Tallinn Town Hall

sights / Architecture

Tallinn Town Hall information

Location
Tallinn , Estonia
Address
Raekoja plats
Telephone
+372 645 7900
More information
www.raekoda.tallinn.ee
Prices
adult/student €5/2
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat Jul-Aug, by appointment Sep-Jun
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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.