the beautyful gardens at the Kadriorg Palace
The Town Hall from 1322 at Raekoja Plats is the oldest in the region
from St Olav's church there is a splendid view of Toompea, the Upper Town with to the left the Nevsky Cathedral
the North entrance at Pikk Street
the Broken Line Monument commemorates the tragedy with the Estonia Ferry in 1994
the Maarjamale memorial is a testimony of the Russion occupation
a beach with a view
the Russalka Monument from 1902 marks the sinking of the russian warship Russalka
the palace is now an art museum
the House of the Blackheads features the patron St Maurice, a black egyptian Christian
one of the colorful buildings in All Linn, the lower old town
this is Fat Margaret, one of the northern defensive constructions from the 16th century
the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was build at the end of the 19th century
the Pirita Convent was destroyed by russian forces in 1557 and never rebuild
Peter the Great had the Kadriorg Palace build for his wife Caterine I
Tallinn is Estonia's capital and largest city. Nearly one third of Estonians (many with a Russian background) live here and
make it the country's bustling and fast growing economic, financial and political center.
The nickname Europe's Silicon Valley
comes from its many IT startups.
The Passenger Port is a busy cruise and ferry destination with frequent connections
to Scandinavia and St Petersburg.
Tallinn was founded in 1248 and, under the name of Leval, became an important member of
the Hanseatic League
. This brought substantial wealth and fame to the city's traders and merchants.
The Old Town still
features well preserved medieval constructions and buildings and
hence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A mustsee is Kadriorg
Palace with its splendid gardens, build in 1718 by Peter the Great for his beloved wife Caterine I.
We visited fascinating
Tallinn and nearby Pirita in July 2016.