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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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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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  • It was worth the walk from our Hotel, Toompea offers a great view over the City, best on a day with clear sky.  more »
  • This is a lovely view of Tallinn from the top of the hill. You have a panoramic overview of the area, looking at the red tiled buildings. It is VERY crowded at the overlook and you have to slowly make...  more »
  • Definitely worth the trek up here to see the view from this point. It gives you a good perspective on the whole area and is a great spot for picture taking.  more »