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Freedom Square, Tallinn (Estonia)

Freedom Square, Tallinn (Estonia)

This open area at the edge of Old Town is a place of national symbolism and civic pride, as well as a favourite gathering spot. From the last days of the Tsars and through Estonia’s first period of independence, Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) was a 

Walls of Tallinn  (Estonia)

Walls of Tallinn (Estonia)

Visit this portion of the wall connecting Nunna, Sauna and Kuldjala towers to imagine guarding the town against medieval invaders. With 1.9km of its original city wall and 20 defensive towers wall still standing, Tallinn boasts one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortifications. In fact, 

Suur Munamägi (Estonia)

Suur Munamägi (Estonia)

Suur Munamägi, 318 metres from the sea level, is the highest point of the Baltics. The observation tower on Suur Munamägi provides its visitors with a splendid 50 km range view of the Estonian nature. The current tower, the sixth in line, was constructed in 1939, and reconstructed 

Soomaa National Park (Estonia)

Soomaa National Park (Estonia)

The Soomaa National Park is a bog and swamp abundant area in the Pärnu and Viljandi County. Visitors might know Soomaa best for its great flood or the so-called fifth season, when the water from melted snow or heavy rains floods all the lower forests, 

Jägala Waterfall (Estonia)

Jägala Waterfall (Estonia)

Jägala Waterfall is a waterfall in the lower course of the Jägala River, approximately 4 km before the river flows into the Gulf of Finland. The waterfall is approximately 8 metres high and more than 50 metres wide. It is the widest natural waterfall in 

Museum of Occupations (Estonia)

Museum of Occupations (Estonia)

he permanent exhibition and films at the Museum of Occupations introduce the occupation era, repressions, national resistance, and the Singing Revolution in Estonia between 1940–1991, when Estonia was occupied alternately by the Soviet Union, Germany, and again by the Soviet Union.

Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonia)

Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonia)

Just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Tallinn, you will find a wonderful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum, showcasing the country’s rural architecture and way of life. The 14 farms in the museum provide an overview of how families from different strata 

Estonian Maritime Museum (Estonia)

Estonian Maritime Museum (Estonia)

The most exciting maritime museum in Europe is located in the Seaplane Harbour! About 200 authentic items are on display at the historical seaplane hangar: a submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker Suur Tõll, a seaplane called Short 184, remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, and much 

Church of Saint Nicholas in Tallinn (Estonia)

Church of Saint Nicholas in Tallinn (Estonia)

The first Classicist church building with twin towers in Tallinn was designed by Luigi Rusca, an architect from St. Petersburg, and constructed in the period of 1820–1827. The church’s valuable iconostas is almost as famous as the Zarudnev iconostas in the Church of the Transfiguration 

Tallinn TV Tower (Estonia)

Tallinn TV Tower (Estonia)

The Tallinn TV Tower is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event. It is located near the suburb Pirita, six km north-east of the Tallinn city center. With its 314 m,