"Town Hall" Town Hall Tip by King_Golo

Town Hall, Tallinn: 34 reviews and 73 photos

  Tallinn's famous Town Hall
by King_Golo

Tallinn's Town Hall is one of the most famous sights of the city. It is the only completely preserved town hall of Northern Europe and was first mentioned in 1322. During that time, however, its looks were different. Today's town hall goes back to the early 15th century. It is said that you have a magnificent view from up the tower, but so far I've never managed to include this in my list of things to do in Tallinn...
In the arched front side of the building, you can find an Baltic-German curiosity: A plaque with some German sentences shows the figure of Iustitia. However, her eyes are wide open, while usually her eyes are closed in order not to be disturbed by things such as the accused person's appearance. I couldn't find out why it is like that, but interestingly I stumbled upon another Iustitia figure on another building which looks similar!
In front of the Town Hall, the large Town Hall Square marks the cultural and culinary centre of Tallinn. Most of the buildings house a restaurant, although those of the more expensive kind! It may be a better idea to eat elsewhere, although the look from the restaurants' terraces is hardly found anywhere else.

Address: Raekoja Plats
Directions: the centre of the lower town
Phone: (+ 372) 6457900
Website: http://www.tallinn.ee/raekoda

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
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