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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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  • The Toompea Hill is defintiely worth seeing if you're planning to stay in Tallinn. Not only is it a fantastic area for a walk, but it is also a perfect place for those who are keen on photography. 
    The Toompea Hill is defintiely worth seeing if you're planning to stay in Tallinn. Not only is it a fantastic area for a walk, but it is also a perfect place for those who are keen on photography.  more »
  • There is lots of history on the hill. It is a great area for a stroll plus you can climb up the bell tower of the church too. 
    There is lots of history on the hill. It is a great area for a stroll plus you can climb up the bell tower of the church too.  more »
  • Very nice view from tompea hill, we fond two places with sightseeing platforms. From one there was new part of Tallin, second was old Tallin. 
    Very nice view from tompea hill, we fond two places with sightseeing platforms. From one there was new part of Tallin, second was old Tallin.  more »
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  • Where’s Tallinn? I hear you say. Europe’s best kept secret isn’t on many travel lists, but I can’t help but share this beautiful, budget-friendly city. If you ever have the chance to visit Estonia, DO IT, you won’t regret it. Transport yourself back a few hundred years and explore the cobbled streets of the old town, listening to the folklore upon which the city was built. Then, hang out in Harjumägi, or another park with stunning views of the city, whilst you dive into some fresh local street food delicacies. Finish the evening at a cosy, candle lit restaurant and dance the night away in a club of your choice. Best time to visit: May - September for a warmer stay, but even in the winter, snowcapped Tallinn is equally as stunning.
  • A nice walk. Free.
  • If you go up to the hill before the sun starts to set, the view from the hill gives you a wonderful view and opportunity to get a shot of Old Town Tallinn. Of course you can go up to the hill whenever you please, but the setting sun actually casts a shadow over the viewing platform, which means there's a pesky shadow.

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