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Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), Tallinn

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Standing as an imposing guard at one of the entrances to the old city of Tallinn, Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)--as it's lovingly known--represents the largest single piece of the town's surviving fortifications. Stop by the tower, which is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum, and examine its massive walls, standing 20 m (66 ft) high and measuring 5 m (16.5 ft) thick in some places. Wander the halls of the 16th-century defensive structure and you'll be treated to a chronological look at Estonia's maritime history. Be sure to climb up to the tower's roof, where you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the sea and the surrounding historical center. Plan your visit to Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tallinn itinerary maker.
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  • Cute and lovely legend tower with another viewing platform, complemented with excellent impressions from the old town, we enjoyed it!
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  • Very unusual Tower, in the evening, new year's vacation was elegantly illuminated. Interesting romantic legend of thick Margarita and long Hermann. Inside were not.
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  • I had read about this building, most famous for its name, so had to see it. It is huge. What is more impressive is the ancient gates/entrance to the city which is next to it and which you go through t...  more »
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  • Good hostel, close to the city center and a tram/bus stop right in front of the door. Nice common area and free sauna in the mornings. Rooms very basic, showers/restrooms could be more and cleaner.
  • Nice hostel with very helpful staff. They have what a hostel should have and it is well situated near the old town of Tallinn.
  • Good hostel
  • Very popular cheap hostel, with great location
  • Clean, cheap and quite maybe need a renovation in some parts