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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn
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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Make Tallinn Old Town a part of your Tallinn vacation plans using our Tallinn vacation builder.
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  • Christmas market is just so wonderful. There was also almost half of the cheaper products, compared to eg. the territory of the port. Just the best place to visit even if it is full of tourists.
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  • The atmospheric Christmas market with the sale of wonderful crafts and cuisine. The buildings are very beautiful and photogenic, fun details can be found in abundance.
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  • Very beautiful old town with nice atmosphere. Nice small alleys, lovely houses and little shops- Especilla at Christmas time amazing!