How To Use This E-Book

Getting Around the e-Book

This Pocket Guide e-book is designed to give you inspiration and planning advice for your visit to Tallinn, and is also the perfect on-the-ground companion for your trip.

The guide begins with our selection of Top 10 Attractions, plus a Perfect Itinerary feature to help you plan unmissable experiences. The Introduction and History chapters paint a vivid cultural portrait of Tallinn, and the Where to Go chapter gives a complete guide to all the sights worth visiting. You will find ideas for activities in the What to Do section, while the Eating Out chapter describes the local cuisine and gives listings of the best restaurants. The Travel Tips offer practical information to help you plan your trip. Finally, there are carefully selected hotel listings.

In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.

Maps

All key attractions and sights in Tallinn are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map], tap once to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.

Images

You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of Tallinn. Simply double-tap an image to see it in full-screen.

About Insight Guides

Insight Guides have more than 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce 400 full-colour titles, in both print and digital form, covering more than 200 destinations across the globe, in a variety of formats to meet your different needs.

Insight Guides are written by local authors, whose expertise is evident in the extensive historical and cultural background features. Each destination is carefully researched by regional experts to ensure our guides provide the very latest information. All the reviews in Insight Guides are independent; we strive to maintain an impartial view. Our reviews are carefully selected to guide you to the best places to eat, go out and shop, so you can be confident that when we say a place is special, we really mean it.

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Table of Contents

Tallinn’s Top 10 Attractions

Top Attraction #1

Top Attraction #2

Top Attraction #3

Top Attraction #4

Top Attraction #5

Top Attraction #6

Top Attraction #7

Top Attraction #8

Top Attraction #9

Top Attraction #10

A Perfect Day in Tallinn

Introduction

A Medieval Milieu, a Modern Edge

People and Economy

Seasons

A Brief History

First Invaders

A City Built on Salt

From Empire to Empire

National Awakening

The Estonian Republic

World War II and Occupation

The Singing Revolution

Boom Times, Skype and Beyond

Historical Landmarks

Where To Go

Toompea

Pikk Jalg and Lühike Jalg

Orthodox Cathedral

Toompea Castle

Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Tunnels

Danish King’s Garden

Dome Church

Viewing Platforms

Lower Town

Town Hall Square

Holy Spirit Church

The Guilds of Pikk Street

St Olav’s Church

The Great Coast Gate and Vicinity

The Latin Quarter

St Nicholas’s Church

Freedom Square

Parks and Moats

Kalamaja

Kadriorg

Kadriorg Palace

Kumu

Kadriorg Park Attractions

Outlying Areas

Maarjamäe

Pirita

Open Air Museum

Excursions

Lahemaa National Park

Jägala Waterfall

Naissaar, Aegna and Prangli

Pärnu

Tartu

Haapsalu

What To Do

Entertainment

Classical Music, Opera and Ballet

Pop and Rock Music

Cinema

Nightlife

Shopping

Where to Shop

What to Buy

Sports

Children

Calendar of Events

Eating Out

Meal Times

Breakfast

Traditional Cuisine

The Modern Menu

When Ordering

Snacks

Dessert

Drinks

Reading the Menu

To Help You Order…

…and Read the Menu

Restaurants

Old Town

Kalamaja

City Centre and Kadriorg

A–Z Travel Tips

A

Accommodation

Airport

B

Bicycle Hire

Budgeting for Your Trip

C

Car Hire

Climate

Clothing

Crime and Safety

D

Driving

E

Electricity

Embassies and Consulates

Emergencies

G

Getting to Tallinn

Guides and Tours

H

Health and Medical Care

L

Language

LGBTQ Travellers

M

Maps

Media

Money

O

Opening Times

P

Police

Post Office

Public Holidays

T

Telephones

Time Zones

Tipping

Toilets

Tourist Information

Transport

V

Visa and Entry Requirements

W

Websites and Internet

Y

Youth Hostels

Recommended Hotels

Old Town

City Centre

Port Area

Further Afield