Swedish St. Michael’s Church

Rüütli tänav 9, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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The New Almshouse that was built for the city poor became the church for the Swedish congregation after the Great Northern War. The restored church, which was used as a gymnasium during the Soviet period, has been re-consecrated. The church has a Baroque altar (Joachim Armbrust) and pulpit as well as a unique baptistery (Christian Ackermann, 1680).
Thanks to its good acoustics, the Swedish St. Michael’s Church is a popular concert venue. The Museum of Estonian Swedes is also located in the church, which is open to visitors by prior arrangement.

Times and prices

Monday–friday: 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:30 - 13:30
Saturday closed

Is open advance bookings only

  • Free of charge

  • Free of charge

Features and amenities
Getting there
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
Stops nearby
Bus: Vabaduse väljak, Tõnismägi
Tram: Vabaduse väljak
Trolleybus: Vabaduse väljak
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