"The Many Towers" Defensive Walls Tip by Maria81

Defensive Walls, Tallinn: 36 reviews and 102 photos


All along the defensive walls that today form the borders of the Old Town


The wall system wa sbegun in the 13th century, with the majority of the gates and towers constructed during the 14th-15th centuries. Some of the towers can be visited, and a few boast colourful names:

- Kiek in de Kök, or 'peeping into the kitchen'
- Neitsitorn, or 'Maiden's tower' (which was more of a brothel, in the Middle Ages)
- Fat Margaret's Tower and The Great Coastal Gate
- Viru Gates
- Nunna Tower
- Sauna Tower (hmmmm....)
- Kuldjala Tower
- Epping Tower (and what do we in London think of this one? :) )

Directions: Around Old Town

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 12, 2010
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