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Town Wall, Tallinn

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Just walking around the area of the Old Town, either in the Lower Town or Upper Town, i.e. Toompea, we noticed these,still very well preserved, mighty fortifications. Their total length is about 2 kil...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The entrance to the city walls from the main gate costs 3 euros/. Are discounts for children and students. With walls of panoramic views of the old town. It's worth it.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Walk outside,inside or atop it and soak up the medieval atmosphere. Its extensive and well preserved  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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