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Toompea Castle

Toompea Hill, Upper Town, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 631 6537
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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
+372 631 6537
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right by stop 6 of the hop on, hop off bus red route. Lots to see in this area. The castle complex is made up of different part built at different times, the oldest part I believe being to medieval Tall Hermann's Tower on one...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Toompea Castle" is situated on Toompea hill and is the seat of the Estonia Government.This castle is a ancient site in use as a Fortress since the 9th century.The present castle with its baroque facade was built between 1767 and 1773 on the crumbling ruins...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty place but a little underwhelming. It was wet when we were there so that probably affected our mindset a little. It's a gorgeous town but some of the other buildings were more impressive for us.

Thank almond6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site can be seen from the area around the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and across it, the nowadays, the seat of Estonian Parliament ( the Riigikogu) settled in a pink, Baroque palace, dating to the time of Catherine the Great. The castle itself, is perched...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This hilltop castle dates from the 9th C. but the fortress was rebuilt from 1227 on and is located on Toompea Hill which is just west of the lower Tallinn Old Town. The south end of the castle features a high crenellated wall that is...More

1  Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Not too far from the city center, walking distance. We just walked around it and it was gorgeous. Worth having a walk and see it.

1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed August 7, 2017

The castle itself is not as impressive as one is led to believe. But, the tower is from the Middle Ages - built in the 14th century, I believe. It adds colour to a city that does not have a lot going for it from...More

1  Thank MarinoDA
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is an impressive castle and tower and worth a look on any walking tour of the upper town in Tallinn.

1  Thank Codiak!
Reviewed July 31, 2017

So based off the research my husband did - it's only open on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon for an English tour. Otherwise, no luck! I understand it is used for Parliament now, but we were looking forward to climbing the tower.

1  Thank Gabriel Y
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This is such a gorgeous city! Filled with beautiful restaurants and Boutique shops, the Old Town city has much to see and do. Wander around the streets and along the ramparts. Climb up inside the cities Town Hall Tower or watch the sunset from atop...More

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