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Old Town with Old World Charm



Being the capital and the biggest city with the population of almost 400 thousand, Tallinn is the centre of culture, politics and business. Tallinn’s Old Town belonging to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List is a magnificent blend of a medieval streetscape and modern convenience, with cafes, restaurants, shops and street fairs all easily accessible inside the city walls.

Cobblestones, courtyards and craftsmen.

Experience the Middle Ages with a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, peeking into side alleys, inner courtyards and artisans workshops.

Tradition-bound, alive and alluring.

Traditions like the Old Town Days and medieval markets keep the Hanseatic spirit alive in enchanting venues.

Medieval cuisine with a modern touch.

Tallinners have always enjoyed a hearty meal. Today you can taste a mixture of medieval atmosphere and modern cuisine.

The highly prized value of true craft.

The skills of craftsmen have been passed down for centuries. Search for your favorite among workshops, handicraft shops, and markets.

Layers upon layers of history.

Through the ages, Tallinn’s culture has been molded by its many rulers from east and west. Today the dynamic life of the city pays tribute to its various historical influences.

A modern city with a medieval twist, the Estonian capital is one place where the past is still alive and kicking!

Tallinn has made huge strides in transforming itself into a high-tech, cosmopolitan city over the past decade, but as much as Estonians are proud of the forward-looking nature of their capital, there’s no question that the city’s most valuable treasure is its connection to the past.
The jewel in Tallinn’s crown is its medieval city centre, otherwise known as Old Town. This web of winding cobblestone streets and properties, dating mainly from the 11th to 15th centuries, has been preserved nearly in its entirety thanks to a strong defensive wall - much of which is still standing - and a strict ban on the use of combustible building material. That bit of foresight means that 21st-century visitors can still stroll through Old Town’s streets, wandering past the same churches, squares, towers, and rows of peak-roofed houses that their predecessors did centuries ago. Considering that this is the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe, it came as no surprise when, in 1997, UNESCO decided to add Tallinn’s Old Town to its World Heritage list. Simply put, Old Town captures the feeling of the medieval era like no other place in the world.

 
  Today, 13.12
  -1..4   Cloudy with clear spells. In the morning locally sleet and rain, in afternoon new area of sleet and rain is approaching to islands and spreading to mainland. Southwest, south wind 7-12, in gusts 15, on islands and coasts 9-14, in gusts up to 20 m/s. Air temperature is -1..+4°C.
  Thursday, 14.12
-3..2   Night: Variable clouds and mainly dry. Southwest, south wind increasing 7-12, in gusts 15 m/s, on islands and coast 10-15, in gusts 18-22 m/s. Air temperature is 0..-3, on islands up to +2°C. Day: Cloudiness is thickening. In the afternoon from islands is starting to snow, sleet and its   spreading to mainland. South, southeast wind 8-12, in gusts 15, on islands and coast 10-15,  in gusts 18-22 m/s. Air temperature is 0..-2, on islands up to +2°C.
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  Friday, 15.12
-3..2   Night: Overcast. Snow, sleet, in the morning on islands rain too. Southeast, south wind 4-9 m/s, in northern coast 6-12, in gusts 15 m/s. Air temperature is -3..+2°C. Day: Cloudy with clear spells. Before noon in many places mostly sleet and rain, in the afternoon mainly dry. Southwest, south wind 5-11, on islands and coast up to 14 m/s. Air temperature is 0..+4°C.
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  Saturday, 16.12
-4..2   Night: Cloudy with clear spells. In  places snow and sleet, on islands rain too. Southeast, south wind 3-8, on islands and western coast 5-11, in gusts 14 m/s. Air temperature is 0..-4, on western coast locally +2°C. Day: Cloudy with clear spells. In  places some snow and sleet, on islands rain too. Southeast, south wind 3-8, on islands and on western coast 5-11, in gusts to 14 m/s. Air temperature is -1..+3°C.
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