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Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn

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Gothic architectural style defines Tallinn Town Hall, a 15th-century building with a 64 m (210 ft) tall tower crowned by "Old Thomas," a weather vane that has come to serve as a symbol of Tallinn. Explore the network of rooms within, complete with decorative pillars, arched ceilings, and fireplaces, and take in the setting that saw many of the city council's most important decisions. You can climb the 115 steps up to the tower's belfry, from where you'll get a sweeping view of the square below and the city's many spires. Keep in mind that public access to the building varies by season, so be sure to check the website to ensure it's open. Plan your visit to Tallinn Town Hall and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tallinn trip builder.
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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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  • This is one of the best extant examples of a Late Medieval Town Hall in Europe. Dating from the middle of the 15th century, it is an exceptionally well-preserved medieval monument, which graces Tallin...  more »
  • Almost 120 steps to reach the highest point of the tower, but worth the view... breath deeply, take it easy, you won´t regret the effort!  more »
  • When we reached the townhall square, the imposing Gothic building is of Town Hall. It was the center of civic rule from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.Though a previous town hall stood here...  more »
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  • After a walking tour of old town Tallinn, we had time to ourselves. We chose to sit outside at a cafe across from the Tallinn Town Hall. It's an ideal observation point to watch people and the flow of life in this beautiful city. After refreshments, we walked and visited various shops, bookstores, curious, etc. - of which there are plenty. A satisfying day for an all too short visit to Tallinn.
  • Stunning from the outside. Haven't had a chance to step indoors yet! Love the market which is held in the town square during Christmas time and summer. Always feel a little bit of magic here in Old Town Tallinn.
  • Great area! Beautiful historic building located on the main piazza.
  • Beautiful historic public square. Lots of restaurants and souvenir shops in the area.
  • Worth a visit. They only accept cash