"The birthplace of Tallinn" Toompea Tip by nomadig

Toompea, Tallinn: 35 reviews and 106 photos

  Views from Toompea Hill over Tallinn old town
by nomadig

Toompea hill is the birthplace of Tallinn. The oldest fortress stood on this hill and gradually the old town and the city grew around it. The Toompea and the old town have only a couple of open passages, and otherwise they are separated by walls. In fact, the place has been a separate town with its own administration and special rights. Toompea was joined with Tallinn ("lower town") in 1878.

Nowadays, Toompea is the home of Estonian parliament and government. The hill is not very large, so it can be explored by feet in a couple of hours. There are magnificent views over the city from several viewpoints. There are two churches, one Lutheran and one Orthodox that are both worth of visit.

Address: Toompea Hill

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  • Written Aug 18, 2007
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