Town Wall, Tallinn
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Part of Tallinn's old town World Heritage Site and replete with defensive gates, Town Wall is one of the most complete examples of this kind of structure in the world. Originally constructed in the mid-13th century, the wall has undergone several upgrades, increasing in thickness and height to its current size. Wander through the town and along the 1.85 km (1.15 mi) length of the medieval wall as you examine its 20 different towers and multiple imposing entry gates. You'll get an up-close look at the structures that helped to defend Tallinn for centuries, and you can even walk on top of the wall for 200 m (656 ft) for sweeping views of the rest of the city. Be sure to stop by the "nun's tower," Sauna tower, and Kuldjala tower, as they are open to the public. To visit Town Wall on your trip to Tallinn, use our Tallinn itinerary planner.
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Most of the town wall is still intact,in some parts you can pay to climb to the top and walk along the top of the wall which is well worth it.
Det var en flott opplevelse å gå rundt på muren. Herfra fikk vi kjempebra utsikt over Gamlebyen. Imponerende arkitektur.It was a great experience to go around on the wall. From here, we got the awesome views over the old town. Impressive architecture.show original
The upper part of Tallinn was defensible as it sat high on a bluff reinforced with stone. The lower part was defensible as a walled city behind the town wall. Towers were built along the wall at inter... read more »
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