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.
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*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
The church is free and really beautiful but the highlight is the climb to the tower along narrow stairs. The view is great and for only 2 Euro its well worth it!
I wanted a bird's eye view of Old Town and found I could climb the tower at St Olav's church for only 2 pounds. It was a steep climb but well worth the view!
Great view from the 60m. For 2 euros the ticket You can climb to the tower (258 steps) and get the view to the Old Town and the rest of the Tallinn. Recommend on a nice sunny day.