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Patkuli Viewing Platform

Nunne 16, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Great View of Old City

Get up there early when the sun is rising or after a fresh coat of snow. Magical! It's easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea C
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Bucharest
Good view

A bit of a climb, but not too taxing, to this vantage point to see over the red roofs of Tallinn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BT3rd
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Patkuli viewing platform is situated in one of the most ancient parts of Tallinn. It has fairytale views of the Old Town and its towers and walls, all the way down to the port. The stairway leading up to the platform was constructed in 1903. There are 157 steps connecting Toompea to the town below, with the stairway coming out in Toompark by the Shnelli pond.
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“toompea hill” (9 reviews)
“vantage point” (3 reviews)
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Nunne 16, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get up there early when the sun is rising or after a fresh coat of snow. Magical! It's easy to find, just head UP and you'll be there in a few minutes.

Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a climb, but not too taxing, to this vantage point to see over the red roofs of Tallinn. If you like a good view. It’s worth the climb.

Thank BT3rd
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Come here, sit down, enjoy the view, snack on roasted chestnuts and soak in the ambience. Loved every second of it.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I would say that there are better places to have a view on panorama of Tallinn. Its nice, but don't expect too much.

Thank adambrzoskowski
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Ventured up here whilst looking at the aristocrat part of the city and wasn't disappointed. We came late in the evening and with the clear sky, snow covering the parks and buildings it looked absolutely beautiful. It was an easy walk up from the old...More

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

...unless you want a great view. This is one of several viewing platforms that ring Toompea and offer great views of the city. They are all within an easy walk of each other so take the time to visit several of them. We did and...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Visited in the daylight and again after dusk. Excellent views of the city and the water. Take the camera and enjoy

Thank Spressy
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The stairs down the hillside were built in 1903 and there are 157 of them. The views span the tall towers of the church out to the bay. Stairs are an option; this viewpoint cn be reached in other ways. The trees and vegetation soften...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was by far our favorite spot on Toompea Hill for views of the old city and its fortifications. If you are lucky and the weather cooperates, you can get incredible photos that will bring back wonderful memories of your time in Tallinn. From here,...More

1  Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you follow Rick Steve's walking guide, you will wind through quaint old alleys to get to this vista that is wonderful for photos. Be patient, it is a tour group favorite. We just had to wait a couple of minutes for crowds to pass.

Thank Erin S
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63barb
19 March 2016|
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Response from Vivita N |
Yes, you can go from Old town side - walk up the streets with no stairs.
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