Tallinn is Baltic pearl that situated on the northern coast of Estonia. In fact, Tallinn’s Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ranked as one of world centers. This is mean that in Tallinn you never get bored. Moreover, we represent you our list of 10 things to do in Tallinn that help you to spend time in the capital of Estonia with more fun.
Make a wish at the Town Hall Square
Tallinn Town Hall Square is the heart of Old Town. Today, Town Hall Square is the venue for concerts and celebrations. Іs considered that the Old Town has five spiers: the spire of the Cathedral, the church spire of St. Olaf, the bell tower of the church of the Holy Spirit, the top of St. Nicholas Church, and the main spire of the Tallinn Town Hall crowning. If you want to make a wish at the Town Hall Square, you should find a round stone there (aka compass and zero kilometer). Then you have to stand on this stone and if you see all 5 spiers of the old town, you can make a wish. And be careful with your desires, it will come true.
Taste famous Tallinn marzipan
Can you believe that this incredible tasty dessert made from almonds – marzipan – was created in… Estonia?! The legend says that that it was invented by young boy Mart, an apprentice of one famous pharmacist, due the order of one rich merchant that was ill. Mart set the goal to create appropriate and good medicine for the merchant and switched up some ingredients with almonds and honey. The taste of this “medicine” was surprising for the merchant and it was an invention of our tasty sweet. The sweet was named after Mart – marzipan. Nowadays in Tallinn Old Town you can visit Marzipan Museum and taste this tastiest dessert by yourself.
Take a picture with the Russalka Memorial
Why we recommend you to make a photo with the Russalka Memorial? This is really significant and beautiful monument created by Amandus Adamson, Estonian sculptor. The Russalka Memorial was erected in Kadriorg park on 7 September 1902. The sculpture is devoted to 177 seamen of the Russian Imperial Navy, who died on the battleship “Mermaid” on 7 September, 1893.
Ascend to Toompea along Pikk Jalg Street
If you want to feel an atmosphere of ancient Estonia, you should go to Pikk Jalg Street, the first street in Tallinn. Walking along this street you can get to the Toompea, a hill in Tallinn Old Town. At the Toompea you will see an incredible scenery. Take a breath and enjoy the city that lays under your feet!
Buy a traditional hat-scarf on the Street of Artists
In Tallinn you can find a lot unique and weird things during your shopping. We recommend to buy some of such things, because probably you won’t be able to buy this somewhere else. On the other hand, some of this things might be extremely helpful. For example hat-scarf, hat and scarf in one. You can visit the Street of Artists and find various beautiful handicraft hat-scarves and other ethnic things.
Decypher the date on the Marine Gate` s coat of arms
Have a cup of coffee in one of the cafes in Tallinn
Tallinn has countless cafes that offer to guests rest at the lounge atmosphere, taste the national dishes and desserts (as mentioned above marzipan), and enjoy aromatic coffee. Believe us, in Tallinn are know how to make a great coffee, that you will be remember for a long time.
Admire the panorama of tiled rooftops
If you were spend your day in moving around the city, sightseeing, you should to stop and rest a bit. The best way to do it in Tallinn is find the good-viewable place, from where you will be able to see and enjoy the panorama of Tallinn tiled rooftops. It let you feel the spirit of the city. Don’t stare to this beauty too long, because you can stay there forever!
Still thinking how to become more lucky? Touch the button of chimney sweep monument at the Karjavärava square! The chimney sweep is a jolly man that can bring the real fortune. A lot of Estonians believe in the chimney sweep and their wishes are becoming real, maybe that’s why here is a lot happy people.
Fall in love with Tallinn 🙂
This step is optional, but we will bet, that you will fall in love with Tallinn if you do all of the above!