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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. See Toompea Hill and all Tallinn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tallinn journey planner .
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  • Tallinn's old town is rightfully included in the UNESCO list, Vyshgorod-his top. About AMIS has already written its beauty reviews, now some practical tips. Unfortunately, you won't be able to drive a car, only for locals and taxi. Many stairs are not very convenient for mothers with baby carriages and those who have problems with the locomotor system. Here are mostly cafes and numerous souvenir shops. Nothing special in the Cafe did not notice, but in gift prices are very high, especially at amber. No grocery store, no water should be reserved in advance. Climb here stands for the sake of lookouts with spectacular views of the city. Deserves attention and the Duomo, although he concedes on the sizes of the churches of St oleviste and Nicholas. There are numerous old houses and mansions, some are now embassies. The castle itself is closed to visit is the governmental residence. You can see the towers of the old town from the outside, the most famous-Hermann, one of the symbols of Tallinn. The walk itself here according to the principle "aimlessly" will bring you a lot of fun.
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  • Actually all very conditionally. Old town quite small. But nevertheless, it's really the upper town and lower town, which has been clearly divided and this Division can be seen now.
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  • Tallinn has some places that you can go to to get the best views of the city. This is one of them. You will be able to enjoy Tallinn's Old Town from above. Usually I spend at least 20 minutes there., ...  more »
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  • Nice view over the city
  • In the high society, the nature of this place is not rich, so it is a big house. About 200 years ago this Zeng was born in a big fire and destroyed most of the houses, so most of the houses we see now are churches and museums built after the 18 centuries.
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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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