Tallinn's city wall

The oldest sections of Tallinn's city wall were built in the 13th century. During the next three centuries, it became one of the largest and strongest defence systems in the entire Northern Europe.

More than a half of the magnificent defence system has been preserved as a city wall - this includes 1.85 km of the wall, 26 defence towers, 2 gates and fragments of two front gates.
Patkuli viewing platform is a good place for examining the city wall, and a number of towers are open for visitors.
You have a chance to walk on a small section of the wall that connects the Nunne, Sauna and Kuldjala towers. The wall has a wonderful view of the Old Town and Toompea.

The oldest sections of Tallinn's city wall were built in the 13th century. During the next three centuries, it became one of the largest and strongest defence systems in the entire Northern Europe.

More than a half of the ma

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  • Old City Wall

    Tallinn City Wall are worth visting primarily because they are (unlike many other medieval city fortifications) very well preserved.

  • Lovely views from the top

    Lovely views from the top of the towers and along the wall walk. The staircases can be challenging. There are several stretches of wall walk to complete with 2 lovely viewpoints in between.

  • Worth a look

    About as medieval as it gets! Film set ready! If you want to truly see a city wall this is one of the few places in the world with walls left worth seeing. Yes there’s not much to see and there are...


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