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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  • The old town hall... beautiful

    The old town hall is beautiful... so much history and so many stories. It's tower is impressive and the oldest town hall in Northern Europe with a huge gothic tower.. you can't miss it. The...

  • Beautiful building

    The Tallinna Raekoda is another one of Tallinn’s beautiful landmarks with some unique architecture on display. The museum was okay but nothing too exciting in my opinion.

  • Beautiful medieval builsinf

    Beautiful medieval building that you can’t fail to see from the main town square. I’m not sure whether you can actually go inside the building or not, I have a feeling you could but there was a fee...


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