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Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

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Address: Narva maantee 95, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
Phone Number: 372 611 2102
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Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along...

Site where the All-Estonian Song Festivals have been held since 1928 along with concerts, festive ceremonies, exhibitions, open-air performances and other cultural events throughout the year.

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Impressive sight!

These festival grounds are massive, and hold an impressive stage, that opens right out to a sloping hill. Would be a great place to watch any type of event.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
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Northants
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the festival grounds during one of the first snow falls of this winter, I can only imagine how brilliant it would be to be part of the festival. The grounds even during the snow were being enjoyed by families sledding! Also was being maintained during -18 degrees as usual!

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Historically important to Estonians, it is really just a large concert area. You probably need to have an emotional attachment to the Estonian Independence Movement to appreciate this place.

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Westbrook
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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The song festival has a long, strong tradition in the Baltics, but especially in Estonia. In 1988, a human chain from Tallinn, Estonia, through Latvia, to Vilnius, Lithuania told the economically strapped, but still occupying Soviet army that the wanted what Gorbachev told the world was now in the USSR - paristroika and glastnost. The SongFestival grounds were the 'hot... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

These festival grounds are massive, and hold an impressive stage, that opens right out to a sloping hill. Would be a great place to watch any type of event.

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Thank Jason K
Parnu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Estonians have an old tradition to come together and sing here - both old famous choral songs but also modern pieces written for the festival. The festival grounds are also nice at usual days and host some rock and pop concerts but you have to visit the Song Festival to see and feel the real charm and see thousands of... More 

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Solihull
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A natural amphitheatre where the Estonians sang fro freedom and celebrate with a festival every five years, but also the venue for top stars of the world of music for their concerts in Estonia

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Our tour guide, Eva-Marie, took us to the concert grounds. This is where the Estonian Singing Revolution happened. The Estonians are a remarkable people. The story of how they peacefully broke away from the Soviet system brought tears to our eyes.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our Tour stopped here for a quick photo stop. We did not realize the significance of this venue till we read up on it later. In summer of 1988, over a fourth of the entire population of Tallinn gathered here to sing, and start the ball rolling for Independence. There is a very large Statue of Gustav Ernesaks looking wistfully... More 

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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

simply knowing the history of this place makes it worth a stop even if no events are going on; currently have national songs playing from the benches, even when no events are occurring which adds to the effect

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went las summer to the concert of Andreas Boccelli, which was a real big happening in the society of Tallinn. Women dressed in long dresses and men in black. Marvellous atmosphere and an excellent concert

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