If you spot our colleagues in Tallinn in these green vests, then feel free to ask them for advice. Tourist information walks literally around the Old Town area to answer any tourism related questions. You can seek information about the nearest toilets or ask about Tallinn Card or get recommendations on local restaurants and bars.
Our information officers patrol the streets in July and August.
If you happen to have a question right now then fire away in comments or visit our website https://www.visittallinn.ee
Ahead of the Venice Days held in Tallinn in 1984, gondola makers led by master builder Giovanni Giuponi built a gondola which was offered as a gift to the city of Tallinn. Fortunately there’s a photo of the occasion, otherwise we wouldn’t believe it either!
That very same gondola is now in Seaplane Harbour so after a stroll in the Schnelli Park walk through Kalamaja neighbourhood to the museum and check it out.
Thanks heaps Stuart for outlining some of the nature spots within the city limits of Tallinn that get overlooked in many of the guidebooks, but deserve to be seen! 🙂
Tallinn, as you’ll be reminded frequently by locals, is a small city in a small country, and that has huge benefits for you when you pay a visit…
“Yes, may I please speak to pizza?”
Pizza in Tallinn is better than you can imagine. There is so many pizzerias in Tallinn that it’s time to list all the best. Save this link!
Another reason to love midsummer – the city is pretty darn empty and it’s pretty darn cool like that. Oh and also Heldeke has sauna open, just saying!
Along with Christmas, Jaaniõhtu (Midsummer Eve – 23 June) and Jaanipäev (Midsummer Day, St John’s Day – 24 June) are the most important holidays in the #Estonian 🇪🇪 calendar – people 🤩 around the country will gather with their families, or at larger events to celebrate with singing, dancing and lighting the #bonfires 🔥, as #Estonians have done for centuries. 🤟
Fotografiska Tallinn, you won’t want to miss that while in town.
The legendary centre for contemporary photography has arrived to Telliskivi Loomelinnak, go check it out now, thank us later.
Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna Teletorn) is Estonia’s highest building, completed in 1980 to broadcast the Moscow Olympic games since the sailing competitions took place in Tallinn at the Pirita harbour. The tower has an impressive history and played an essential role in 1991 when Estonia regained its independence in August. Today the TV-tower is open for visitors as a tourist attraction. You can learn more about the tower’s history, enjoy temporary exhibitions (current one explains genealogy), dine in the highest restaurant in the country or get an adrenaline rush from walking on the edge of the tower’s viewing platform.
Ticket to the tower is 13 euros. Tallinn Card holders get in for free and from the priority queue.
Greetings to: Jorden Tually, Mark Harrison, Šimon Snopek, Evelina Parkere, Valery Sokolova, Aleksandr Snitovskii, Juhani Särglep, Sam McAllister
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