Reviews of Culture in Tallinn
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
I have been there a few times and think it well worth the visit..very interesting. Even the museum across from it is worth seeing...a nice walk from Tallin center.
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Important place to visit.
It was amazing to discover a rare old portrait of Mikhail Fyodorovich, the grandfather of Peter the Great. Turns out that a copy of the portrait displayed in the Russian Tretyakov gallery but the original is kept in this small house. Undoubtedly worth a visit. And ask for a guided tour!
A unique and fascinating place to visit.
Overwhelming and deeply moving.
I am visiting Tallin from the 2 to 6 of may i want to se a opera on the 4 of may, i think it is Carmen. Can you please send me information, how i can get ticket
Nice place with interesting information related to Estonian history, habits and believes.
I live in Estonia and I think the Town Hall is an incredible building!
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.
very humbling experience,what this country went through is unimaginable.My husband & I spent hours in this museum.
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.
IT REALLY IS A TRIBUTE TO TALLINN AND ESTONIA..MEMORADBLE PALACE ,BEAUTIFUL GARDENS,SWAN POND IS RELAXING..THE SMALL INDOOR AND OUT DOOR CAFE IN THE GARDENS..SERVICE, EXCELLANT CAKES AND COFFE..THEIR STAFF ARE WELCOMING AND PLEASENT IN THE WHOLE COMPLEX..IT IS A ""MUST ""WHEN YOU VISIT TALLINN..
A must for all visitors to Tallin. My husband and I spent 4 hours here. It was a real eye-opener and serves as a warning to all that we should never take our democratic and peaceful life for granted. Thank you to all who have created this museum.
Alexander Nevski cathedral is in Sofia, Bulgaria. Totally different country.
to Zuruspa from Portugal: to what "heroic deeds" are you refering to? The Soviets were anything but heroic, except maybe to each other. For almost 50 years they decimated the Estonian people and their culture. They're lucky they're being allowed to stay in Estonia. How DARE you consider their deeds heroic.
The monument is NOT fully restored, the wall is now lower and narrower than before, and lacking the sculpture of the Order of the Patriotic War behind the Bronze Soldier (awarded to all soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, and to partisans for heroic deeds during the World War II. Just check ANY photo from 2006).
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A beautiful monument to a sad history
Very cool and informative museum!
An interesting, little museum.
absolutely stunning building and an incredible collection of art. hands down the best Art museum I've ever been to.
offensive to all Estonians - should be removed..
Jill is quite right. It's very beautiful.
Kadriorg is, next to the KUMU, one of the most interesting museums in Tallinn. Next to the exhibitions, the Kadriorg Palace itself is worth a visit!! absolutely recommendable.
If your interested in Sovietica and all its quirks check out the TV tower, it still has the feel of the CCCP even the food tastes like its been illegally shipped in from Azebaijan.
I love visiting the Opera in tallinn, and other old Eastern bloc cities. You might not be able to say much good about those times but this was when opera and theatre thrived in these parts and its thanks to the Soviet times that you can still enjoy quality performances for really cheap. The opera house is a splendid building and the acoustics are excellent
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!
The Bronze Soldier has now been completely restored in its new location at a military cemetery on the outskirts of Tallinn. The bodies of 8 soldiers exhumed from beneath the monument's former site in Tonismagi has been relocated with the monument, while the remains of four other soldiers were sent to Russia to be buried with their families. LEARN MORE
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.
redressing many years of wrongs against the estonian people with new wrongs against the russian population will only leave both sides frustrated and impotent - and violence only makes things worse. it's up to the sovereign estonian government to decide what to do with historical monuments in their country; and though their decision was nationalistic and a bit petty, it should be respected, and not used as an excuse to riot.
Leave the statue ! it is a fine piece of Bronze sculpture ! it doesnt matter who made it. and not ALL Soviet troopers were stalinist pigs !
A lot of the russians who are rioting here in Estonia dont know the historical background...Do you understand what the regime did to our country? (ten thousand people(including women and children)in 1941 and even more in 1949!) Not to mention the demolishing of our own symbols (concerning our culture). Our monuments were savagely dismantled and censorship was everywhere (among other terrifieng acts). The Sovie regime was devastating for us, we estonians have never approved it. Many russians were intergrated to estonia during the occupation, now the offspring of them are rioting on the streets. To russians: the bronze soldier has become (during the past years) a place where you gather and some of you even show red flags and sing the Soviet anthem. Try to understand the situation from our viewpoint. Do you know how a estonian feels when you wave your red flags and burn our flags on our own independent land?! Do you approve communism too? Remember: in a democratic country its ok to commemorate your love ones, noone objects. But its not a wargrave for you anymore, its a place to make political statements. And thats completely wrong. Picures of the riot: http://www.postimees.ee/galerii/index.php?picture=18697 Today I read that in Himki (Russia) a wargrave was desroyed. I do not understand: while you do not even bother moving your WWII monuments(you destroy them), why do you make huge deal here in Estonia (and also we are moving the statue away from the downtown area of Tallinn (we are not destoying it!!)). Russian people, please before you act, learn the historical background that concerns the relations between Estonia and Russia and the regime. Think please! Read international sources not the ones in Russia, because a lot of them might be censored. From Estonia, Hoping for peace...
As of April 27th 2007, the Bronze Soldier monument has been removed and whisked to an unknown location where it is being protected by police...
Breathtaking! Truly beautiful Cathedral.
Beautiful palace. Recommended for all visitors to Tallin.
There are also some great views over the city from Toompea Hill!