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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  • bunky36669 bunky36669
    Very Interesting

    Lots to see in this town hall and town square. The town hall is a historical building that has been modified to tell the story of Tallinn. Especially enjoyed seeing the tapestried.

  • KaraGB KaraGB
    Didn't go in but a great picture

    We did not go in because it was not open at the time but it did make for a great picture. Be sure to not the serpent drain pipes that are colorfully painted lining the roof.

  • Finnishgirl1960 Finnishgirl1960
    Lovely place.

    I enjoyed the hole Tallinn. This is an old building as are almost every one in Tallinn. THE best time to travel there in My opinion is in THE spring. Not that many tourist there then.

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