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

  • On foot only
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Unique and magical place!

In Tallinn Town Hall Square you can visit a unique Christmas market in the world. It takes you back to the Middle Ages. Incredibly beautiful experience !!!




This is a nice part of the old town part of Tallinn. You must go through it once you visiting in Tallinn



11th century marketplace oozes with charm

This charming marketplace oozes local culture. There was soo much positive energy in this area. I stumbled across the oldest continuing running pharmacy, Raepteek, which is across the Town Hall...

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