• Town Hall Square

Tallinn

The Russian-influenced, full-of-life capital of Estonia, Tallinn is a rising star in the tourism world, thanks to its strategic location; its perfectly preserved Old Town, bursting with quaint sightseeing options; and its remarkable economic boom since throwing off Soviet shackles just over two decades ago. Tallinn feels ages away from its Soviet past — having eagerly reclaimed its unique Nordic identity. Estonian pride is in the air...and it's catching.

At a Glance

▲▲▲ Tallinn's Old Town Well-preserved medieval center with cobblestoned lanes, gabled houses, historic churches, and turreted city walls.

▲▲ Kumu Art Museum The best of contemporary Estonian art displayed in a strikingly modern building.

Museum of Occupation Estonia's tumultuous, sometimes secret history under Soviet and Nazi occupiers from 1940 to 1991.

Kadriorg Park Vast, strollable oasis with the palace gardens, Kumu Art Museum, and a palace built by Tsar Peter the Great.

Song Festival Grounds National monument and open-air theater where Estonians sang for freedom.

Estonian Open-Air Museum Authentic farm and village buildings preserved in a forested parkland.

Town Hall and Tower Gothic building with history museum and climbable tower on the Old Town's main square.

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  • Nevsky Cathedral Exterior, Tallinn, Estonia

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