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TallinnEstonia

Famed for its narrow, cobblestone streets and medieval monuments, Tallinn also offers parks, café culture and nightlife.

See medieval buildings, a replica 18th-century village and traditional industries such as glass-blowing in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, in northern Europe.

Tallinn’s heart is its Old Town, which is a great place to start your visit. A World Heritage Site, this area was built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Here you’ll find major Tallinn attractions, including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Danish King’s Gardens. Go to St. Catherine’s Passage to watch glass-blowers and pottery workers in the St. Catherine’s Guild workshops. Enjoy views of the city from the castle on Toompea Hill.

The Old Town’s narrow, cobblestone streets are ideal for walking and some have become fashionable shopping areas. Among these is the street of Viru, where you can buy Vana Tallinn, a rum-based liqueur.

Tallinn’s culture is celebrated in a collection of museums. Learn about the fight for independence at the Museum of Occupations. Find Estonian classics at the KUMU Art Museum. Kids will enjoy exploring the Open Air Museum. This 197-acre (80-hectare) complex is a life-size portrayal of an 18th-century rural village.

While history and culture abound in Tallinn, the city also entertains with its cafés and nightlife. You can sample hand-crafted chocolate at Chocolats de Pierre, in the city’s oldest courtyard, or people-watch from the outdoor terraces on Town Hall Square. Beer is Tallinn’s drink of choice. Try local brews at the lively Hell Hunt pub.

To explore beyond the city center, rent a bike and take advantage of over 93 miles (150 kilometers) of bicycle lanes. The woodland park of Kadriorg is just a short ride away from the center. Check out the galleries of the Baroque palace. Peter the Great commissioned the palace for his wife. Nearby, don’t miss out on a day at Pirita, the city’s favorite beach.

Come to Tallinn in winter to experience the city’s magical Christmas markets. They offer a great opportunity to sample local food, including sauerkraut and blood sausage, and buy local arts and crafts.

Where to stay in Tallinn

Top Hotels in Tallinn

Swissotel Tallinn
Swissotel Tallinn
5 out of 5
Tornimae 3, Tallinn
The price is ¥10,222 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in Kesklinn, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tallinn Central Market, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 1.1 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (974 reviews)
Amazing

"Amazing staff and very relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Swissotel Tallinn
Go Hotel Shnelli
Go Hotel Shnelli
3 out of 5
Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn
The price is ¥3,407 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

This family-friendly Tallinn hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Balti Jamm Market, Town Hall Square, and Telliskivi Creative City. ...

3.8/5Good! (982 reviews)

"Hotel was in a nice place, large public park on other side of road. Good service, staff was kind and helpful. There was no minibar in the room which surprised us and a nightclub on the other side of th railroad tracks played loud music until 4 am, not nice."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Go Hotel Shnelli
Center Hotel
Center Hotel
2 out of 5
Narva mantee str 24, Tallinn
The price is ¥3,067 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in Kesklinn, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Viru Keskus Shopping Centre, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 0.8 mi ...

3.6/5Good! (149 reviews)

"Decent but basic room with good breakfast included and helpful staff. The only problem was loud traffic noise at night due to busy road and possibly the room should have kettle and coffee/tea making facilities but that's just an idea."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Center Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Tallinn

Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
4 out of 5
Poordi 1, Tallinn, Harjumaa

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Rottermann Quarter, Viru Keskus Shopping Centre, and Port of Tallinn. Estonian National ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
9 out of 10.

"Very quiet. Specious apartment. Close transportation."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Tallinn Luxury Apartments with sauna and old town view
Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
3.5 out of 5
Vana Posti 7, Tallinn
The price is ¥4,998 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is steps from Tallinn Tourist Information Centre, Tallinn Town Hall, and Town Hall Square. Port of Tallinn is 1 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (163 reviews)

"We had an excellent experience at TCA. Gteat for families and a perfect location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Tallinn City Apartments Old Town Suites
Hilltop Apartments City Centre
Hilltop Apartments City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Narva maantee 40, Tallinn
The price is ¥3,737 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in Kadriorg, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tallinn University, Port of Tallinn, and Tallinn Town Hall. Town Hall Square is 1 mi (1.7 km) away. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"Decoration and design was amazing, and apartment had all the amenitis. Also location was not bad. But there few issues: its not possible to fully open the window, ouside is light turned on all night and its not possible to fully cover the light, bed was sofa matrace, not the best :)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hilltop Apartments City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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