As the afternoon approaches, travellers can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and watch the sunset at Restaurant NOA, known for its Estonian flavours and breath-taking view of the Tallinn skyline and sea. For evening entertainment, a new cultural hub in Noblessner, Kai Art Center, will open its doors on 20 September 2019, in the former submarine production plant. The cultural centre will showcase international contemporary art exhibitions, movie programs and other cultural events.
Events for the diary:
- Tallinn Restaurant Week (1-7 November 2019) allows visitors to enjoy local cuisine and learn about the latest cooking trends. Delicious cuisine can also be enjoyed at many of the participating restaurants.
- Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) (15 November – 1 December) is an annual film festival in Tallinn, held since 1997 and is the only A-category film festival in Northern Europe. The festival showcases over 600 films, has over 1,200 attending film professionals and journalists and attracts a crowd of more than 80,000 people each year.
- Tallinn Christmas Market (15 November - 7 January 2019) was awarded the title of European Best Christmas Market in 2019, with the world-renowned market being held in the medieval Town Hall Square. Travellers can enjoy black pudding and sour cabbage, as well as warm Christmas drinks. A full cultural programme with dancers, singers and more takes place on stage and visitors are joined by Santa.
- Medieval Days (9-12 July 2020) takes place in Tallinn's Old Town every year in July. Travellers get to feel the atmosphere of the flourishing Hanseatic era at the large medieval market in the Town Square Hall with merchants and workshops, musicians and dancers, theatre performances, knight tournaments and other exciting activities.
East Estonia – Narva
Estonia's easternmost town, Narva, a mix of Estonian and Russian cultures, is known for its iconic historical sights, Soviet-era architecture and world-class spa facilities. Start your day passing by the Baron von Velio's house, dating back to 1845 and the Narva Town Hall.
For lunch, stop by Rondeel, which offers exquisite fish and meat dishes, with fresh local ingredients. A visit to the museum in Narva Castle is a must, where travellers can try out various techniques for handicrafts and explore the history of the town. Visitors can then head to the Narva-Jõesuu beach for some afternoon sun or alternatively, the infrared sauna and salt chamber at Meresuu Spa & Hotel if the weather takes a turn.