Toompea Castle, Tallinn

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Home to the Estonian parliament, Toompea Castle sits at the epicenter of Estonian history. Throughout the ages it served as the military and administrative center for different rulers of the area, from local lords to Danes, Teutonic knights, Swedes, and Russians. The abundance of architectural and artistic styles reflects the castle's rich history, and its tallest tower proudly flies the national flag. Free tours are offered periodically, but you'll need to have a valid ID for a security check. Put Toompea Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tallinn sightseeing planning tool .
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  • The castle with the long Herrmann is very impressive from the outside and the environment also very nice to look at. Just when the weather's really makes fun to go for a walk here.
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  • This castle is now the seat of èparlamento and therefore not open to the public. Located at the apex of the Hill right in front of the Cathedral. Definitely worth the climb up here maybe to see a few Estonian parliamentary.
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  • Founded by the Danish King by Woldemar in 13 century. Therefore another name-the fortress of the Danes. For a long time served as a Danish military outpost. Stunned for a time belonged to the order of the brothers. As they say, is almost completely preserved guides, i.e. we see it now in the same form as she looked 800 years ago. Of course, any restoration, restructuring, but the total natural middle ages.
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  • It is a good walk around the old city. Makes for a good one day tour. We arrived in the morning from Helsinki and left close to 4. Grab a map of the local area and have fun walking around.
  • Closed area. Group pre-booking needed for excursion. Nice view to city from Pikk Hermann tower.
  • Toompea castle which is also the home to the Estonian parliament, it is a beautiful building with an extraordinary setting at the top of the town surrounded by the city walls. There is a nice square in front of the building and a park to the left where you can overlook thev town from above. The tour and opening times changes so check their website.
  • Great views and location. Nicely preserved building. Definitely worth the stop. Plus a good place to catch the hop on hop off bus if you want to see the city.
  • Tallinn once consisted of two feuding medieval towns separated by a wall. The upper town—on the hill, called Toompea—was the seat of government ruling Estonia. The lower town was an autonomous Hanseatic trading center filled with German, Danish, and Swedish merchants who hired Estonians to do the hardwork!

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