Tallinn Town Hall Square

Raekoja plats, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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Town Hall Square has been a marketplace 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, it plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, and is also a venue for open-air concerts, fairs, and more. In winter it becomes an enchanting 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.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
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juergenp1957

juergenp1957

beautiful centre with nice restaurant

in very good shape top capital of Baltic countries ! historical shows the connection to "Hansa towns" - just easy to spend one week there and discover the details....

blank5es3

blank5es3

sometimes there are events and protest happening there.

its actually such an amazing place, so many different food places and beautiful architecture. I have also seen beautiful events happening there.

Richard S

Richard S

A grand walk

A grand square to walk in, to see the buildings including the old Pharmacy. The old Town Hall one could go in. To see others strolling was a pleasure.

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