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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 holiday in Tallinn, and find out what else Tallinn has to offer, use our Tallinn trip planner .
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  • We entered on Gumnaasiumi and for a couple of euros each got to go up 3 towers and walk along a couple of hundred meters of the covered wall. Well worth it. We were the only people up there but it was...  more »
  • It is interesting to walk around, look at the creativity of the artists, see the street where filmed scenes from the movie "the black arrow", a little svernjosh aside and find the ladder, Where Professor revived it with artistic energy supposedly walked on Switzerland.
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  • We loved walking on the wall. We paid 3 Euros each to climb the stairs and walk on the wall. Great views and atmosphere. You can take all the time you want and as an extra bonus the wall is covered so...  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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