The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic ... More
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, and its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (the churches in particular) and the domestic architecture of the merchants' houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries.
Reviews for Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn: 2
King of the Castle
By A Yahoo Contributor, 10/16/07
This trip was awesome. I loved the Medieval feel to the city. Walking around town made you feel like you had just traveled back in time. There was plenty of things to see for two days. I was not expecting the food to be so tasty. Every restaurant we tried had delicious meals and low prices also.
Old town square is a 600+ year old square where everything happens. Tour groups start and end here, it is a meeting place for travelers, and it is ringed by restaurants and a few bars. I was there in June during the summer solstice and the sun didn't really think about setting until around 11pm...and would finally set after midnight...only to have the sky begin to glow again at 2.30 or 3am. This is the perfect area to people watch over some great Estonian beer, and to watch some of the music and shows if you happen to get there during the music festival which occurs every ?four? years. Also, take the bike tour if available. It will take you out to the sight of the 1980 Summer Olympics (the one the US boycotted) and all throught Tallinn. I highly recommend this city...the people are nice, the food is good, and the city is like something out of a fairy tale.
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