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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    At the end of the street where our hotel was, we found St Olav's Church. We knew we could look around the church and for 3 Euros each, could climb the tower for spectacular views over the city. 250...

  • 232 steps for the views

    The 124-meters high gothic steeple of St. Olaf’s Church was completed in the early 16th century and made the church one of the tallest buildings in the world. Throughout the church's history...

  • Best view in the city

    From the top of the church you will see all Tallinn. This is a best view in the city - MUST SEE. The upstairs is rather difficult, be careful and dont hurry


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