Tallinn Town Wall

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Tallinn Town Wall
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midway42
Minnesota2,813 contributions
May 2022
Constructed and developed over centuries, the predecessors to todays enclosures were constructed from local limestone in the latter half of the 13th century. Tallinn’s current city walls reached a peak of effectiveness and continuity in the 1500’s, comprising 40 towers and an outer moat; artillery demanded new, squat constructions such as Kiek-in-de-kok over the earlier tall, thin columns. As the years progressed the defensive fortifications gradually became obsolete, and only about half of the towers and an equal amount of wall remains.

Girding the Old Town, the towers vary in their roles, from housing museums (the maritime museum in Fat Margaret) to providing access to the ramparts above (Nun’s Tower) to, well, just being a decorative tower (on either side of the Viru gate). I visited various parts of the walls either while seeing a museum inside or as a dedicated stopover to see the wall itself. There are ten excellent metal storyboards at various locations, giving thorough descriptions of the applicable site of the wall or tower in English. A detailed diorama in the City Museum shows the intact fortifications at their peak.

In summary, the city walls are equally impossible to miss and difficult to find. It’s tough to make sense of this attraction in its entirety because it is so spread out over a large area and would take the better part of a day or more to process. If you have several days to spare in Tallinn by all means pay attention to your surroundings and you will be rewarded with excellent views and innumerable historical anecdotes.
Written 24 May 2022
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN823 contributions
Oct 2021
The museum inside the towers of the walls was interesting and there were some good photo ops from the walls too. It is well worth a few hours of your time. I thought the "haunted" tower with the information on Tallinn's psychic/paranormal clubs of the 1920s and 30s was unique.
Written 21 October 2021
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Paul W
Manchester, UK91 contributions
May 2020
On a nice day we saw this as a great way to see the city and it was exactly that. not too busy . The old town is still unspoiled
Written 9 April 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,740 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the most memorable sites in town and one of the most photogenic. So this is a place you will want to go on your walking tour, the old city walls.
Written 19 October 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Jun 2019
Tallinn City Wall are worth visting primarily because they are (unlike many other medieval city fortifications) very well preserved.
Written 23 May 2020
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Laura B
Hamilton, UK82 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Lovely views from the top of the towers and along the wall walk. The staircases can be challenging. There are several stretches of wall walk to complete with 2 lovely viewpoints in between.
Written 10 March 2020
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Toby L
Calne, UK404 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
About as medieval as it gets! Film set ready!
If you want to truly see a city wall this is one of the few places in the world with walls left worth seeing.

Yes there’s not much to see and there are better views but the walls are a fantastic example of medieval city walls.
Written 29 February 2020
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Toptrekkers
Cheshire54 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a relatively short section of wall that's open , sparsely labelled with steep access steps. Only a couple of euros but really not worth that. We were the only ones there and I could see why. Don't bother.
Written 19 February 2020
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Scottloves2golf
Heber City, UT328 contributions
Feb 2020
This fortification is one of the best I have seen in the world. Very well preserved, this wall is going to stand the test of time.
Written 15 February 2020
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MHAccorLoyal
Kortrijk, Belgium91 contributions
Jan 2020
We all know that cities the world over were protected by walls but to be able to see such extensive remaining sections in a fairly large city is enough reason to make it well worth visiting Tallinn
Written 25 January 2020
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