House of the Black Heads

House of the Black Heads is one of the oldest and most renowned building complexes in Tallinn’s Old Town. The most unique rooms are the White Hall (1532), which is the first venue in Renaissance style in Tallinn, and the St. Olaf’s Guild Hall (1422), built in the late Gothic style. The long history of the brotherhood is full of legends of saints, soldiers, and adventurers, which are nowadays primarily reflected in the names of the premises. House of the Blackheads, which is located in the historic gathering place of Tallinn’s former merchants and craftsmen’s associations, offers various rooms for receptions, business parties, conferences, and other events.

National Register of Cultural Monuments

House of the Black Heads is one of the oldest and most renowned building complexes in Tallinn’s Old Town. The most unique rooms are the White Hall (1532), which is the first venue in Renaissance style in Tallinn, and the St. Olaf’s Guild Hall (142

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  • Smaller and less ornate than its Riga counterpart

    This is somewhat smaller and less ornate to its better known Riga counterpart, but the building served the same function nevertheless as headquarters for the organisation which bears its name...

  • House of the Blackheads

    Nice place for taking pictures in front of the excellent decorative door and where concerts are performed.

  • Very Interesting and Curious

    This central structure, completely destroyed by German, then Russian bombing in/after WW2, has been restored in detail and offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval culture, with a twist. The House...


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