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The House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads is the only surviving Renaissance building in Tallinn. A residence probably existed at this location already in the 14th century. The Brotherhood of Black Heads bought the property in the first half of the...more
A lovely building in the centre of the Old Town, the House of the Blackheads was closed when we were there, but there is a board outside explaing its history and that of the Tallinn Brotherhood of Blackheads, established in 1399.
Fabulous red, green and...More
Great to see from the outside but I don’t think it’s worth the money it cost to go inside. Does provide you with background to the use of the building and the Blackheads and you get too see the main hall.
This is somewhat smaller and less ornate to its better known Riga counterpart, but the building served the same function nevertheless as headquarters for the organisation which bears its name. Although it is not open to the public, it is worth a stop no doubt...More
This central structure, completely destroyed by German, then Russian bombing in/after WW2, has been restored in detail and offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval culture, with a twist. The House was and is really a social benevolent club, started by a group of male traders...More
The Brotherhood of the Blackheads is an association of local unmarried merchants, ship owners, and foreigners in Estonia and Latvia. It was founded as a military organization but the non-military aspects of the association gradually became more pronounced until the Brotherhood became a predominantly social...More
This is very different then the one in Riga. It is actually not truly open to the public but used as center for affairs and performances. The upper floors are private and I believe house offices. However, the women in charge was kind enough to...More
As I mentioned before, this street of Pikk was a truly revelation for us, in the sense of the beauty of the buildings situated there. Just starting almost from Raekoda Plats and going upward, there are on both sides of street a plenty of beautiful...More