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Travel Blogs from Tallinn
It’s a rainy Monday evening in Tallinn. I arrived yesterday by ferry. It was an easy check-in but a long walk up 3
floors to boarding. I was on deck 9 on a
very quiet area of the ship with a perfect view. I felt the ship move so perhaps it’s not as
gigantic as I thought it was.
FROM MY SEAT …
... favorite treat marzipan. Raekoja square is famous for another historic fact: this is where the first ever Christmas tree stood in 1441.
For a true medieval feel, we followed the route of old city walls and 26 watch towers. At several points along the wall you can climb to the top of the parapets or walk along the top of the wall. Also among the must-see-sights in Tallinn Old Town are their churches – although not grand enough ...
... but no music festival to be seen. It was getting late, so started to walk to the bus station, when we started to notice a lot of people, mainly women, in traditional costumes, all walking away from the main park. We'd obviously missed whatever was on, but Allan took the opportunity to take snaps of anyone he could without being too obvious – he looked like a dirty old man taking sneaky shots!
Due to the amount of people in town, the buses that came by ...
... We sat inside sheltering from the drizzle a while and having a quick look over our route for the day. Walking past the monument to those who died in the Estonian War of Independence, we reached the Kiek in de Kök museum. The museum mainly focused on the development of the city's fortifications throughout the ages. It also explained a bit about the Livonian Order in the Great Northern War. We went on up the hill to see the Linda Monument. ...
... rain, so good timing for us to get out of it. The weather didn't clear up 'til we were almost all the way to Tallinn, so not a lot of opportunities for good pictures. And most of the time you couldn't see land anyway...
I could start to see the towers from a few miles out - here was truly a medieval city. It was a short hike from the pier to Old Town, where we were staying, but once we got there it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility