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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  • alisdair t alisdair t

    lovely building, great history, and fine views

    Situated in the main square,Tallinn Town Hall was home to the city's authorities for more than 700 years.it dates from the 1200's when settlers and merchants started to habit in the Lower Town of...

  • Ryusuke M Ryusuke M

    Great Views of Old Tallinn

    For three Euros and after one hundred and fifteen steps through a narrow spiral stair way, you can have great views of old Tallinn.

  • olivermccann olivermccann

    Bring your Camera

    Tallinn Town Hall is the only surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe. The building is open to the public and you should look for the visitor’s book for see all the royal signatures. The...

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