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Toompea Hill

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Address: Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high...
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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According to the legend, the whole hill of Toompea was heaped up, stone by stone, by Linda the mythological mother of the Estonian nation. Toompea is also famous because of its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

According to the legend, the whole hill of Toompea was heaped up, stone by stone, by Linda the mythological mother of the Estonian nation. Toompea is also famous because of its many notable sites, very popular among tourists: the Castle, the stunning Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (aka the Dome Church) and others. Moreover you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A number of sights in this area, all of them well marked and have display boards explaining what they are about, this area can be picked up the city walking tour

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very hilly as the name mentioned. You get to view the Old Town from the hill as well as neighbouring districts. Worth the visit if you are photogenic.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This along with the lower town below are MUSTS for Tallinn. Here you will experience a variety of of different sites to consume. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, the lookouts and views of the sprawling city below. The artisans displaying their wares, the roasted almonds, bicycling beverage maids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stayed in Old Town at St Peterbourg Hotel late October and really enjoyed the walks in TAllinn, particularly the walk up Toompea and its surrounds. Magnificent views from many outlooks and magical alleys and streets, shops and sites. Also the walk around the walls and those gardens where the moat originally protected the hill were a delight to do in... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

To see the Dome Church, the oldest church in Tallinn, and the Alexander Nevski cathedral (currently under Renovation) you must walk uphill quite a bit. The cobble stone roads can be a challenge in winter weather. The sights are worth it though. Don't miss the cafes and creative shops along the way.

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Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Toompea Hill provides an excellent panorama view of Old Town and of the rest of modern day Tallinn, including the harbor area of ferries leaving to other countries across the Gulf of Finland. Know that there are several viewing sites and you should try to find them all by walking the paths.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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