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Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn

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Divided between a fortified upper portion and lively lower section, Tallinn Old Town, now a World Heritage Site, represents the historic heart of Estonia. Defended by imposing walls and 26 surviving watchtowers, the city is one of the best preserved in Europe. Wander the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by Hanseatic-style architecture and buildings dating from as far back as the 11th century. Climb up the steep steps to the castle-like upper town, where the city's elite once lived. You'll be rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Gulf of Finland, accented by a multitude of church spires and towers. For the clearest panoramas, head to the viewing platforms around the edges of the walls. Arrange your visit to Tallinn Old Town and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tallinn using our Tallinn road trip site.
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  • How did the Estonians manage to revive their city so quickly. In the 30+ years since the end of the Soviet Union, they have done wonders with their city. Well worth a visit. 
    How did the Estonians manage to revive their city so quickly. In the 30+ years since the end of the Soviet Union, they have done wonders with their city. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Absolutely magnificent day roaming around this beautiful old city,, our legs felt it!! Cobles, steps and a lot of walking!! It was well worth it,, this City is stunning so much character and history....  more
    Absolutely magnificent day roaming around this beautiful old city,, our legs felt it!! Cobles, steps and a lot of walking!! It was well worth it,, this City is stunning so much character and history....  more »

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