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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 220 reviews

Location (map)

Kohtuotsa vaateplats, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

6km

Harbour

3km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.50km

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Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm
6% 8m
Steep ramp
  • indication of gradient expressed in percent on the symbol
  • ramp lenght in meters
3
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol

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The site is accessible via the roadway of Kohtu Street. A ramp has been installed next to the platform. You can continue to Piiskopi and Toompea Streets, where the walkway has low curbs.

Kohtuotsa viewing platform

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Kohtuotsa offers sweeping panoramas of Old Town's rooftops and towers against the backdrop of the modern city skyline.

The spacious area on the east corner of Toompea hill offers unforgettable views of the medieval neighbourhood and is easily the city's most famous photo spot. From here you can see most of Tallinn's centuries-old spires as well as its newer ones, the highest of which is the TV Tower visible in the distance. Beyond the modern city centre lies the Lasnamäe suburb with its countless Soviet-style block apartment buildings. 

During the summer season, an outdoor café operates here and dance evenings are held on the platform space.

With any luck, you will also find a seagull called Steven walking on the edge of the platform posing for photos like a true supermodel. Those seagulls must be some of the most pictured birds out there... #Tallinnseagull and #Steventheseagull

Location (map)

Kohtuotsa vaateplats, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

6km

Harbour

3km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.50km

Contact

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm
6% 8m
Steep ramp
  • indication of gradient expressed in percent on the symbol
  • ramp lenght in meters
3
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol

More

The site is accessible via the roadway of Kohtu Street. A ramp has been installed next to the platform. You can continue to Piiskopi and Toompea Streets, where the walkway has low curbs.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Well worth climbing"

4.5

September 28, 2018, by Gul C

This location gives you a fantastic panoramic view of Tallin Old City. prefect place for photographs. We unfortunately coincided at a time when a cruise ship brought visitors. I guess it is wise to... Read more

"Best views"

4.5

September 28, 2018, by JavaMama58

There are several viewing platforms all around but this is the best. The seagulls seem to enjoy posing for tourist pictures too. There are shops and coffee places here too. The shops have WCs for... Read more

"Great Panorama!"

4.5

September 26, 2018, by Honisoiquimalypense

If you walk up to the “upper” Old Town area there are 2 viewpoints and this is one of them. You get a great panoramic view of the city for these viewpoints and there is also a set of binoculars there... Read more

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