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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  • Mazmannan Mazmannan
    Very old Town Hall

    The Tallinn Town Hall is situated next to the Town Hall square on the south side – and is believed to be the oldest town hall in the Baltic and Scandinavian region. It dates back to the 13th...

  • HermanK449 HermanK449
    Another Town Hall

    Maybe we visited too many town halls and churches but this was just another town hall for me. Situated in the middle if the old town next to the town square. You cannot miss it when you are there.

  • neko201 neko201
    Rustic!

    Relatives living in Tallinn, introduced us to Elk Soup in the town hall. Waitresses in medieval style outfits served in a candle lit room, loved it! Meat pies, Elk ribs also on the menu. If warm...


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