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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  • mjc404 mjc404

    Lovely old building

    We would have loved to see the inside of this Town hall but we visited on a Sunday, and that is the one day of the week when it is closed. However, we could still have climbed the tower but tired...

  • geographyguy_11 geographyguy_11

    Fantastic introduction to Tallinn

    Situated on one of the world's most beautiful squares, the Town Hall is a beautiful and fascinating building to visit. The displays in the basement include a good model of the Town Hall, the Great...

  • Pam D Pam D

    A beautiful building

    The impressive Town Hall towers over the square in Tallinn and is an impressive building. This is one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

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