Tag : Old Town

The Danish King's Garden in Tallinn Old Town (4)

The Danish King’s Garden in Tallinn Old Town

The Danish King’s Garden is centrally situated on Toomepea Hill between the city wall and lower Tallinn. Basically it is just a small garden-like square with medieval feel to it, but there’s an interesting story behind the garden, which makes…

0 Comments / 22/07/2016

Tallinn Deer Statue (7)

Deer Statue and the Legend of How Tallinn Got Its Name

There are several stories and explanations regarding how Tallinn got its name, but perhaps the most popular one dates back to the time when the Danish King Valdemar had conquered North Estonia in the 13th century. The King liked hunting in his…

1 Comment / 04/03/2016

The Tallinn Town Hall Tower & The Legend of Old Thomas (2)

The Tallinn Town Hall Tower & The Legend of Old Thomas

Tallinn’s Town Hall Tower is located on a square of the same name. The Town Hall Square is the heart of the city, the central point where major events have taken place (Christmas market, concerts, political speeches etc.) since medieval times….

1 Comment / 26/02/2016

Tallinn Town Hall Square (3)

Tallinn Town Hall Square

Tallinn Town Hall Square is definitely one of the ‘must visit places’ in Tallinn, as it is the heart of the Old Town. The first mention of Town Hall Square is from 1313 when it was called forum. Over the…

0 Comments / 04/02/2016