Tallinn Town Hall Square

Town Hall Square has been a market place and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.

As a square it plays an important role today as well - in summer it is filled with outdoor cafes, plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, is a venue for open air concerts and fairs and more. In winter it becomes a magical Christmas market, the centrepiece of which is a towering spruce tree. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441, when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world's very first Christmas tree.

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  • Stephen T Stephen T
    3 dragon pub has delicious food!

    The view from the top is grand when it's open, though even if not able to partake, there's the little medieval style pub with Elk Soup, and Ox ribs to satiate hunger. Lit by candles, warmth fills the...

  • Milpitas_traveller Milpitas_traveller
    Town hall not open all year round

    The Town Hall is not open past Agust 30th, so you can not climb the tower for an overview. You can climb a church tower (St. Johannes?) for a great view.

  • AnnandBob99 AnnandBob99
    Interesting building to visit

    This was very a lovely building to visit, lots of history attached to it, There are some beautiful 15th century tapestries being replicated by local artists and are on display. The kitchen is still...

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