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An ancient 10th-century Estonian stronghold stood on this 170-foot-high limestone plateau, which was later divided into the Big and Small Fortress with its distinctive defense towers erected in the early 13th century.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5836 1161
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Offers superb views of Old Tallinn - go early before the tour groups arrive. I went around 7-8am and got some superb photos

1  Thank travellover077
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice middle age surroundings with nice galleries on the way. Mind though where you are walking, the steps can be tricky.

Thank Sigríður Huld J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

History talks by its selfs.the highest place that you see all around even 360o the city of Tallinn..

1  Thank Apostolis P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lucky to climb up here on a clear day and enjoy the expansive view. One of various great view points - all a little different.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can overlook Tallinn to different directions from this hill where in medieval times city rulers built their houses.

Thank jonti14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go get a glimpse of Tallinn’s Old town. From this place pictures into tourist guides and travel brochures is often taken. It is a beautiful area too and you can also climb here as there are nice stairs.

Thank Petsku83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good way to see the entire expanse of the old town. Picturesque, and easy up and down. Even on a rainy day, we were happy to visit. The town people and curio shops were all pluses.

Thank L R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Head up here from the old town to get a great overview of the lower town, and visit the Bastion tunnels, Freedom square and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Wander through the cobbled streets. There's a picture awaiting around every corner.

1  Thank Sharlene G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this hill by accident. View is beautiful. Not much effort to get to top. I believe it's paved and maintained well.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great area to leisurely walk around and take in the sights. There are areas to view the city from above with plenty of street cafes and shops. The streets wind through the area so enjoy getting lost in this beautiful neighborhood.

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2 July 2018|
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Response from lynclarke | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, a vinyl record club was apparently selling or trading vinyl records. They had there cars parked very near Toompea. Is there a reason why you want to go there specifically? The Cathedral? Otherwise the... More
7 June 2018|
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Response from markr2306 | Reviewed this property |
the climb isn't too bad, its fairly gradual - i would think ok at any age for anyone even slightly fit. The views from the top are great and it is where you find the orthodox cathedral which is worth visiting
17 January 2018|
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Response from TabathaSoltay | Reviewed this property |
There are actually a few ways up, but they are all steep and some involve stairs. I would take the road not the stairs, the ones I stumbled on to walk up are not only steep, they are uneven. Start in Freedom Square and... More