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View of Toompea from St Olaf's Tower

Tallinn Self-Guided City Walk

Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia is located on the Baltic Sea 90km south of Helsinki. It is regarded as one of Europe’s most attractive cities with its walled old town, cobblestoned streets, many towers and beautiful squares.

Human settlements date back over 5000 years, but the city is first mentioned in records dated 1219AD. Over the centuries Tallinn has been part of Denmark, Sweden, Russia and Germany. The Republic of Estonia was established in 1918 and Tallinn appointed the capital.

The city wall was formerly 2.4-km long and had 46 towers. Today there are 20 towers remaining along 1.9-km of walls.

Walk Distance 3.5km / 2.2 miles with some climbs up to several sites. Wear sturdy shoes as the cobblestone paths are uneven and it is easy to turn an ankle.