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

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    • Great view

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      July 26, 2022 By frnklw

      The city is remarkable visually, and it was even more spectacular from the viewing point, You can easily traverse the entire old town.

    • Worth a visit!

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      July 14, 2022 By Reet C

      We followed a walking tour map and caught the views from this site. It’s easy to get to, and has very good views of the town and the Baltic Sea.

    • Great for the gram

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 2, 2022 By TPWEsq

      A great view of the Old Town. Perfect for taking Insta-worthy snaps (if that’s you’re thing) and if you’re lucky, you might get some live music from buskers at the same time!