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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5836 1161
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this by accident - managed to catch a glimpse both at day and at night and was not disappointed - quite the romantic spot to take a partner!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeeCanham1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

Toompea Hill hosts a variety of places of interest. With that said, it's not just a hill. Rather than visiting the "hill", you'd be seeing some most famous spots, such as the viewpoints, the churches, etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LusiaSL
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really worth climbing to Toompea. Beautifull buildings including churchs, parliament, embassies etc. View from the top is like nowhere else. In wintertime prepare for cold wind.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pantteri67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come for incredible views and photos. We went at sunrise, clear afternoons, and sunsets. Bring comfy shoes for the steep climb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mo_vaca_needed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the way to climb the hill is a bit tricky - or shall I say hidden - once you have reached one of the lookouts its certainty is a breath taking view. On the hill itself there are a few shops, the parliament, church...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked from the Old Town, this area had so many cobblestone streets, every and each one of the buildings were well kept and so very very lovely, when you are in the area, make sure to go into the Post Office, buy a few postcards...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full of history this is the highest point of Tallinn. It has had various forts and fortifications and is home to the Estonian parliament, tall Herman tower, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, many embassies and more. There are amazing views out across the city as well as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBroadbents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get some amazing views of the city here. If you're walking around the old town you're going to get here eventually as it's not far from the town hall.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mbrnardic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the walk or run out to here to enjoy some of the amazing views and architecture of historical Tallinn.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank redmist82
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The walk up is really nice and there are some restaurants, museums and shops at the top too. The views from the city are amazing.

Date of experience: January 2018
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from lynclarke | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, a vinyl record club was apparently selling or trading vinyl records. They had there cars parked very near Toompea. Is there a reason why you want to go there specifically? The Cathedral? Otherwise the... More
June 7, 2018|
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Response from markr2306 | Reviewed this property |
the climb isn't too bad, its fairly gradual - i would think ok at any age for anyone even slightly fit. The views from the top are great and it is where you find the orthodox cathedral which is worth visiting
January 17, 2018|
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Response from TabathaSoltay | Reviewed this property |
There are actually a few ways up, but they are all steep and some involve stairs. I would take the road not the stairs, the ones I stumbled on to walk up are not only steep, they are uneven. Start in Freedom Square and... More
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A day(trip) in Tallinn (6 Replies)
Hi, I will be doing a day trip to Tallinn next week from Helsinki, can you give me some advise if I will be able to cover all these? I am looking at the 9.30am arrival ferry and departing at 7.30pm. To save time, I will take a taxi to Kadriog Park/Palace. Then, take taxi to Toompea Hill (have lunch there), then walk around the lower old town, have early dinner and head back to ferry. I saw some advise to skip Kadriog as there is a lot to see in the Old Town and I won't have enough time....More
November 11, 2017|
Response fromJohntheFinn|
Ten hours will give you enough time for Kadriorg Park as well. Watch out for rip-off taxis, charges vary a lot. I usually take Tallink or Tulika takso, they are reasonably priced. Beware of similar names. Since your day trip is quite long, it's a good idea to book a cabin on the ferry so you can have a rest.
One day in Tallinn (3 Replies)
With only one day in Tallinn (on a cruise) we plan to visit reccomended sites but would like to know how to get around. We are interested in the Open Air Museum, Toompea Hill and of course the Old Town. Are they all within walking distance or do we take a bus, ect? Thank you!
June 26, 2008|
Response fromDjorven|
Toompea Hill is in the old town. And everywhere in the old town is in walking distance (a lot of it is only pedestrian anyway) but I would take a taxi to the open air museum and back since you only have one day to speed things up.
How much can we do in a day stop? (1 Replies)
We will be in port from 9 to 4:30 and will get off as soon as possible , but try to be back close to the port around 3:15pm. Do you think it would be possible to go the the Old town, Toompea Hill, The TV tower, the tunnels and the open air museum. I saw the day we are there (may 28th) the open air museum is having a special folklore dance starting at 2:00 I think that would be cool to see for even 15 minutes ,but would it be possible to do that and make it back to the port area in time? ...More
April 29, 2017|
Response fromJohntheFinn|
Depends on how much you want to pack into your day, but I'd forget the TV tower. That's some way out of town and you'd be cramming in too much. You could just about make it by taxi but you'd be skimping on the Old Town, which should be the main focus of your few hours in Estonia. The only way you're going to make the dance display at the open-air museum is to get a taxi there and have it waiting to take you to the cruise port. The museum itself is worth more time than you can spend there. ...More