Probably, only the lower 10-15 metre part of the tower was completed by 1410, which is cited as the year of completion of the Hellemann tower. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who used the plot behind the tower between 1390 and 1398.
The oldest sections of Tallinn's city wall were built in the 13th century. During the next three centuries, it became one of the largest and strongest defence systems in the entire Northern Europe.
More than a half of the magnificent defence system has been preserved as a city wall; this includes 1.85 km of the wall, 26 defence towers, 2 gates and fragments of two front gates.
Wonderful to walk around with lots of crafty shops etc. The architecture is wonderful with lots of restaurants.
A really quaint part of the Old Town with local artists sketching and craft stalls. Well worth seeing as there is such a nice atmosphere.
Several local artists display their work along this wall that is on the way up to Toompea Hill. Usually, there are some good buys here.