Church of the Holy Spirit in Tallinn

Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn. Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a clock that has been measuring time since the 17th century. The treasures inside include a unique altar created by Berndt Notke in the 15th century and the pulpit built in 1597.

In medieval times, it was the main sanctuary for commoners. After the Reformation, the first Estonian sermons instead of German ones were held here, and Johann Koell's Catechism, written by the pastor of the church and published in 1535, is considered the first book in Estonian.

Built in the 14th century with timber interior and a hexagonal tower, the bright white Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest and finest structures in Tallinn. Before entering the church, take a look at the façade with a cloc

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  • Amazing Interior

    This is a less advertised church for most tours offered in Tallinn. I came across it on my own when I was freely walking around in the old town. The exterior does not characterize the amazing...

  • Could be preserved better

    The church could be preserved better and offer a larger variety of books and souvenirs. The glass art is too modern for the old church. They look like they are copied from a contemporary book of...

  • Unexpected Highlight of Tallinn

    This was somewhere we just happened upon in our wanders through Old Tallinn. It turned out to be an unexpected highlight. The exterior and interior of the church are both beautiful. Outside you will...


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