Completed in 1960, Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds were the first modern post-war construction to be built in the city. Unique in Europe, they were designed by Alar Kotli, Henno Sepmann and Uno Tölpus. Their design took into account the nature of the land they were to be built on: audiences would be seated on the slope of the hill, so the song arch would need to echo sound to them. A copy of the song stage was later erected in Vilnius.
The Song Festival Grounds are a popular venue for events. It is best known as the place where every 5 years the Song Festival is held, in which nearly 25,000 singers take part, attracting an audience of nearly 100,000. Anyone interested can climb to the top of the tower, which is 42 metres high and from which you can see all the way out over the city and bay. And if you have binoculars with you that are powerful enough, you should be able to see far out into the Gulf of Finland!
"Singing field" is the place for concert, culture festivals etc. Good point to start the tour in Tallinn. Even Metallica was there.
Not a lot to see. But worth a stop by because this is where the citizens "sang" their way to freedom from the Russians. Today there is an annual get together with thousands of very emotional...
Great place for concerts, picnic and lovely walking with great views. Relaxing place. Interesting history.