Attractions & museums

    Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

    Climb this 14th-century tower and stroll atop its 200m stretch of Town Wall for fantastic views of Tallinn's medieval defences.

    The three-storey tower, which stands adjacent Müürivahe street next to Old Town's knit market, dates back to the 14th century and at different times was used as a prison and a weapons store.

    Nowadays it serves far more peaceful purposes: in addition to being a curiosity history-minded visitors, it houses an art gallery.  

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • Iconic Tallinn landmark

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      January 11, 2020 By product-of-canada

      For me, this should be number 1 on the TA list for Tallinn. This is visually iconic and beautiful. I could not stop taking pictures of the towers. The best photos were from just outside the wall... Read more comments

    • Worthwhile

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      November 24, 2019 By tufty1940

      Interesting historical tower as part of Town Wall. Very worthwhile and again historical with superb photo opportunities

    • Highly recommended if you are good with steps and do not have small children.

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      October 20, 2019 By Steve_of_N21

      This is the longest part of the original mediaeval city wall that it is possible to climb and walk along and for a small price of 4 euros it is well worth doing. From this end the spiral staircase... Read more comments