Hobuveski, dating from 1379, was originally used for milling flour when the city was under siege or when watermills could not be used due to lack of water. The mill mechanism was operated by eight horses that turned it inside the building.

This extremely unique construction displays historical works of stone art.

Artistic stones that once belonged to the local houses found their way to the mill as a result of the houses being destroyed in the bombings of March 1944.

The two floors exhibit weighhouse bas-reliefs, lintel stones, small stone terraces, window columns, etc.

Today, the mill is also a venue for theatrical performances, other events, presentations and medieval evenings for up to 140 people.


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  • Tejas P Tejas P

    the sauna and hot tub

    was a very cute place. a reindeer outside.. th other nearby experiences husky ride were thrilling to say the least. santa claus house was nearby. the authentic lapland meal wa delicious.. also the...

  • Alexey G Alexey G

    Небанальная мельница

    Интересное место, не просто найти и идентифицировать. Строению лет шестьсот, наверное. Круглой формы, хорошо сохранена. В средние века здесь лошади вращали жернова. Интересно.

  • MaximEos MaximEos


    таких сооружений в европе осталось крайне мало и это очень необычно, что такая мельница сохранилась до наших времен. интересно послушать из аудиогида ее историю. внутрь не попали рядом шли...

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Lai tänav 47, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

This round slate building at the end of Lai Street by the city wall near Renten Tower and St. Olaf's Church is a single-storey structure with a cellar of 16 metres in diameter. There is plenty to see in the vicinity: Fat Margaret cannon tower; the Three Sisters; the aforementioned St. Olaf's Church; the extraordinarily well-preserved merchant's house at Lai 23; the Greek Catholic Church; Köismäe defensive tower; and other towers. Right here is where one of the Old Town's most exciting city wall streets, Laboratooriumi, starts. The street is lined with dozens of towers that are an impressive sight viewed from inside and out alike.


  • Signposted
  • By car

Stops nearby

Tram: Linnahall


59°26'31''N 24°44'50''E | Download GPX file