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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  • Very memorable especially if your family sang here

    You've almost got to study the history of this place in advance or watch the videos to learn the significance of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. This is where the Estonians were allowed to sing in...

  • Would be a sight to see in use!

    Tallin has an amazing history, great to visit this historic ground with such significance. While in use, it must be magnificent.

  • Inspirational once you understand the "Singing Revolution"

    If not taking a guided tour, read about the "Singing Revolution" before visiting the site. The 30,000-person stage filled with local singers (it is reportedly a crime to sing off-key in Estonia...


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