By 1410, which is marked as the year that the Hellemann Tower was built, only the lower part, which is 10–15 m high, was probably finished. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who used the land behind the tower in 1390–1398.
The Hellemann Tower was renovated in 2006, and now, there is a cosy art gallery, and a steep 200 m staircase will take you to the upper floor, which overlooks the city. The Hellemann Tower is connected with the Tower Behind Monks (Munkadetagune torn) with a defence passage. Over the years, the building has been used as a prison, an ammunition depot, and a cafe.
Entrance fee was €3. And money well spent. Climb al the narrow stairs to the top of the towers, and then walk to the next, and find your way out. Worth a visit.
This is quite essential if you are visiting the great city of Tallinn. We've been a few times, and never had the chance. This last time we managed to see and walk the old town wall. It really is...
Most of the town wall is still intact,in some parts you can pay to climb to the top and walk along the top of the wall which is well worth it.