque altar by Joachim Armbrust and a Baroque pulpit, the church has a unique baptistery created by famed sculptor Christian Ackermann in 1680.

Services in Swedish on Sundays at 12pm.

Location (map)

Rüütli tn 9, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

1.4km

Harbour

4.9km

Train station

0.70km

Bus station

2.90km

Contact

rootsi-mihkli@eelk.ee

+372 644 1938

Information

More

Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
2
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Nice Little Church"

4.0

July 30, 2019, by slhokie

It is worth a quick look to see the church and its exhibits. It is an example of an Estonian church which is not Russian orthodox. Thirty minutes should be ample. Read more

"delightful little church"

4.0

June 23, 2018, by LMOverby

Just down the street from the St. Nicholas Church/Nigistle Museum, St. Michaels is a smaller, simpler church, but well worth a visit. Established by the Swedes, with strong ties historically to... Read more

"Worth a quick Visit"

4.0

August 25, 2017, by 95nikop

The church is nice but not nearly as fancy as some of the bigger more grand churches in the city. Unless you are really interested just visit some of the churches in the area. Read more

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