Patkuli Stairs, Tallinn

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  • Having borrowed small streets, we arrive on the belvedere (of which there are two places, close enough). The view is very nice. According to the times of the day (and the weather) there are more or less tourists. I advise you to 19-20 h. I started well the discovery of a city with a site in height, to get an overview and better identify.
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  • Great views over the Old town, it is the place to take postcard-perfect photographs. However there are a lot of tourists that push around and a lot of rude people after e.g. 11 am, so come early in th...  more »
  • Come here to experience the amazing panoramic views of Tallilnn. Unbeatable.Just take it all in. Come later on the evening when there are less people. Just get lost in the winding cobbled streets and ...  more »
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  • Amazing view. If you enter the castle through the long leg gate tower on the Rataskaevu street (from the old city) you don't need to climb the stairs)
  • Towering over Tallinn with the best view of Old Town...winding staircase back into town.
  • The stairs of history. Patkuli staircase is a historical staircase in the center of old city of Tallinn, on the northern side of Toompea Hills. This stairway connects the lower town from the Toompea Baltic station side. Patkul staircase begins at Nunne street (Nunne tänava) next near Snell moat (Schnelli tiiki), an artificial moat, surrounding Toompark (Toompargi) at the north side of Toompea hill, and along the ridge rises to Peace Court Street (Rahukohtu tänav) in the area between 3 and 5 buildings is located the Patkul viewing platform. These stairs were built in 1903 and opened on 6th October 1903. There are 157 steps on the staircase and ending up to the gates, which used to open from eight to five, at the beginning of the century, and which were indicated by open hoisted flag, so that the citizens of the city did not climb up unnecessarily when the gates were closed.
  • Nice view from the top. And good way of training while going upstairs ;)
  • Scenic view of Tallinn from height after passing through the important government buildings.

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