"Water Mill" Old Town - Historical Centre Tip by Airpunk

Old Town - Historical Centre, Tallinn: 55 reviews and 160 photos

  Water Mill at Lai 47
by Airpunk

This round building, first mentioned in 1359, was used in case of water being cut down during a siege. In this case, drinking water would be drained up from this mill which was powered by horses. A new, steep roof was added in 1672 giving the building a tall appearance and making it visible from beyond the city walls. The russian authorities took over in 1732 and since then, it is used as a storage room. In 1757, the building caught fire and so, the present roof was constructed. During WWII, several treasures from the Oleviste church were stored here.

The building can not be visited inside

Address: Lai 47
Directions: Close to Oleviste Kirik
Phone: +372 5807 4704
Website: http://www.visittallinn.ee

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  • Written Jun 5, 2007
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