Hellemann Tower

Hellemann Tower, Tallinn: Tickets, Tours, Address, Hellemann Tower Reviews: 4/5

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qferryman
South Queensferry, UK74 contributions
Great view across the Old Town
Aug 2020
Only 3 euros each to climb up on the city wall, but not recommended for those scared of heights. The wall contains a wooden walkway connecting two towers. the whole walk way is about 250 yards long with Helleman in the middle of this walkway. One end was sealed after after a 1 00 yards (metres), but the other way connected to another tower. Looking over the parapet you realise you are higher than you think, but it means you get good views over the Old Town. The other tower has two further floors so you can get even better views. Climb to the very top floor is short, narrow and steep
Written September 6, 2020
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,234 contributions
Iconic Tallinn landmark
Jul 2019
For me, this should be number 1 on the TA list for Tallinn. This is visually iconic and beautiful. I could not stop taking pictures of the towers. The best photos were from just outside the wall, on the grass, with the towers lined up in your field of view. Great for photographers.

Just wish I had time to walk the wall as well.
Written January 11, 2020
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tufty1940
Inverurie, UK217 contributions
Worthwhile
Nov 2019 • Couples
Interesting historical tower as part of Town Wall. Very worthwhile and again historical with superb photo opportunities
Written November 24, 2019
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,661 contributions
Highly recommended if you are good with steps and do not have small children.
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is the longest part of the original mediaeval city wall that it is possible to climb and walk along and for a small price of 4 euros it is well worth doing.
From this end the spiral staircase takes you to the wooden walk way on the first floor and then the staircase continues upwards to the top of the tower. At each level there is a lot of information provided in both English and local language to the history of Tallinn and the defensive walls in particular.
The wooden walkway affords very good views over Tallinn and will take you to the tower at the other end of the walkway from where you can find additional information and usually an art exhibition on the ground floor before exiting onto street level. However usual European health and safety rules do not operate here and there are no barriers or safety nets, so I possibly would not recommend this for families with small children as it probably would not be the most relaxing of walks.
Written October 20, 2019
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Tony and Joy W
Bridgwater, UK555 contributions
Great Views of the City from the Walls and Tower
Aug 2019
Although not suitable for young children and older people, it's well worth the climb up the spiral stairs onto the city walls and towers. Here you get some great views. Adult ticket cost 4 Euros and was well worth it. Highly recommended if you can manage the many steps to climb up.
Written September 18, 2019
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,289 contributions
Wonder that was Tallinn.
Aug 2019 • Couples
This Tower, now restored, was built during 15th century as protection to Viru Gates. There are three floors and remnants from past stored inside. View from top gallery is enchanting as it provides lovely glance to spires of old town structures and also to present food hub. There a admission ticket and not many crowds. Must see to understand the historical context of Estonia from medieval times.
Written September 9, 2019
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Zane Z
Riga, Latvia258 contributions
Tower walk
Aug 2019 • Couples
Another great stroll around city walls. Entrance is free with Tallinn card. There is nothing more to see than the views.
Written September 8, 2019
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Dionne N
57 contributions
Good views
Aug 2019 • Solo
Cost me €3 which I thought was reasonable. Good amount of wall to wall and take photos. It you climb the tower you get an even better view.
Written August 26, 2019
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
Climb the walls!
Jul 2019
Located close to Viru gates you will find a way to climb one of the city's old tower to take in some of Tallinn's history. After climbing up the 14th-century tower we could stroll atop its 200m stretch of Town Wall. The views were by no means fantastic. But with some imagination one can let your fantasy bring you back to the time it was used for Tallinn's medieval defences. This three-storey tower has at different times been used as a prison and a weapons store.
Written August 18, 2019
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JohnCracknell
Hayling Island, UK1,025 contributions
Worth a visit for the views
Jul 2019
Generally this is a wooden walkway high above the street of the same name. Many steps up the tower to reach the walkway. Reasonable views of the area from up there.
Written August 13, 2019
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