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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  • Beautiful and useful

    The tower of the Town Hall is one of the Tallinn symbols. This place is the meeting point (for different purposes). Do not miss the wonderful Dragon restaurant inside.

  • What a wonderful town

    Enjoyed guided walking tour of this beautiful town, it’s free from the tourist shop if you get their for midday. Last 2 hours and our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her town and...

  • nice building. tower was closed

    Nice gothic style building which looked well as a backdrop to the christmas markets. Went to climb the tower to find out its closed over the winter months.


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