With Baroque palaces and ancient churches, Tallinn is a fairy-tale village in northern Estonia. Home to one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world, the city’s luring coastline is also dotted with sandy beaches and pedestrian-friendly promenades.
Things to do in Tallinn
The Old Town is a mix of 14th and 15th-century architecture, with cobblestone streets to meander down and medieval walls to marvel at. Hop from coffee shop to boutique store as you explore the area on foot.
For a culture-filled morning, head to Kumu Art Museum. The museum is Estonia’s art and culture hub and houses both contemporary and 15th-century works. Head here early to beat the crowds and enjoy the exhibitions alone.
Back in the town centre, hop from landmark to landmark starting with the Kiek in de Kok, a 15th-century defensive tower. From here, walk to the 13th-century Gothic Town Hall, set in a historic square. Continue your history tour by heading to St Nicholas Church and St Olaf’s Church, two beautiful medieval structures.
For sweeping views of the city, head to Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform, located on the northern side of Toompea Hill. Bring your camera to snap the panoramic views over the red roofs of Tallinn’s Old Town.
Getting around Tallinn
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is 15 minutes south of the city. Once inside Tallinn, you’ll find the large village is easy to navigate on foot. There’s also a network of buses, trolleybuses and trams available to explore Tallinn and its surrounding areas.