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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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  • Fantastic nice town! You are in Tallinn, you need to actually see only few hours to wander around here. Go into the small side streets, where you will find all of a sudden a tax:D
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  • Sounds like a theme park of the middle ages, the city is very nice, full of tourists, restaurants and shops. A delight.
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  • One of the highlights of our Baltics tour . Tallinn old town ... We stayed at Oleviste Residents -reviewed separately- , right in the heart of old town , which allowed us to do everything on foot . Be...  more »