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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  • Interesting

    There is quite a lot of the old wall still standing. You can also walk along the top of it. Access is via quite a few different points.

  • Lovely Part of The City

    The town walls in Tallinn are really well preserved and really add to the character of the place. You can see them at many pints as they encircle the town centre, sometime shops and stalls are built...

  • Very interesting

    There is still a lot of the old town wall in remarkably good condition, as well as several impressive towers. The best-known is probably the rather inelegantly named " Fat Margaret" at the end of...


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