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Toompea Hill, Tallinn
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Home to medieval castle fortifications, a host of churches, and the seat of Estonia's parliament, Toompea Hill has represented the epicenter of power for Tallinn's rulers throughout history. You can make your way from the lower portion of the World Heritage-listed old town to the top of the hill via a long cobbled walkway. You'll pass by a ninth-century fortress that houses the seat of the national government, the Russian Orthodox cathedral, and the 124 m (407 ft) tall church of St. Olaf. For a basic tour of the upper town, follow the remains of the city's walls around their perimeter, stopping for photos at the viewing platforms along the way. To visit Toompea Hill on your holiday in Tallinn, and find out what else Tallinn has to offer, use our Tallinn trip itinerary maker.
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  • Not all medieval cities have the upper city. Walking along, be sure to look to Vishgorod belvederes. And heading to one of them, Patkuli, is likely to pass on the narrow street of Tallinn, popularly called the street Drunken Knight. You can have fun, passing on her widely stretched hands will pass without touching the walls of houses. Especially after the indefinite doses of alcohol (not advertising and not the call!) by the way, in tourist guidebooks of this lane announce one of the narrowest in the world. How to say ... No need to go far even in Europe there are streets that are many times already our trjohmetrovoj. For example, in the UK, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Romania and Spain. But this fact our Street becomes worse.
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  • Don't miss to have the best view of the city, really romantic. The roofs of Tallinn are lovely. Tip: to visit just after dawn. that in December at 8.30 about!
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  • very beautiful! were at sunset. damned arrogant Seagull gladly poses for all visitors. in this place I want to draw
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