It’s been a while now, but the beginning of Autumn and the “Back to School” vibes inspired me to get back on track and start writing again. My goal is to to write a post every Sunday, so stay tuned to see if I manage to keep my promiseÂ ?
For today, I made a list of my top 10 favourite places in Tallinn, that offer spectacular views… you know, the “instagram-perfect” type of picsÂ ?Â Let me know what you think!
10. Patkuli viewing platform
Address: Rahukohtu, 10130 Tallinn
9. Pirita Promenade
A 2 km paved pathway, linking Kadriorg to Pirita, Pirita Promenade offers the absolute best views of Tallinn’s shoreline, with the Old Town cityscape in distance. You can walk, bike or skate… stunning landscapes are guaranteed!
8. NOA Restaurant
Address:Â Ranna tee 3, 12111 Tallinn
More details:Â www.noaresto.ee
This restaurant is placed in an ideal location, that gives you access to a stunning view of Tallinn’s skyline and the sea. On top of that, you’ll get to see amazing architecture and interior design, as well as experience delicious food.
7. Tallinn Town Hall
Address:Â Raekoja plats 1, 10114 Tallinn
More details:Â www.raekoda.tallinn.ee
Tallinn Town Hall is located next to the Town Hall Square and it is the oldest town hall in the Baltic region and Scandinavia.Â During summer, you can climb the staircase up the octagonal tower and enjoy magnificent views over the Old Town and surrounding areas.
6. Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
Address:Â Narva maantee 95, 10127 Tallinn
More details:Â www.lauluvaljak.ee
The Tallinn Song Festival Grounds are a very popular venue for events and represent the first modern post-war construction of the city. The area was designed by Alar Kotli, Henno Sepmann and Uno TÃ¶lpus and it is unique in Europe. The well-known Song Festival, held every 5 years, takes place here where 25,000 singers perform to an audience of almost 100,000 people. You can also climb to the top of the 42 m high tower for fabulous views.
5. Kiek in de KÃ¶k
Address:Â Komandandi tee 2, 10130 Tallinn
More details:Â www.linnamuuseum.ee
Kiek in de KÃ¶k is an artillery 38 m high tower, with 4 m thick walls, built in 1475. Its name, which directly translates to “Peek into the Kitchen”, comes from the fact that tower occupants were able to see into the kitchens of nearby houses. The top floor cafÃ© offers beautiful Old Town views.
4. Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret Tower
Address:Â Pikk 70, 10133 Tallinn
More details:Â www.meremuuseum.ee
The medieval-era Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret tower were built to defend the city from the seaward side of town. The buildings easilyÂ impress any visitors arriving via the harbour. If you visit between May and September, you can climb the stairs to the rooftop and experience spectacular views of the Tallinn harbour and Old Town.
3. Tallinn TV Tower
Address:Â Kloostrimetsa tee 58a, 11913 Tallinn
More details:Â www.teletorn.ee
Tallinn TV TowerÂ has Northern Europe’s highest open viewing platform; it reaches 314 m and it is Estonia’s highest building. From the round-shaped tower, you can see remarkable views of the city and the brave ones can even experience a walk outside (safety measures are taken, so you will not be in danger).
2. Saint Olav’s Church and Tower
Address:Â Lai 50, 10133 Tallinn
More details:Â www.oleviste.ee
Saint Olavâ€™s Church was built in the 12th century and it was allegedly the centre for old Tallinn’s Scandinavian community, before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219. From 1549 to 1625, this Gothic church was the tallest building in the world! You can climb to the top of the stone portion of the tower for incredible views of Old Town, Toompea hill and the port area (this is not possible during winter times).
1. Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform
Address:Â Kohtu 12, 10130 Tallinn
If you check out this platform, I promise you unforgettable views, regardless of the season. You’ll get 100% “instagrammable” content of the city’s red roofs, towering spires, Gulf of Finland, port and Pirita district. I also love the fact that you can see both the Old town and the buildings in the new part of the city.
Have you ever visited or are you planning to visit any of these spectacular locations? Do you know another beautiful place that should be added to the list? Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section!