"Toompea Castle" Tall Hermann Tip by fabikt

Tall Hermann, Tallinn: 5 reviews and 10 photos


Toompea Castle is one of Estonia?s oldest and grandest architectural groupings. Built in the 13th to the 14th centuries, the castle is situated on the steep limestone coast, 50 meters above sea level. It is one of the most potent symbols of reigning power, conquered over the centuries by various nations. Today, the Estonian Parliament is housed here.
Tall Hermann was built in the southwestern corner of Toompea Fortress at the end of the 14th century. The name of the tower comes from the German phrase "Lange Hermann" meaning "tall soldier" or "chief" and comes from the tales of the adored medieval hero Hermann. This sort of name was usually given to the most powerful towers in a fortress.
The Estonian flag waves at the top of the 48-meter-high tower.
Tours in Toompea Castle: Mon-Fri 10.00?16.00

othercontact: maria.laatspera@riigikogu.ee
Phone: +372 631 6357

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  • Written Aug 21, 2005
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