Hellemann Tower

Hellemann Tower, Tallinn: Hours, Address, Hellemann Tower Reviews: 4/5

Hellemann Tower
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zwreviews
Belfast, UK55 contributions
Couples
This place is great. It has beautiful views of the old town. The brickwork is beautiful. I got in for free using a Tallinn Card (an excellent purchase when touring Tallinn as most museums, churches and attractions accept them). This is not a place I would’ve thought to pay into if I had not had the card
Written July 16, 2022
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qferryman
South Queensferry, UK74 contributions
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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Toronto, Canada2,247 contributions
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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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
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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Joyjit2013
Zurich, Switzerland43 contributions
Family
Apparently the tower flanks the only portion of the erstwhile old town walls still preserved and hence allowed for tourist sighting. If you are expecting panoramic views of the old town from its top, then it really has nothing much to offer. The wall deck is at an extremely low elevation and stretches only about 100 meters and giving you to look at only one side of the town. So the 3 EUROs can be much better spent going up other prominent towers within the old town and which offers much better and real stunning views (e.g. the Oleviste church tower, Town Hall tower etc.). However, if you want to just get a feel of an historically old observation tower and fortification wall, then you should visit it of course. Also, inside the tower there is a clear depiction of how the complete fortification wall ran around old town finally rounding off at the Toompea castle.
Written August 1, 2017
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Lauren V
Perth, Australia28 contributions
If you're looking for a fun activity when you're in Tallinn, this is well worth considering. For your ticket price, you'll be able to climb this 14th-century tower and stroll atop its 200m stretch of Town Wall for nice views of Tallinn's medieval defences. Plenty of steps so make sure you're prepared for a little climb.
Written August 6, 2019
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Dionne N
58 contributions
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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Max S
Colchester, UK5 contributions
Family
Do not go with young children
Not suitable for elderly
You walk a longs roof top with basically a slatted fence panel protecting you from a 20 metre drop
The fence panels are so big a young child could easily fall through
2019 and no health and safety
Written August 10, 2019
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,256 contributions
Solo
For $4€, you can't go wrong. I found the visit very interesting and worthwhile for the varying views of the old town from different angles, etc. Other locations for panoramic views would be St Olaf's Cathedral, Viewing Platform - Kohtuotsa, Viewing Platform - Patkuli, and the Neitsitorn Museum Cafe.
Written August 3, 2019
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Janmeet M
Faridabad, India352 contributions
Couples
Tallinn has preserved over 20 of its defensive towers. There are three towers in the northwest corner of the old town namely nunna, sauna and Kuldjala. There’s a 3 euro entry ticket. We managed to visit only the nunna tower since we only had 6 hours in Tallinn before we headed back to Helsinki. The original architecture has been preserved, and not much has been done to change anything as such. You will find the staircases without any support, with ropes tied to the ends to grab on to. It can be tricky in parts, so I’d suggest being careful whilst climbing up and down them. You can view the connecting tower from the uppermost window of the tower. They have a fairytale charm to them.
Written May 1, 2019
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