Tallinn Town Hall

3 reviews
Tallinn Town Hall
Phone
+372 6457900
Fax
+372 6457904
Website
Tallinn Town Hall
Address
Raekoja plats 1

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Editor's review

Tallinn's original Town Hall was established sometime in the 13th Century, and was replaced by the current Gothic monument, hewn from limestone, in 1402-1404. The Hall served its function as the home of the city administration for an incredible 700 years, right up until 1970. Today it's open to visitors (from 10:00-16:00 in July and August, and by appointment during the rest of the year), and it also serves as an official reception hall for visiting dignitaries. It remains an incredible building inside and out. From within, admire vaulted roofs and brightly decorated colonnades, from outside marvel at the slender tower, topped with Renaissance spire (added in 1627), reaching 64m towards the ether. Incidentally, the moustachioed weather vane on top is the symbolic guardian of the city - Vana Toomas!

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Estonia

I live in Estonia and I think the Town Hall is an incredible building!

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United States

best

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Germany

Nice gothic building. Probably the best in the Old Town. Climb the tower if you want a great view of the city

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