Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann Tower), Tallinn

Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann Tower), Tallinn (must see)

This location is called Pikk Hermann or the Tall Hermann Tower. It is located at Toompea Castle in Tallinn, Estonia, on the hill that carries the same name. It is situated next to the Estonian Parliament building. The flag of Estonia always flies here on the tower, which reaches up 95 meters into the air at the top of the flag pole. The original structure was begun in 1360, and ended up taking a whopping 40 years to complete. Later, the height of the tower was increased to 45 meters in the 16th Century.

The tower itself consists of ten floors, along with a viewing platform. A total of 215 stairs were added to allow access to all floors, including the viewing platform. During the raising of the flag of Estonia here each day, you can hear the National Anthem played. This typically happens at sunrise, but never occurs earlier than 7:00 a.m. The same event takes places around 10:00 p.m. each evening. The song played is called “My Fatherland is My Love.” So, you get a real chance to see a bit of local patriotism here at the Tall Hermann Tower. It is also fun to go and see the local Parliament Building next door.

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Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann Tower) on Map

Sight Name: Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann Tower)
Sight Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Tallinn Old Towers and Gates  

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