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St Olaf's Church in Tallinn

Address: Lai tn 50, Tallinn | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 641 2241
Website: http://www.oleviste.ee External link
E-mail: oleviste@oleviste.ee

St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, the city's biggest medieval structure, took its name from the sainted Norwegian king Olav II Haraldsson. The church was first mentioned in 1267. It became one of the main churches in the Lower Town and formed its own congregation, which at first mostly comprised Scandinavian merchants and craftsmen and few Estonians.

The evangelical preachings of the then chaplain of the church, Zacharias Hasse, led to the start of the reformation in Tallinn in 1523.

Did you know...?
*Lightning is known to have struck the tower of the church around ten times, three of which led to extensive fires – in 1625, 1820 and 1931

Times and prices


Is open every day: 10:00 - 18:00

Free of charge.


  • Information boards
  • Site lighting


Seminar and conference rooms