A photo tour in the historical old town of Tallinn, Estonia

2016-01-09

The old town of the city of Tallinn in Estonia is one of the most charming urban sights in the world. We remember when we visited Tallinn during the time when Estonia was still a province of Soviet Union, and although the city was somewhat grey and dull, it was easy to see the beauty under the surface. Estonia regained its independence in 1991, and since then, the small nation’s development has been breathtakingly fast. Let us take you to brief photo tour in Tallinn of today.

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Back to the historical old town of Tallinn. The Danes invaded the town in 1219, and wrote about it, giving us a timeline about its long history. In the 14th and 15th century, Tallinn thrived as a member of the Hanseatic League. It was then when many of the buildings in the old town were constructed. After the Hanseatic period, Sweden and Russia ruled in Estonia until 1918, when the small nation became independent. It lasted until the World War II.

About 400 000 people live in Tallinn and 1.3 million in Estonia.

A view from over the old town of Tallinn to the port

A view from over the old town of Tallinn to the port


An alley in the old town of Tallinn Estonia

An alley in the old town of Tallinn Estonia


A street in Tallinn lined by beautiful houses

A street in Tallinn lined by beautiful houses


Estonia is a flat country, but there is a hill in Tallinn where the old town is located

Estonia is a flat country, but there is a hill in Tallinn where the old town is located


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The topmost walls in the old town


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