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Toompea Castle

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The original Danish castle, which was built in 1219, was later destroyed and replaced by a new castle in the 14th century that served as the seat of the Knights of the Sword for several centuries.
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Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Now it is the Estonia parliament, but before it was a danish castle. The architecture was nice and it has a very nice colour.. Pink!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

One of the most beautiful parts of Tallinn with great history and most preserved part of the old walls. For some reason there were very few tourists here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

At the top of the Old Town of Tallinn sits this beautiful park and castle. Definitely worth a stroll up to view the sights.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Sited on Toompea Hill this is a well preserved and beautiful Castle, Tallinn certainly knows how to entertain its visitors with all the fine attractions.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This old renewed building is where the Parliament of Estonia sits. its pink color gives it a little touch of cuteness. We could not go inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Up on the hill sits the old castle...really a more modern front has replace the oldness...it's a pink front...underwhelming to some I'm sure, but still historical

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Thanks for your help! (1 Replies)
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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You are very welcome and I'm glad you found us helpful.
TheGreatestNomad
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|
Response fromWelshtraveller111|
My trip report covers theses areas and will give you lots of tips:- https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g274… Have a great time.
nnnia
Tel Aviv, Israel
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|
Response fromcitybike|
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