Tallinn, a dream trip to the most fabulous Baltic city.
A fascinating combination of the old and the new, immersed in medieval charm, but at the same time modern, at the forefront of modernity, Tallinn has an interesting story to tell.
The heart of Tallinn, the Old Town, built in the 13th century, will wrap your every step with its medieval atmosphere. The cobbled streets, towers, castles, medieval houses and gothic churches will make you feel like protagonists in a medieval fairy tale. Here you will find important sights of Tallinn such as the beautiful central square Raekoja plats which dominates the 13th century Gothic Town Hall, the churches of St. Nicholas (13th century) and St. Olaf (14th century) with its giant tower, the museum of Estonian history but also the impressive walls of the city.
Enjoy the unique view of the city from the ancient castle on Toompea hill. It is dominated by the Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral and the medieval Cathedral of the Virgin Mary (13th century) with its impressive Baroque tower. From the hill watchtower, you have a panoramic view of all the towers of the city.
On the way back down, you will find the Garden of the Danish King and the towering 38-meter tower Kiek in de Kok, which was part of the city walls and is the point where the elite of the Middle Ages peeked through the tower to life in Lower Town. From here you can explore the hidden tunnels that are located under the fortified positions of the hill and run through the Old Town.
Food and local cuisine
Estonian cuisine is a mixture of Scandinavian, German and Eastern European influences. The usual dishes are based on sausages, beef, salmon and hunt. Necessary accompaniments: sauerkraut, carrot, cooked berries, sour cream and brown bread.
Classic flavors in traditional restaurants are: verivorst (black sausage) with wild berry sauce, hapukapsas (sauerkraut), mulgikapsad (pork with sauerkraut), suitsulohe (smoked salmon), sült, terina kiss sour soups, fish (marinated eel), meat and potatoes, and of course rye bread.
Best time to visit Tallinn
The best season is May to September, when the days are long and the temperature is good and especially at the end of June to enjoy the White Nights, when the sun forgets to set, i.e. 19 hours of sunshine!
How to use transportation in Tallinn
Transfer from/to Tallinn
Tallinn Airport (Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport) is located 5 km from the city center and connects Tallinn with many airports in European cities.
The easiest and cheapest way to get from the Airport to the city center is to take the bus line No2. Itineraries start from 7pm to midnight every 20-30 minutes. The ticket can be purchased directly from the driver. The bus stop is right outside the airport arrivals hall. The downtown stop is on Laikmaa Street between the Tallink Hotel and the Viru Center Shopping Mall.
A taxi stand can also be found outside the Arrivals Hall.
In the center of Tallinn, transportation is only on foot, as public transport does not enter its streets, except for a tourist line (red bus). The rest of the city is covered by an extensive network of buses, trams and trolleys by the company KTAK.