A Walk through Tallinn’s Old Town – One of Europe’s Best

Estonia, Tallinn Guide (B): A Walk through Tallinn’s Old Town – One of Europe’s Best

When thinking of red roofs, windy cobble stoned roads, and towering city walls, Tallinn doesn’t come to mind…but it should. As I found on my recent walk through Tallinn’s old town, this area is full of character and quickly became one of my favourites in Europe.

When I think about medieval fortified cities, Tallinn doesn’t come to mind. Rhodes, Valletta, and Dubrovnik – yes. Estonia’s capital, not so much. That’s why on my walk through Tallinn’s old town I was surprised by 12th century old guard towers and walls – most of which are in original condition. This is why, and to my continued surprise, a walk through Tallinn’s old town is a walk through a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During my walk through Tallinn’s old town I felt as if I was transported back in time. The cobblestone roads. The arched entrances. The open squares. These highlights were unexpected and helped set a medieval tone to the most unexpected day of my journey. The grey and overcast last day when I strolled the quiet streets only magnified this feeling in a very cool way. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Walk through Tallinn’s Old Town – One of Europe’s Best
Guide Location: Estonia » Tallinn
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Maiden’s Tower   Toompea Hill   St.Olaf’s Church   Puppet Museum   Luscher & Matiesen Distillery   War of Independence Victory Column   Marta Guesthouse  
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on author's website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/walk-through-tallinns-old-town-europes-best/