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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  • Historic building overlooking the main square of old Tallinn

    The town hall forms one side of the main square. It has a tower that can be climbed, but does not offer the best views. A very small historic restaurant is in the building which usually has long...

  • very impressive

    At first i thought it was a church. A very impressive building at the central square that you must not miss. You have not seen Tallinn if you don't see it.

  • Old Town Centerpiece

    A can't miss midieval structure that is the centerpiece of the square. Surrounded by restaurants, cafes and of course hordes of tourists and their Canons and Nikons!! You can climb the tower for a...


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