Lower Town Wall

Old Town

Running along the northwestern border of Old Town, the most photogenic stretch of Tallinn's remaining 1.9km of medieval walls connects nine towers, including the Nunna, Sauna and Kuldjala towers, which can all be entered. Climbing up, you'll see art exhibitions, and displays of arms and armour and the like. Of course, the real attractions are the walls themselves, and the classic red-rooftop views from the top. Outside the walls, the gardens of Towers' Sq are pretty and relaxing.

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Nearby Old Town attractions

1. Estonian Museum of Natural History

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Beginning as the collections of Estonian naturalists in the 19th century, the holdings at this natural history museum exceed 300,000 examples of the…

2. Nuku

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This state puppet-museum's collection is a wonderful introduction to the art of puppetry from many different cultures and eras. There's enough interactive…

3. Great Guild Hall

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The Great Guild Hall (1410) is a wonderfully complete testament to the power of Tallinn's medieval trade guilds. Now a branch of the Estonian History…

4. Draakoni Gallery

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In among the guilds, beneath a fabulous sculpted art nouveau facade, this commercial gallery hosts small, often stimulating exhibitions of contemporary…

5. KGB Prison Cells

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Formerly producing hushed dread in Tallinn's Soviet-era citizens, the KGB headquarters at Pagari 1 is now a historical site, and the Museum of Occupations…

6. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

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The blue-and-gold clock on the facade of this striking 13th-century Gothic church is the oldest in Tallinn, dating from 1684. Inside are exquisite…

7. St Olaf's Church

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From 1549 until 1625, when its 159m steeple was struck by lightning and burnt down, this (now Baptist) church was one of the tallest buildings in the…

8. Town Council Pharmacy

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Nobody's too sure of the exact date it opened, but by 1422 this pharmacy was already onto its third owner, making it the oldest continually operating…