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Tallinn

Sunset over Tallinn - Taras Vyshnya (C) 2009

Mr. Harper's Travel Guide

The Estonian capital of Tallinn is one of the most delightful destinations in the Baltic countries. Its Old Town is one of the best-preserved in Europe, surrounded by thick medieval walls that are punctuated by imposing watchtowers. Having escaped from a much-hated 45-year Soviet bear ...

The Estonian capital of Tallinn is one of the most delightful destinations in the Baltic countries. Its Old Town is one of the best-preserved in Europe, surrounded by thick medieval walls that are punctuated by imposing watchtowers. Having escaped from a much-hated 45-year Soviet bear hug, Tallinn now offers a prewar cityscape, a lively café scene, excellent restaurants and fascinating, imaginatively presented museums. The Old Town is a stroller’s delight: As in many medieval European cities, you generally can’t go wrong by beginning your ambles in the central square (“Raekoja plats”) and radiating outward from there. At Toompea, the hill on which sit the remains of the castle the city was founded around, you can finish your day with a drink inside the Neitsitorn (“Maiden’s Tower”). The views are tremendous. 

bird icon Recommended Luxury Hotels in Tallinn

All Andrew Harper-recommended hotels offer impeccable accommodations and high levels of personal service. Only the best of the best make our list, so we rate them on a scale from bird icon 90 to 100.
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