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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  • Take time to sit down and rest

    Very nice place to visit in Tallinn. It is difficult to grasp the effect of this place without the crowd. Despite that it is a wonderful place where to come for a walk and bathrooms are just nearby...

  • It all about the weather

    If weather is good this is the place to visit a concert. Guns N' Roses last summer, just fantastic. Maybe the band was not on their best anymore after a long tour, but this place made it perfect.

  • Nice big grounds but nothing much

    Nice big site but nothing much when there is no event. Nevertheless, can imagine the magnificence when it is filled with people especially the singing during the Song Festivals.


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