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About Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and your vacation there will be like a fairytale as you explore the historic streets, sample traditional Estonian food and learn about the city’s culture and history.

Weather & Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Tallinn is in summer when the days are long and sunny. Winter is nice if you want to see the city dressed in snow. You can go ice skating on Harju Ice Rink with the 13th century St Nicholas Church in the background. The Tallinn Christmas Markets that started in 1997 are amazing and go from November to January.

Keep this in mind when you book your flight to Tallinn from Toronto. There are many great Air Canada flights to Tallinn and other fantastic European destinations. You will land at Tallinn Airport, also known as Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. It is the biggest airport in Estonia and the main base for the national airline Nordica and also has many flights landing from AirBaltic and LOT Polish Airlines.

Where To Stay

Choose from a wide range of superb accommodation options in Tallinn. We’ve picked a few stand-out places where you might like to stay.

Hestia Hotel Barons offers quaint and clean rooms in the city centre. Very near Raekoja plats town square, this upmarket hotel in an early 20th-century art nouveau bank is the perfect place for tourists who appreciate great service and location.

Merchant’s House Hotel is a lovely historic property with ultra-modern interiors in a great central location. You will have blissful hours in the sauna and spa and there is also a great lounge and bar and summer courtyard.

The Von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn is in the city center near the Old Town. With wonderful service, stylish rooms and a luxury spa blending Asian philosophies and contemporary techniques, you will be sure to have a relaxing stay.

Things To See & Do

Grab a Tallinn City Pass for discounts and transportation credits to save some cash. 

The cobblestoned old town is the most charming part of the city. With well-preserved medieval architecture has many wonders, including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The 19th-century Russian orthodox cathedral is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky, who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus. The grand church has been impeccably restored since Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The old town comes to life at night with many fantastic watering holes, bars, pubs and clubs. Most places are quite affordable too.

The Tallinn Town Hall is another important structure in the old town. It is the oldest town hall in the Baltic region and all of Scandinavia. The hall is open to the public to enjoy the stunning Gothic arches and valuable works of art. The rarest items are the benches of aldermen from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great. The Kadriorg Art Museum is inside the palace and displays foreign art from the 16th to 20th centuries. The colourful and detailed exterior and pretty gardens of the palace are as beautiful as the artwork within. 

Toompea Castle sits on Toompea Hill and is home to the Parliament of Estonia. The original Danish castle was built in 1219. It was destroyed then rebuilt in the 14th century and was the seat of the Knights of the Sword for hundreds of years. You see great views of the city from the top of the hill.

The Estonian Maritime Museum was founded in 1935 by an ex-military captain who funded the initiative. It changed location many times but finally found a permanent base in 1981 inside the 500-year-old Fat Margaret Tower. There are many interesting museums in Tallinn. Some other notable ones include the Tallinn City Museum, the Museum of Estonia Architecture and the Estonia Open Air Museum.

Not far out of Tallinn, you can see the impressive sight of Jägala Waterfall, which at eight meters tall is the highest natural waterfall in Estonia. 

Sauna culture is big in Estonia, and if you are in Tallinn during winter, a sauna is a great place to warm up. Karma Saun is one of the city’s oldest saunas. The art deco interiors, bar, hot and cold plunge pools, and sauna facilities make it a blissful place to spend a few hours. Locals go to the sauna to relax and socialize and claim the environment is beneficial to their health. The sauna is also an excellent cure for a hangover, according to many people.

More Highlights

  • Buy souvenirs for friends and family, including chocolate and marzipan 
  • Visit the animals at the Tallinn Zoo 
  • Admire St. Olaf’s Church
  • Eat pancakes and jam, which is a favourite local food
  • See a show at the Von Krahl Theatre
  • Find your favourite craft beer at St Vitus Brewing
  • Roam the artisan shops on St Catherine’s Passage
  • Drink some coffee because Tallinn knows how to serve up a mean brew
  • Take advantage of a free walking tour around the old town 
  • Climb up to the Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform or Patkuli Viewing Platform for a great scenic photo

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