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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  • Unique Building

    Tallinna Raekoda is a beautiful and unique building set along one side of Raekoja Plats , a square containing restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines. The views from the tower are excellent...

  • Geourgeous

    The City Hall with it sleek tall tower is extraordinarily photogenic. A large plaza on one side has many restaurants where one is able to take in the view at leisure.

  • Stunning

    This is definitely worth going to see. From the exterior it is stunning and equally so inside. Do go right up into the roof area, both for the views and to see the boards that explain the extensive...


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