Are you traveling to Tallinn in Estonia? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Tallinn as a tourist!
Old Town is the heart of Tallinn, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval areas. Wander through cozy alleys and cobbled streets and look at the beautiful old castles, churches, and fortresses. Old Town also has many small shops selling local crafts, specialties, and souvenirs.
If you get hungry, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes.
St. Olaf’s Church (Oleviste kirik)
Between 1549 and 1625 the church was the world’s highest building with a height of 159 meters. In 1625, the tallest tower was destroyed in a fire, and today the church’s highest point of 123.7 meters. The church was built in the 1100’s and is named after Norway’s King Olav the Holy.
A calm and peaceful green oasis in the center of Tallinn. Stroll along the beautiful gardens or enjoy a cozy picnic. Want a cup of coffee?, then there’s a cozy cafe called Kohvik Park.
Spa and Sauna
In recent years, the Spa tourism has found its way to Tallinn, and rightly so. Tallinn has long had a spa and sauna culture, so going to a spa is surely one of the must things to do in Tallinn. The range is wide, and there are Spa facilities in all price ranges, both cheap and super luxurious.
The standard is high on treatments, and you get quite a lot of value for money.
Although Tallinn is not known to be a shopper’s paradise, here is still a lot of vintage and second-hand shops with good chances of finding bargains. The best vintage shops you will find in the Old Town. Our favorites are Fankadelik, Vintage House, and Oh So Retro.
Lahemaa National Park
Lahemaa National Park offers a fantastic scenery and lovely walks. Here you get the chance to get up close and enjoy an almost untouched nature.
If you like being out in nature, A day trip to Lahemaa National Park is without a doubt one of the top things to do in Tallinn.
Tallinn Free Walking Tour
Join a free tour through Tallinn with knowledgeable guides who grew up here and show off Tallinn from its best side. Here you get valuable tips while you also learn more about the city’s history.
Like swimming and sunbathing? Then You should head to Pirita Beach. The beach is very popular during the summer months, and it is always hustle and bustle here.
Dome Hill (Toompea)
From the top of Toompea hill, you get the best views of Tallinn. The area at the top has several beautiful buildings and many nice restaurants and cafes.
Olde Hansa Spiced Almonds
The smell makes itself present already three blocks away. A smell that will not let you get away without having the woman in a woman medieval dress give you a brown paper bag with hot and spiced nuts. Olde Hansa spiced nuts wagon stands in the heart of the old town on the corner of Raekoja square.
Several stalls sell spiced nuts, but the Olde Hansa is Tallinn’s original with its traditional spiced nuts. A must to try when you walk around the Old Town!