Attractions & museums

    Kohtuotsa viewing platform

    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

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    • Beautiful Views of the Old Town

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      October 21, 2021 By jbg74

      This view point has beautiful views of the old town. You can also see the port and the Baltic sea too.

    • Good Viewpopint

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 23, 2020 By niksk001

      Kohtuotsa is another great place (along with Toompea Hill) to enjoy Tallinn and take pics. It is relatively easily accessibl;e and could be a bit crowded.

    • What a view

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      February 29, 2020 By tobyl325

      Worth the short steep walk to take in such a glorious view! Excellent photo opportunity! Although be careful of the drop with your bags and also take heed that it does get rather busy!