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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  • lovely interior

    We only went into the town hall rooms and not up the tower. The rooms were very small but quite ornate and I enjoyed walking round them. There were several interesting tapestries and displays...

  • Marvellous building from the medaeval period

    This building is in great condition for a 400+ year old building and sets off the town square spendidly.

  • very interesting! beautiful architecture!

    they had people dressed up like "monks" offering to go inside a small pub to try their beer and food. great place to take pictures and in some angles to take picture of the town square.


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