Town Hall tower and Old Thomas

Raekoja plats 1, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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Town Hall tower was built at the same time as the building itself, between 1402 and 1404

Soldiers of the town hall used to keep watch there. In the event of a fire or other accidents, an alarm was triggered, which can now be heard at every hour.

During the summer, visitors can enjoy the views that the tower has to offer. To reach the balcony (at 34 metres high), one must conquer 115 steps. The higher you get, the steeper and taller the steps will be.

The weather vane Old Thomas was placed at the top of the tower in 1530 and it guarded the city until 1944. The current weather vane dates back to 1996. Old Thomas I is enjoying his retirement in the basement of the Town Hall.

Times and prices

Is open every day: 11:00 - 18:00


Observed from distance

  • Adult:


    4 €
  • Child:


    2 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

  • Free of charge

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

Getting there

Entrance and the ticket booth to the tower are located at the Vana-Turu side of the town hall, next to a café. The 115 steps of the tower are steep and tall. Therefore, we do not recommend climbing the tower for guests who are elderly, overweight, or accompanied by very young children. Up to 10 people can visit the tower at one time.

  • Signposted
  • On foot only
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