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Dating from at least the 9th Century, this has been a fort, castle, palace and is now the Estonian Parliament building with a modern soothing pink façade. Plaques nearby tell of the history. Looking out from here over the wall and spires of the Old...More
Walked up 'The long way' to reach the castle. Once there, we could see the blue, black and white of the national Estonian flag flying on top of the Tall Tower. The castle has been home to the rulers and conquerors of Estonia.
The Toompea Castle is on top of Toompea Hill opposite the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral pink building with large Tower.
Has been a Fortress since 9 century its now houses the Estonia Government, you could not enter the building. I myself was not that impressed, but...More
Located right across from the Alexander Nivsky Church in the upper section of old town, this has a more traditional front facade while the rear section very much appears like an old castle with a high wall and tower. You can stroll by this place...More
Thanks to all those who helped me plan my day trip to Tallinn! Sorry, I am a little late in posting :( We did go to Tallinn on a day trip from Helsinki in Aug 09. We used Tallink ferry - great service! Fantastic "boat" - more like a cruise ship :) Wanderd around old town the whole day returning to Helsinki in the evening. Saw Raejoka platt, the old pharmacy, Toompea castle, Nevsky cathedral. Nevsky cathedral was the highlight for me - looks grand. Did also saw the old KGB HQ -...More
February 01, 2010|
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Tour of old town (12 Replies)
Hi, I am visiting Tallinn on 12th and 13th Dec. I reach Tallinn at 11 am. I am planning on seeing the old town on the first day along with the seaplane harbour. I have the Tallinn Card and would like to visit Toompea Castle, museums, Kiek in de kok and Bastian passages, the viewing platforms etc at length, apart from walking along the lanes of old town. I am a history buff and was planning in attending as many tours inside these heritage monuments as possible. How many hours do you...More
November 02, 2017|
My trip report covers theses areas and will give you lots of tips:- https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g274… Have a great time.
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Taking a bus from cruise terminal to Hotel Tallinn (1 Replies)
We will be visiting Tallinn on a cruise soon. The ship will be at Sadama str 58. Is there a public bus going from the ship to the far side of old town, around Hotel Tallinn so we can start our walking tour at Toompea Castle? My parents are in their 80s so we try to minimize the walking.
June 25, 2013|
No such bus. Recommend to take taxi. Some of them stand alongside pier. Will be max 10 EUR per ride. And can take you on top of the Toompea Hill