Tallinn

IS TALLINN WORTH VISITING?? BEST THINGS TO DO IN TALLINN

 

IS TALLINN WORTH VISITING?? BEST THINGS TO DO IN TALLINN

 
Tallinn, the mighty old town… I must say, before visiting it, I didn’t know anything about the Estonian capital. But once I was there, it was all worth it. Every penny of it.
 

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A beautiful view of Old Town,Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is a small town nestled away from the Baltic Sea. It has been bringing in visitors since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, with its picturesque medieval Old Town that dates back to the 13th century. During a tour from Finland, I visited the city — there’s a regular ferry service between the two Talinn and helsinki — and became infatuated by it. This was a combination of Scandinavian and Baltic society, with much to see and do. 

Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn
Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn



 

A Quick Tip : BEERS AND ALMOST EVERYTHING IS CHEAPER HERE !! 😀

 
It was super cheap, of all the greatest! 
 
If you arrived by plane you actually have three choices on how to get to the city centre –  one of them will be a taxi or a taxi five which is a local app what will cost you around five euros or you can take a bus or you can take a tram which is what we did and it only costs two euros per person. 
 
St.Olaf’s Church
First thing we like to do in every city is to climb them somewhere high on a tower so we will actually get to see what the city looks like. So we climbed on the st. olaf’s Church which has 258 steps very narrow, but the view does pay off. Absolutely breath-taking out there in the distance. There are two viewing terraces that are very popular among tourists, so they are very crowded. But it was fun and the view also. We should mention that this used to be back in the days, the tallest building in the world. Then we went to the old town of Tallinn which is absolutely beautiful but it doesn’t really matter, where you go, even if you walk past the gates. This is a little beautiful you know and this reminds me of nothing because I’ve never seen anything like you know. Remember: Going to St. Olaf’s church tower right after the opening (10 a.m.) could be safer. There’s just one spiral staircase to go up and people like to go up and down in all directions, naturally. And if you’re traveling in the middle of the day, you’ll always have to stop and let go-down people pass.There’s many places in the old town and it will always be like the first time visiting so we cannot tell you why go here and why because we’re not locals but we got these tips from our friends from thawing them. Now a quick deviation from the Architecture stuff and site seeing. A person has to eat!!!
 

The curious case of RAT BURGER

 
Then we went to a place called Rotiburks: the Rat Burger. There’s no simple one place to go for a Rat Burger – there are plenty of restaurants cooking this special meal. A Rat Burger is what locals call any burger that is eaten after a night of drinking while stumbling home (Estonia’s response to the kebabs in London). This burger was first mentioned in the early 1990’s. Local people. There are several locations where these burgers can be found anywhere between the last bar and house, usually just outside the Old Town near Freedom Square. You need to go out at night and find an all-night kiosk with a queue of tired looking locals to locate a Rat Burger spot. Warning: It may be a really sad night.
 

ESTONIAN MARITIME MUSEUEM

Established in 1935 and constructed within a 500-year-old historic structure, this museum illustrates the history of maritime culture in Estonia. The key draw is the immersive show at Seaplane Harbour, which features a Short 184 seaplane as well as Suur Toll, a steam-powered icebreaker.And don’t forget the 1936 submarine Lembit, the last Baltic warship that survived until the Second World War (and one of only two submarines in the history of Estonian navals). There’s also an pool, a model submarine and a simulator for flying. It is an exciting and enjoyable location for both adults and children.
 

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
A lavishly finished conventional church whose design style shapes a mesmerizing stand out from the remainder of the city, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of Tallinn’s most well known attractions and a significant structure. Worked in 1900, when Estonia was a piece of the Russian Empire, it is Tallinn’s biggest cathedral . Its wonderful outside is forcing, yet additionally worth visiting for its mind blowing mosaics and symbols.
 

Kiek In De Kök

Kiek In De Kök
Well Yes!!..Just the read the name couple more times!! You get what I meant!! Anyways Nevermind!! Moving forward!!This is basically a tower turned into museum. You will learn about the fortification of the area, see some ancient guns and get an glimpse into the life of the medieval period. There is a cafe at the top that provides spectacular views of the area.
 

TALLINN TOWN HALL & SQUARE

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Tallinn’s Gothic town corridor is the most established in the Baltics. Finished in 1404, it flaunts a 64m tower bested with a climate vane of an old warrior (named Old Thomas), a Tallinn city watchman and legend from the sixteenth century who battled in the Livonian War. You can climb the tower to 34 meters (111 feet) from May through September. The inside of the Town Hall is available to guests as a gallery just during July and August; inside, you’ll get the opportunity to see vivid structures on the dividers, unpredictable wood carvings, and staggering curved roofs as you find out about the city and its history. The encompassing square is an incredible spot to human watch and it has heaps of exercises and markets consistently.Seek not to skip the 5-day annual festival of Tallinn Old Town Days celebrated in May. This is dedicated to Tallinn’s historical heritage and includes thematic days, such as Medieval Day and Children’s Day, as well as numerous seminars, music and dramatic shows.
 

TOOMPEA CASTLE

The Toompea Castle is a 14th-century building belonging to the Riigikogu-the Estonian Senate. Ever since the Sword’s German Knights first constructed a stone fortress on the site in the early 1200s, every foreign dynasty that ruled Estonia used the castle as their headquarters. Notwithstanding the fact that it has been restored numerous times over its history, Toompea Castle preserves the simple shape it was given in its previous years. The front gives the appearance of a grand, baroque palace, while the view from the base of the hill over the castle gives it a much more medieval feel. The castle is open to the public all week, though Parliament sessions can be viewed from the public gallery.
 
 

Conclusion:

 
Wells, ending an article is always the difficult part. Specially when you are writing about a beautiful place which had made an profound impact on you. The people, the food, the architecture, the culture and so on. 
 
All I want to say is “ IT WAS MESMERISING ”.
 

 

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