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Toompea Hill

Address: Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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Ranked #3 of 159 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great view of old town and new town in the same time. It is big contrast to see old town and new high buildings next to each other. But interesting for my opinion. And walk up is very nice one. You can choose stairs or walk from old town.

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A must is to visit Toompea Hill. You will find the German Ambassador Residence, the Finnish and French and Canadian Embassy, the beautiful russian Church Aleksander Nevski (which is a MUST to visit) and the Cathedral St. Mary or also named Dome Church, which was build in 13th century by the Danes.Inside you will find plenty of coats-of-arms and different... More 

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Johvi, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

you can see part of the city from there, nothing spectacular, nice green surrounding. you should visiti it in spring.

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WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As our cruise ship was being piloted into Tallinn, we could see Toompea Hill. We took a tour that let us walk around this medieval heart of Tallinn, with it's cobblestone streets, amphitheater, Russian Orthadox Cathedral, Toompea Castle, the salmon-colored (pink?) Estonian Parliament building, and St. Mary's Cathedral. You can tour both the Russian Orthadox and St. Mary's Cathedrals. You... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Toompea Hill is easiest to get to from Old Town. We walked around the outside of Old Town, which ended up being the long way, but we did get to see some of the other sites and modern buildings nearby. Dont expect to spend too much time here, as it's mostly a viewing location more than anything else. They had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

During winter when Tallinn is covered in snow this is an especially nice place to see out over the old town. Its a short climb from the main square and although there isn't much to do up there the cathedral is there to so its worth the walk.

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ISTANBUL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

City viewing platforms at Toompea hill to see old town cathedrals, towers, red roofed nice&old buildings, old city walls. And it was great to become friends with domesticated seagulls viewing the city from the walls next to you.

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london, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we visited Toompea Hill with our guide from the tourist information centre, although it was snowing there are great views, as well as the Estonia Parliment and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a must if you are visiting Tallin.

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Lysekil, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Combined with the walk in the Old Town of Tallinn this is must, because they belong to each other. To watch the view over Tallinn this is definitely a good option instead of the tv tower outside Tallinn and without Toompea Hill something had get lost with the walk in the lover parts of The Old Town of Tallinn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The free guided tour from the Tourist office at 12 noon. The young lady guide was superb; her name was Linne Toomse - funny, clever and altogether brilliant.

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