St. Olav’s Church tower

The gothic steeple of this church, which was completed in the early 16th century, once made the church one of the tallest buildings in the world (soaring to 159 metres, according to certain sources). Historians disagree, however, on the details and interpretation of the measurements, and some even think that the steeple has never been higher than 115-125 metres. Nevertheless, the church has always been a grand structure, and its 124-metre tower is considered one of the symbols of Tallinn.

In summer visitors can climb a winding staircase to the tower's viewing platform to enjoy the views of the city.

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*There are 232 steps up to the viewing platform

The gothic steeple of this church, which was completed in the early 16th century, once made the church one of the tallest buildings in the world (soaring to 159 metres, according to certain sources). Historians disagree, however, on the details an

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