St. Olav’s Church tower and observation 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 some 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 observation platform to enjoy views of the city.

The church and observation platform are closed in winter.

There are 232 steps leading up to the observation 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 some sources). Historians disagree, however, on the details and i

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  • Great view of Tallin

    A high climb on a narrow staircase built more than half a millennium ago will reward you with excellent views of Tallinn. There's not much room going up or down, and people will pass both ways...

  • Climb the tower

    The church itself is nothing special I guess, but the thing you must do is climb the tower. Not the easiest thing to do, but doable and worth it :) You will love the view from the top.

  • tower closed. so not much worth to see

    was the tallest building in europe at one time and offers the best views of old town but sadly if the tower is closed theres not much to do here. tower is closed during the winter months. which is...


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