Photos Tallinn
Photos Tallinn

Photos - Tallinn

Tallinn was the first Capital city we stayed in during our 2007 camp holiday in the Baltic countries. We camped of the Tallinn City camping, situated close to the Beach and twenty minutes walking from the centre. We visited most of the communist era highlights like the Olympic harbour, TV Tower and KGB headquarters. We shot many photos of this beautiful city.

The Tallinn City Camping is not really tent friendly and most guests are Germans with campers. Tallinn is famous for the picturesque old town with the Raekoja plats (Old Town Square), old City Walls and Toompea Hill with cobble streets and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Tallinn also has plenty to offer for those who like shopping and eating. Olde Hansa restaurant is a tourist trap but still a good choice to taste traditional Estonian food. There are two antique shops in the centre that sell Soviet memorabilia like posters, pins and Red Army gear. There are also enough attractions from the Soviet era, like the Linnahall Sports hall in the harbour build for the 1980 Olympics, the Maarjamae War Memorial, the Olympic harbour, TV Tower, KGB headquarters and Song Bowl. We did not visit the Tallinn Military Cemetery where the famous Bronze Soldier Monument was relocated to just a few month before our visit. So we have a good reason to come back to Tallinn in the near future!

Tallinn - Tallinn harbour

Ferries and Cruise ships with old Tallinn in the background

Tallinn - Tallinn City Camping

Estonian breakfast in front of our tent on Tallinn city camping

Tallinn - Tallinn City Walls

Guard towers at Tornide valjak part of the Tallinn City Walls

Tallinn - Tallinn City Walls

Old houses at Tornide valjak that are part of the Tallinn walls

Tallinn - Pikk Street

Pikk street, a funny name for those who speak the Dutch language

Tallinn - Raekoja Plats

Tallinn’s main square Raekoja Plats with terraces and restaurants

Tallinn - Raekoja Plats

Tourists enjoying terraces and shops on Raekoja Plats in Tallinn

Tallinn - Raekoja Plats

Tallinn Town Hall on Raekoja Plats in the old town area

Tallinn - Toompea hill

Narrow streets with cobblestones on Toompea hill in Tallinn

Tallinn - Toompea hill

Old house on picturesque Toompea hill in Tallinn Estonia

Tallinn - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on Toompea hill in Tallinn

Tallinn - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Cat guarding the entrance of the Alexander Nevsky cathedral

Tallinn - Olde Hansa restaurant

Terrace of the excellent Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn

Tallinn - Olde Hansa restaurant

Traditional Estonian food served in the Olde Hansa restaurant

Tallinn - Patkulie viewpoint

View on the old city of Tallinn from the Patkulie viewpoint

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