Town Hall tower and Old Thomas
The Town Hall tower was built at the same time as the building itself, between 1402 and 1404. In 1530 a weather vane was placed at the top of the tower which the people named 'Old Thomas'. He remains one of Tallinn's most popular symbols and is considered to be the city's guard and defender. In summer, visitors to the city can climb the winding staircase up the octagonal tower and enjoy the stunning views over the Old Town and surrounding areas.