In Tallinn history is in abundance.
One of Europe’s most forward-thinking capitals, Tallinn still breathes with nostalgia of days long gone. Tiny cobbled streets, medieval churches and the 14th century flat-top buildings prevent Tallinn from exchanging its baroque forms for the glimmer of modern high-rises.
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Tallinn is reminiscent of a historic gem as you can illuminate a piece of its past in every direction in the city. Tallinn is listed as a World Heritage site for its unique composition of old and new. From the ornate Art Deco buildings to the grey Soviet architecture, Tallinn embraces the mix and makes it unique with the exquisite restaurants and stylish coffee houses of today.
- Viru Gate, the trendiest shopping street in the city and has historical significance
- Raekoda was built in 1371 as the city hall and today dominates the main square
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a classic 19th century Russian Orthodox church
- Tallinn Zoo offers the world’s best collections of animals like goats and sheep
- Tallinn TV Tower, a free-standing structure that is the highest in Northern Europe
Tallinn dates back to the 12th century, since then it has changed hands several times from Denmark, Sweden, and Germany to Soviet Russia. This cultural splendor is best reflected in the cityscape with the ancient city walls surrounding the city and red-tile roofed houses within it. Tallinn is so compact that you should enter its maze of alleys and medieval churches on foot.
Despite bombing in 1944 during the German occupation that left Tallinn’s Old Town in ruins, the city undertook huge effort to recover. Today in Tallinn the nightlife is vibrant and the dining is tasty from hot pizza to sophisticated French, Chinese or national cuisines. Over the time Tallinn has re-invented itself to a showcase of Estonian culture. Thus, one of the most talented national writers Jaan Kross is native to Tallinn introducing it to the world as the fruitful ground for young talents.
This youth-oriented lifestyle makes Tallinn a prosperous European capital, while its adherence to the glorious past grounds it in the previous centuries. This tension of the old and new in Tallinn you can discover for yourself with Booked.net.