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Toompea Hill, Tallinn

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#1 of 91 in Historic Sites in Estonia
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Of you can admire the old town. It's nice to take pictures. In more very pretty church next door
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  • August 17, 2017
    It's a steep wall, but definitely worth it as the view is pretty nice. It would be nice to have a few more cafes and restaurants around, but it was overall very nice to visit Toompea Hill.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Just suppose that your tour book guide has glued pages and, having only very little time, to see what remains of the medieval city, from Liberty square go up to Toompea hill. Between the Kick in de Ko...  more »

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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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