Tallinn Town Wall
Tallinn Town Wall
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ColR1
London, UK139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
First off, as of Dec 2022 this attraction doesnt accept card "cash-only" We only wanted to walk along the wall and to see inside the tower which we did. I would say if you're unsure about visiting it, dont. You can get much better views of the city elsewhere (for free) and in high tourist season the single way stairs must be murder to negotiate.
Written January 2, 2023
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midway42
Georgia3,107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Constructed and developed over centuries, the predecessors to todays enclosures were constructed from local limestone in the latter half of the 13th century. Tallinn’s current city walls reached a peak of effectiveness and continuity in the 1500’s, comprising 40 towers and an outer moat; artillery demanded new, squat constructions such as Kiek-in-de-kok over the earlier tall, thin columns. As the years progressed the defensive fortifications gradually became obsolete, and only about half of the towers and an equal amount of wall remains.

Girding the Old Town, the towers vary in their roles, from housing museums (the maritime museum in Fat Margaret) to providing access to the ramparts above (Nun’s Tower) to, well, just being a decorative tower (on either side of the Viru gate). I visited various parts of the walls either while seeing a museum inside or as a dedicated stopover to see the wall itself. There are ten excellent metal storyboards at various locations, giving thorough descriptions of the applicable site of the wall or tower in English. A detailed diorama in the City Museum shows the intact fortifications at their peak.

In summary, the city walls are equally impossible to miss and difficult to find. It’s tough to make sense of this attraction in its entirety because it is so spread out over a large area and would take the better part of a day or more to process. If you have several days to spare in Tallinn by all means pay attention to your surroundings and you will be rewarded with excellent views and innumerable historical anecdotes.
Written May 24, 2022
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Roger B
Rugby, UK15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We decided to go on the city wall at Linnamüür. Cost 3 euros per person cash only.
First experience was the worst attitude we have seen in a long time. We were asked for coins, but having just arrived we did not have 6 euros in coins for the 2 of us. Gave a 10 euro note....4 euros change was a 2 euro coin plus small change - 36 coins in total! Member of staff had a second 2 euro coin but would not release this even when asked.
Views from the wall were OK, but better ones are available from free viewing points.
Inside of 2 towers was accessed by very steep stairs, OK, but nothing special. Views from the towers were all through plastic windows and again not remarkable.
Written September 13, 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The museum inside the towers of the walls was interesting and there were some good photo ops from the walls too. It is well worth a few hours of your time. I thought the "haunted" tower with the information on Tallinn's psychic/paranormal clubs of the 1920s and 30s was unique.
Written October 21, 2021
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK2,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The oldest parts of the of the wall date from the 13th century. Ultimately it became one of the strongest defences in Europe. Much of it is still there today. We visited Long Leg Gate (Pika Jala Varavatorn), Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Hellman Tower (Hellemani Forn), Viru Gate (Viru Varav) and Kiek in de Kok. They are not all uniform in shape, although many are similar. You can walk along part of the wall near the Hellman Tower. So much history all around and very interesting indeed.
Written August 29, 2023
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Toptrekkers
Cheshire54 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a relatively short section of wall that's open , sparsely labelled with steep access steps. Only a couple of euros but really not worth that. We were the only ones there and I could see why. Don't bother.
Written February 19, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2010
We walked on the inside and outside of the wall many times during our visit to Tallin last summer. It offers a very nice and peaceful setting for a stroll amongst the numerous streets of Tallin.

You can also enjoy the wall for a fee, can't recall the price, at several points where you can climb up and walk along certain stretches of the wall. You can enter near the three large towers towards the back of the city centre, somewhat near to Nevsky Cathedral. There was also a place to go up top near the gate of the city on the other side. Overall the Wall is fantastic for photographs, making an important inclusion in the iconic images of old Tallin. Its a very nice compliment to the city centre. You will see it and be able to enjoy its presence many times during a visit to Tallin. However, we are not sure if its worth the money to climb the wall, just for the sake of doing so.
Written May 19, 2011
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Janice M
Bethesda, MD135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The three towers accessible from inside the wall are available for a small fee and offer lots of fun climbing and walking the ramparts. If you go outside the wall, there is a tower containing a pottery studio and exhibit space. You can enter it for free and climb to the top. It's a nice brief walk through a flower garden to get there.
Written August 23, 2010
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Chiennah
Sheffield, UK109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We did enjoy our visit to part of the town wall. I don't know the name of the towers we entered, but we paid a small amount and had access to three towers with good views from each. But I hadn't been warned about the steps - very steep. First there was a narrow spiral staircase, then a flight of dark uneven steps - not many though. It's no problem for young and/or fit people, but I had trouble getting back down. My legs were aching so much from straining that we didn't get up the third tower! However, my partner was fine.
Written August 11, 2009
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
As you are heading up or down from the Toompea Hill area to the Olde Towne (or visa versa) this cobblestone street is lined with artists and their works and handicrafts. The wall continues around the olde city with towers scattered defensively around. Several gates allow entry to and through this ancient bastion. This fantastic structure dominates the cities skyline.
Written February 16, 2015
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