Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

Narva maantee 95, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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Completed in 1960, Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds were the first modern post-war construction to be built in the city. Unique in Europe, they were designed by Alar Kotli, Henno Sepmann and Uno Tölpus. Their design took into account the nature of the land they were to be built on: audiences would be seated on the slope of the hill, so the song arch would need to echo sound to them. A copy of the song stage was later erected in Vilnius.

The Song Festival Grounds are a popular venue for events. It is best known as the place where the Song Festival is held every 5 years, in which nearly 25,000 singers take part, attracting an audience of nearly 100,000. Anyone interested can climb to the top of the tower, which is 42 metres high and from which you can see all the way out over the city and bay. And if you have binoculars with you that are powerful enough, you should be able to see far out into the Gulf of Finland!

Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Buses to Tallinn Song Festival Grounds from the City Center: Stop "Lauluväljak" nearest entrance to the Song Festival Grounds via the Sea Gates, located approx. 200 m back to the city Buses No.: 1A, 5, 8, 34A, 38 Stop "Oru" nearest entrance to the Song Festival Grounds through the Oru gates, which is located on the other side of the road approx. 100 m away. Buses no: 19, 29, 35, 44, 51, 60, 63. The stop "Lasnamägi" is the nearest entrance to the Song Festival Grounds through the Mäe gates, which are located on the other side of the road approx. 200 m away from the stop. Buses no: 29, 35, 39, 44, 51, 60, 63, 66. For parking, see: https://lauluvaljak.ee/en/park-ja-atraktsioonid?attractions=Vaatamisv%C3%A4%C3%A4rsused,Aktiivsed%20tegevused,Seltskonnale

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Lasnamägi, Oru, Oruvärava ja Lauluväljak
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Unless you are attending an event, skip it

We went and we saw and we left. Nothing to really see but the dome and statue. 15 minutes is the most you will spend there unless you take a picnic. It was an awfully long drive to it and I...



Amazing festival space

The grounds of the Tallinn Song Festival are beautiful and spacious. I would love to watch an outdoor concert here. Anyway, if you want to see something off the beaten path, this is a must do.

Michael T

Michael T

Worth a visit

The festival grounds play a big part in the history of Estonia and they are well worth a visit. Many big artists have performed here over the years.

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