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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  • Worth a passing glance

    Unable to enter the town hall or climb the tower the day we were in Tallinn. Took a cursory look at the Architecture. It is situated on a very lively square. Lots of people milling about, enjoying...

  • Not the best view..

    I decided to choose Town Hall as my observation deck of the day (there are many options including most churches). I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the view. The history of the building is...

  • 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...


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