Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

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 every 5 years the Song Festival is held, 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!

Completed in 1960, Tallinn'sSongFestivalGrounds were the first modern post-war construction to be built in the city. Unique in Europe, they were designed by Alar Kotli, Henno Sepm

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  • History

    History of the place is quite interesting and well worth learning as well as visiting this historical complex. You will have to use the buses to get to it though

  • Nice

    A coach tour brought us to this huge amphitheatre with an imposing structure and the sea in the background deeply rooted in Estonian history and still hosts concerts from around the world...

  • LOcal culture at its best

    Didn't understand this place until we visited and heard the story. It is deep rooted custom, culture and history of the people of Estonia that continues as their freedom from being over run by other...


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