The old town is without doubt the most well-known part of Tallinn but if you want to know more about it then you must visit the Kalamaja district, as well as some of the beautiful landscapes surrounding the city.
For years I've been hunting for new, interesting places in Tallinn and for this article I have gathered some of my favourite spots in the city. A number of them have been around for years, but there are others which an average traveller probably wouldn't stumble across. There's something here for everyone; whether you want to enjoy the outdoors, see the more traditional side of Tallinn, check out how the locals have transformed old industrial buildings into vibrant hubs or just want to eat great local food. I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I'll see you in Tallinn!
As with many UNESCO listed treasures, Tallinn's cultural heritage is rich and varied, from churches and merchant houses to the saunas. Estonia's traditional cuisine continues to thrive in the city, with influences from Scandinavian, eastern European and Austrian dishes.
See one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe
If you need a pharmacy but still want to be immersed in the medieval atmosphere of this historic city, then navigate through the narrow old town alleys to the Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek), which is one of the oldest in Europe in continuous operation. The pharmacy opened its doors in the fifteenth century and today you can still buy medicine there. There's also an exhibition of old remedies and according to legend, marzipan was invented here sometime in the 1400s.