Estonia’s capital is a compact, buzzing city. Shaped by extensive outside influence, Tallinn has reinvented itself as a great value getaway, with myriad cafés, pubs and restaurants providing a good night out. See itinerary ideas
The heart of the city, surrounded by medieval walls, is the Old Town. At its centre stands the Raekoja plats, an historic marketplace. Above the centre looms Toompea, a hilltop stronghold established by the German knights who controlled Talinn during the Middle Age.
East of the city centre is a peaceful wooded area known as Kadriog Park, within which are a cluster of historic buildings. The forested island of Aegna and the Lauluvaljak amphitheatre, which hosts Estonia’s celebrated Song Festivals every five years, are also worth a visit.