Old Town Tallinn transforms to a fairytale land after dark, with its old timer look and atmosphere. Pubs, restaurants, and cafes come to life with its full capacity. Something needs to experience particularly for foreign travelers. If you are day tripping from Helsinki, then the chances are that you may miss out the of the fun parts in Town Hall Square.

Streets at night
A view of Old Town Tallinn at Night

You really don’t need a map to explore aimlessly in Old Town Tallinn. It is one of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere, or you can also take a guided night tour and experience Tallinn’s nightlife.

Alternatively, here are few highlights that you may consider doing in the afternoon like climbing the tower of the ancient St. Olav’s Church and enjoy the view of Tallinn at sunset.

St. Olaf’s Church Tower
St. Olaf’s Church at night!

Climb the Toompea Hill also known as Upper Town and admire the Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Visit the popular Kiek in de Kok Tower where you have the to option to check out Museum of Fortifications and the Bastion Tunnels.

Get to one of the best viewing platforms to take the most usual tourist picture of Tallinn regardless of where you go don’t miss the Kohtu street viewing platform.

You can’t deny that this city is beautiful, and visiting there makes you feel like stepping back a few centuries. Origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century when a castle was built there by the Teutonic Knights. The Old Town is one of the well preserved medieval city in northern Europe.

View of Towering Church dome
A view of Tallinn old town while walking through the narrow streets.
Noticed Historic places while  walking
Historic places while strolling in Old Town Tallinn

The Old Town inside the medieval walls is protected area and listed as UNESCO World Heritage site also recognized as a national heritage in Estonia.

Outdoor restaurants at night
Evening activities in the huge cobblestone area called Town Hall Square

The lower town has many church towers that create a stunning skyline visible from a very far away both from the land and sea.

Church Towers
You can notice Church Towers from all most every where!
Church Towers in lower town
High rise Church Towers in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

Walking through the narrow streets and alley at night made me feel like I was in a different world, old town squire surrounded by the authentic architecture, crowded streets with tourist taking pictures, and restaurants with no empty tables a mixture of old and new something can’t wash away from my memories.

Medieval town
Visiting Tallinn made me feel like stepping back a few centuries!

Street Music in Old Town

Street music after dark
Street music in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia

Bar Hopping – Try Local Beer

Tallinn Local Beer
Are you doing Pub hopping Why not try some local Beer!
Tallinn Local Beer
Try some local beer during your night out adventure!

My Opinions and Tips

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