Although I am originally from Stockholm, Sweden. I live in the USA (Maryland) since 1979 but look at St Olav's Church as a treasured family church and parish. One of my more recognized (Reval) ancestor was Heinrich VIII von Knorring (1595-1679) that was buried at the church on March 6, 1679. Additionally, many additional ancestors were baptized, confirmed, married and laid to rest at the church. Heinrich is my 9th Great Grandfather. Given the opportunity I would love to visit Reval and, St Olof's Church especially. Time will tell. Dan
Definitely worth the climb, but watch your head at the top. The panoramic view is breath taking even if you are out of breath! You'll take some great photos of the city and landscape! We enjoyed a beautiful choir concert in this place. Lovely people, lovely place.
Well worth the challenging 258 steps up! The reward is a breathtaking panoramic view of the city, the historic old town skirted by centuries of newer developments. Start your exploration of Tallinn here.
As others have said, you better be in shape to climb the circular stone stairway but in the end worth every ounce of effort. The view was breathtaking to say the least. You see all of old tallinn and into the Baltic sea.
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The view is absolutely amazing, you can see the whole city from the top: the Old Town, the harbour, even some far-away districts. However, remember that it's not so easy to get to the top. It's quite exhausting and the steps are steep and narrow, so better grab a hold on something if someone is coming from the opposite direction!
Climbing to the look-out platform was a challenge at least 10 stories one step at a time, but well worth the effort. The views of the city & harbor are spectacular.