Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle was erected on the foundations of the crumbling eastern wing of the fortress built on this site in the 13th and 14th centuries. The castle with its late Baroque façade was built between 1767 and 1773.

The history of Toompea is the story of the rulers and conquerors of Estonia, each of whom moulded and reinforced the place to their own needs and according to their own taste. Today the castle is home to the Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament). The blue, black and white of the national flag can be seen flying on top of the 45.6-metre Tall Hermann tower as the symbol of Estonia's independence.

Free excursions of the castle for single visitors, as well as groups take place every day from Monday to Friday if booked ahead of time. Sessions of parliament can be watched from the public gallery.

Toompea Castle was erected on the foundations of the crumbling eastern wing of the fortress built on this site in the 13th and 14th centuries. The castle with its late Baroque façade was built between 1767 and 1773.

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  • Impressive Structure

    We couldn't gain access as it is necessary to book in advance. Nevertheless we had a nice walk around the outside. It is a strange mix of styles as a result of it being built over a number of...

  • beautiful castle, magificent view

    Toompea Castle is a very old castle, that has changed very often in the 10 centuries since it was build and had many owners (Danish, Swedish, German, Russian).It's on top of an hill, very near to...

  • Many impressive old buildings

    Great views of the city, marvelous builings like the Tall Herman & Kiek-in-de-Kök towers & the stunning Alexander Nevsky Cathderal comprise some of the many delights of Toompea Hill.


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