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"Defense masterpiece" City Walls - Towers Tip by nomadig

City Walls - Towers, Tallinn: 32 reviews and 93 photos

  Tallinn city walls
by nomadig

The Tallinn old town wall used to be one of the most formidable defense installment in the Norther Europe on 16th century. The wall was three meters thick and 16 meters high. There were 46 defense towers, and the lenght of the wall about four kilometers.

Currently, there is about two kilometers and 26 towers left. There are several good spots to admire the wall, such as near Toompea hill, near the railway station and of course next to the city center -- the Viru gate is one of the main entrance to the old town. Some of the towers are open to the public. Check out the Tallinn tourist info for details.

The picture was taken near the Danish King's gardens, on our way to Toompea and Alexander Nevsky cathedral.

Address: Around the old town

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 6, 2006
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