Hellemann Tower

By 1410, which is marked as the year that the Hellemann Tower was built, only the lower part, which is 10–15 m high, was probably finished. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who used the land behind the tower in 1390–1398


The Hellemann Tower was renovated in 2006, and now, there is a cosy art gallery, and a steep 200 m staircase will take you to the upper floor, which overlooks the city. The Hellemann Tower is connected with the Tower Behind Monks (Munkadetagune torn) with a defence passage. Over the years, the building has been used as a prison, an ammunition depot, and a cafe.

By 1410, which is marked as the year that the Hellemann Tower was built, only the lower part, which is 10–15 m high, was probably finished. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who used the land behind the tower 

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    We climbed a section of the old wall near the Kodulinna maja across from an elementary school. Spiral staircases brought us up into old towers. Some with no visibility and steep steps. This would be...

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    I'm a bit confused here - as there are TWO sections of the wall you can pay to walk along. I am reviewing the section known as the Hellermann Tower and Town Wall Walkway, near the Viru Gate (near...

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    As much as I enjoyed the historic buildings, I found the wall to be the most interesting relic of the past. The winding stairway up the wall is a challenge. I loved the cute cafe half way to the...


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