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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  • joshua916 joshua916
    Nice but not special

    It's in a cute little old European town, but there are plenty of these all over Europe. Not much to make us linger any longer than a few minutes. Architecture is interesting but not breathtaking. Was...

  • 251larsn 251larsn
    Great old walls

    One of the oldest town halls in Europe. Has rectangular shape and a 64 meters tower. Nice meeting rooms, always crowded. It is worth a visit!

  • Brooklynite_Abroad Brooklynite_Abroad
    The only one of its kind left in the world

    This is a true gem from the Hanseatic Era. You can't roam the interior, but you can pay to access the tower. The ground floor has eateries that resemble those of centuries past. There is a museum...

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