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Toompea Hill

Lossi Platz, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 139 attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress... more » Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century. « less
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Pontevedra, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Go there when the ferry crowds have left, it is more intimate and quiet, there's more room to take potos more leisurely at the view points and the tiny climb thare is more tan worth it.

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Turku, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This place is worth to visit! Don't forget Your camera! Exellent view over city! Sea look's to be so near!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

...but nothimg more either. Nice churches and authentic walls and buildings. Only tourists and souvenir shops. A must see, but don't expect Prague or Toledo.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view of the city. Well worth a visit. Watch out for pickpockets, someone on our tour was picked while walking through Old Town.

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Old Town is the super highlight of Tallinn---and Toompea Hill provides the vehicle that transports you back to the 13th-16th Century. From several viewing areas, the Old Town's forts, stone, turrets, spires and perfectly-preserved history unfold before you. Go at different times of the day---for varying lighting conditions. Toompea Hill will provide long-lasting memories ---worthy of this World Heritage Site.

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Indiana
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116 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can hardly visit Tallinn without walking the streets. Where the town hall square is the heart of lower Tallinn, Toompea Hill is the heart of the upper side of town. Gorgeous, historic and part of your priceless trip to this city.

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Fareham
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having walked around Tallin, we turned left and was confronted by a 'gate' leading to a *steep road leading where? We thought it was all Tallin, but Toompea is where the rich merchants, and nobility lived. They had their own access road, the Long Leg, which is less steep for the carriages, and the *Short Leg which is much steeper,... More

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Espoo, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Easy to climb up, Toompea Hill offers the best view of the city of Tallinn with its viewpoints. A must climb for anyone visiting Tallinn.

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Lohja, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

walking around vana tallinn is a must and the walk up the hill will give you a good look at the surroundings. also, a nice open air cafe during the summer next to the look out point- and sometimes live music.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is wort climbing all these stairs when coming from the sea side! I had been in Tallinn for a while before found out about that place, so glad I did! It is perhaps a bit hidden but that makes it also more exciting to visit! On our visit there, we also had some posing seagulls, let me tell... More

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