"City Wall with its defence towers" Tallinn County Things to Do Tip by Scandic

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By the 16th century, Tallinn?s defense system was one of the most powerful in Northern Europe.

Medieval fortresses, which emerged during the development of the medieval town at the end of the 13th century, surrounded the city centre as a closed defense zone. By the 16th century, Tallinn?s defense system was one of the most powerful in Northern Europe.

The city wall was three meters thick, sixteen meters high, and four kilometers long, completely encircling the city with 46 defense towers. The portion of the wall that has survived is two kilometers long, encompassing 26 of the original towers.

Three towers and a section of the town wall surrounding the Old Town are open to the public ? and can be visited by anyone with a sense of adventure. From the corner of Suur-Kloostri and Väike-Kloostri streets you can climb up Nunna Tower, then cross through a defensive passage to Sauna Tower and onward to Kuldjala Tower.

This is by Tourist Office, but that is SUCH AN Interesting information that I have to put it here...

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  • Written Feb 8, 2003
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