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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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  • The most beautiful old town in Europe (well, except for that of Prague). Love to come back here again and again and each time discover new places
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  • Tallinn's old town is worth experiencing. Here you will find every visit to something that was not previously taken note of ... The old town is largely a carefully restored. One of the pearls of the Baltic Hansa!
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  • Thanks to good merchants town surrendered without a fight and preserved for centuries, its unique architecture. More than 2 km of interconnected bastion fortifications, more than 20 with superfluous towers are a small part of the historic heritage of the city. Gorgeous historical center, many shops in historic buildings, one of Europe's oldest pharmacy gladly come back again.
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