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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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  • Great cheap restaurant in the cellar

    The market hall is a beautiful medeival building that has been rennovated. It's really different that other European market halls. In the cellar there is a great medeival restaurant III Draakon (low...

  • Must see when in Tallinn

    This is the famous and impressive town hall which is a must see when in Tallinn. Lovely architecture. Also some information boards giving you some of the history of the building

  • An iconic bit of Estonian History

    We were disappointed not to have been able to look inside as we were certain it would have been well worth it.


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