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Toompea Hill

Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5836 1161
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lossi Plats, Tallinn, Estonia
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+372 5836 1161
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"old town"
in 478 reviews
"alexander nevsky cathedral"
in 68 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 43 reviews
"parliament building"
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"government buildings"
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"lower town"
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"walk up"
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"pikk jalg"
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"estonian parliament"
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"panoramic view"
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"viewing platform"
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"souvenir shops"
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"baltic sea"
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"cobbled streets"
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Visited on an excursion from a Cruise Ship.Tallinn is divided into 2 sections.Upper and Lower old Town.You can walk to Upper town from below but there is only one road up.The streets are cobblestoned so wear good shoes.Upper Town is where you will find the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed up the many stairs to this little cute residence of the Estonian state and government! It was very worth it!

Thank Veramera80
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a pretty easy walk to Toompea Hill (a few cobbles though) and the view you get of the old and new city of Tallinn is great. Plus, it's a free! Would recommend if you have the time.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Toompea Hill is magical in a quiet sort of way. Tall Herman stands majestically while tourist mill around. Musicians singing Estonian songs that won the country their freedom from Soviet Russia in the early 90s. We started our tour of Old Town at Toompea then...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful views of the lower town from the upper town. Nice stroll to see shops, cathedral, city hall, etc. Lovely view of the quaint town and picturesque rooftops.

Thank covingtonLouisiana
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Toompea is the old hilltop town/citadel of Tallinn. With its tortuous cobblestoned streets, old walls, and picturesque churches it is worth the climb up from the city.

Thank Thomas J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is only a short walk from the lower town but well worth the effort for the views. There are several old Churches, part of the city wall, and the huge Orthodox Church. A nice narrow winding street with souvenir shops leads back down...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best if you go there with a guided tour or somebody able to tell the stories of the place. However, the view is amazing anyway ;-)

Thank Doru C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In nighttime, you can see the main spots of the city, its port, TV Tower and probably the most beautiful and characteristic: the red roofs and the Russian-like domes. Watch the sunset or dawn. It’s just magical. This is a relative big area. I saw...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were guided to the view platform in the old town wonderful view of all the churchs, castles, & embassies lovely.

Thank Lee S
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Rose P
June 7, 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
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keh199
January 17, 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
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Aurelio C
March 19, 2017|
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Response from kiltmaker2 | Reviewed this property |
You could take a cab from old town and ask them to drop you at the crossroad of Toompea and Falgi Tee street. You still have to walk about 400 metres from this junction. The first 50 metres will be slightly hilly but the... More
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