City Museum Tallinn's history is recounted across 10 different sites, notably this 14th-century merchant's house.

Kiek in de Kök This stout tower, a Tallinn icon, holds exhibits tracing its military history and political fortunes.

Niguliste Museum One of Tallinn's oldest churches is now a desanctified museum of religious art.

Nuku A quirky exhibition of puppets from around the world, from the joyful to the sinister.

Museum of Occupations The horrors of half a century of occupations are told here in poignant detail.


Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral This statement of Russian mastery atop Toompea bristles with domes and spires.

St Olaf's Church Once perhaps the world's tallest building, the views from the spire are still top-notch.

St Peter & St Paul’s Catholic Cathedral Famed architect Carlo Rossi's neoclassical vision is one of the few Catholic churches in Tallinn.

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church A 13th-century Gothic gem boasting the oldest church clock in Tallinn.

St Mary's Lutheran Cathedral The resting place of Estonia's vanished nobility, its interior is hung with many coats-of-arms.

St Nicholas' Orthodox Church A treasured iconostasis draws admirers through the doors of this 19th-century place of worship.

Estonian Food

Kuldse Notsu Kõrts The 'Golden Piglet Inn' prepares traditional Estonian favourites with aplomb.

Rataskaevu 16 Not always strictly traditional, but the menu is packed with mouthwatering local dishes.

Ö Great Estonian produce is given the New Nordic treatment.

Olde Hansa Painstakingly recreated medieval Estonian dishes are the highlight at this former Hanseatic merchant's house.

Vanaema Juures A venerable venue for honest-to-goodness Estonian dishes.


Katariina Käik Female artisans offer beautiful handicrafts from studios nestled along this enchanting lane.

Masters' Courtyard Top-quality goods line the shelves in the stores and workshops in this gorgeous cobbled courtyard.

Telliskivi Flea Market Frequented by the cool kids and full of quirky finds.

Estonian Design House An eclectic mix of products created by local designers.

Balti Jaama Turg The spruced-up Baltic Station Market is Tallinn's best place for fresh produce and unusual foods.

Kalev Mouthwatering confectionery from the legendary Estonian chocolatier.