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Things to do in Tallinn

Tallinn is a pleasant mix of the old and the new

Tallinn is like two sides of a coin – it preserves its Old City and develops its business district. Tourists can see the city’s valuable history through its architecture, culture, and economy. The shopping districts, nightlife venues, and other points of interest make Tallinn a global tourist hub and holiday destination.

 

Things to do in Tallinn

Tallinn is the wonderful capital of Estonia. It is situated south of Helsinki, at the Gulf of Finland’s southern coast. It is a holiday destination frequented by shopaholics, backpackers, and history buffs, much because of the great variety of things to do in Tallinn.

 

Shopping

There are a lot of fashionable and posh shopping streets, malls, and specialty stores throughout the city. One of the most visited shopping districts is the street of Viru which can be found in All-Linn. Shopping centers and department stores also dot the whole city.

 

Tallinn Zoo

Commune with nature and see plenty of animals at Tallinn Zoo, an enormous green space that features various animal exhibits and an impressive maze of ponds.

 

Nightlife

At night, Tallinn is bursting with bars, pubs, clubs, and other nightlife venues where you can relax and unwind.

 

When to go to Tallinn

Year-round weather in Tallinn is mild, thanks to its humid continental climate and coastal location. The summers are warm and mild while the winters are cold and snowy but still tolerable. The warmest month is July while the coldest is February. Ironically, July is also the wettest month, along with August. The peak tourist season in Tallinn is summer, when the weather is sunny but not hot. Daytime temperatures usually stay within 19-21°C (66-70°F).

 

Festivals

Another great time to visit the city is during the spring season, since several festivals are held at this time of the year. The Tallinn Music Week a well-known spring festival that showcases the best of Estonian musical talents.

 

Things to do in Tallinn

Tallinn Facts

Population431 021
CountryEstonia
CurrencyEuro
Longitude24.745278
Latitude59.437222
AirportTallinn, Estonia (TLL)

Tallinn average temperatures

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tallinn - Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

During the 13th century, the city of Tallinn was a major centre and member of the Hanseatic League, a mercantile and defensive alliance in Northern Europe. The wealth of the city is observable in the magnificence of the buildings, both public like the churches and the houses of the merchants. Today, the Old Town of Tallinn is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Town of Tallinn is divided into two parts, named Upper Town and Lower Town. The first one, also known as Toompea, consists on the castle, two bastions and the cathedral. The lower town is a great example of the typical medieval urban plan of narrow intertwining streets filled with many beautiful public buildings and merchant houses. Toompea is a great spot to enjoy the sights of the whole city. Since the Old Town of Tallinn is quite small, you can walk everywhere without any problems, and that is the best way to discover especially Lower Town.

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OPERA

Tallinn Opera House

Estonia Theatre

Designed by Finnish architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lönn in 1913, this Estonian opera house is home to the Estonian National Opera and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Nearby you will find the beautiful Tammsaare Park where you can go for a nice stroll before the show starts. If you are in Tallinn, be sure to check out their schedule and enjoy some first class Estonian opera!

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CHOCOLATE-MUSEUM

Kalev Chocolate Shop, Tallin

Kalev is biggest and oldest confectionery company in Estonia, and its first predecessor started his activities in Tallinn in 1806. The main activities are manufacturing and sales of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. In the Kalev Chocolate Shop you have a wide selection of Kalev sweets and on the second floor the "Sweets Mastery" awaits you. Here, in the cosy and pleasant environment, you can view the work of chocolate masters, learn how to make sweets yourself. In this floor there is also an exhibition of old Kalev packagings. Find out more about what to do in Tallinn here.

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MARATHON

Tallinn Marathon

The annual Tallinn Marathon may not be the biggest sports event in the Baltic States, but you’ll be amazed by running along the beautiful Baltic Sea coast and in the charming city! Don’t let the size of the event fool you. Even the small marathons will give you great experience.

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GOLF

Golf in Tallinn

There are a couple of really nice golf courses near Tallinn, though you will need a car to reach them. Suuresta Golf is a beautiful 18 hole course located about 20 kilometers south of Tallinn, Estonian Golf & Country Club is a 27 hole golf course that lies about 20 kilometers to the east and Niitvälja Golf Course is an 18 hole course located about 25 kilometers to the west. Closest to the city is Viimsi Golfiklubi, located on the coast to the Baltic Sea.

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