Tallinn Gate

Tallinn gate is the only surviving 17th century gate with an embankment in the Baltic Countries; until 1710, it was known as Carl Gustav (the King's) Gate. From the gate, a bridge led across the trench to a postal road to Tallinn. The author of the gate is probably Erik Dahlberg; he constructed similar King's Gates and bastions in Narva and Riga as well.
During the teardown of the fortification in the 19th century, only the Tallinn Gate was preserved, as well as the embankments and the trench that leads to the Venus Bastion at the riverside – the so called Vallikäär.

Today, visitors are welcome to walk through the monumental Baroque gate and marvel at the beautiful beach district of Pärnu!

During summers, a café with a terrace is open here.


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  • 1Viktor1 1Viktor1

    Small pice of history of old Pärnu.

    It is a good place to walk with friends or family in summer nights... I recommend visit this place during "Hansa päevad" in June ! It is amazing fair of food, concerts and shopping. Lot of concerts...

  • Papudrakus Papudrakus

    Looks to be bigger, but is renovated

    On the pictures it looks majestically, so special. In fact this is small gate with small part of walls. I expected much more there. Inside is a kind of shop with ice creams in season. On the front...

  • Helen552259 Helen552259

    Tallinn Gate

    Tallinn Gate could be made so much better, go see it but dont expect much compared to oither cities. Needs more sell, more explanation of the history and some pride and love given to it

Features and amenities


Kuninga tn 1, Pärnu

Getting there

In the centre of Pärnu at the beginning of Kuninga street, at the intersection of Kuninga and Vana-Tallinna street.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • On foot only
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus


58°23'1''N 24°29'45''E | Download GPX file