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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.

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

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  • One of the best in Europe

    Lot of history in Tallinn`s old town and thank god, well preserved and restored. One, if not the best example in Europe.

  • Center of Tallinn's beautiful old town

    Beautiful old town and the town hall is situated on the main square. In the winter time there is an amazing Christmas Market and when it starts to snow it looks like a winter wonderland. In the...

  • Medieval Europe

    The very center of medieval walls encircled Old town is adorned with a terrific Town Hall building. The simple Gothic Town hall bldg with its high slim turret looks movie like, like from Harry...


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