Tallinn Town Hall
Town Hall Tower
Old Thomas (Vana Toomas), Tallinn’s symbol and guardian, has been keeping watch from his perch on the town hall's weathervane since 1530...
Only enthusiasts are likely to find much of interest in this little museum housed in the former town prison. Exhibits include old...
Town Hall Square
Raekoja plats has been the pulsing heart of Tallinn since markets began here in the 11th century. One side is taken is taken up by the...
Behind the cheesy name (a contraction of ‘classy jazz’) is a popular lounge bar featuring live music every night of the week, ranging...
There's bucketloads of atmosphere at this Lilliputian tavern below the Town Hall, and super-cheap elk soup, sausages and oven-hot pies...
Raekoja plats · interesting places nearby
Tallinn Town Hall information
Completed in 1404, this is the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe. Inside, you can visit the Trade Hall (housing a visitor book dripping in royal signatures), the Council Chamber (featuring Estonia’s oldest woodcarvings, dating from 1374), the vaulted Citizens’ Hall, a yellow-and-black-tiled councillor’s office and a small kitchen. The steeply sloped attic has displays on the building and its restoration.
Occasionally the building is used to host prominent visiting art exhibitions, in which case the entry fee may be considerably higher.
If the kids are getting restive, draw their attention to the iron shackles still hanging on the exterior wall facing the square.