Tallinn Town Hall Square

Town Hall Square has been a market place and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.

As a square it plays an important role today as well - in summer it is filled with outdoor cafes, plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, is a venue for open air concerts and fairs and more. In winter it becomes a magical Christmas market, the centrepiece of which is a towering spruce tree. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441, when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world's very first Christmas tree.

Town Hall Square has been a market place and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.

As a square it plays an important role today as well

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  • very interesting! beautiful architecture!

    they had people dressed up like "monks" offering to go inside a small pub to try their beer and food. great place to take pictures and in some angles to take picture of the town square.

  • Tower

    I didn't find Town Hall itself very interesting because I'm more the art lover and Town Hall museum has only (I think - I haven't been inside) history exhibition to offer, but instead I decided to go...

  • Typical Scandinavia looking town hall

    Not disimilar to the Town Hall in Copenhagen, just smaller. It is an imposing building that dominates the square in front of it.


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