Modern Mind, Medieval Heart
Sitting on the Baltic coastline, Tallinn is perfectly positioned to be an economic centre – and today it is. Despite its youthful energy and multitude of tech-focused businesses, however this is still a city that respects history. Indeed, in the ancient, UNESCO-protected Old Town – enclosed by medieval city walls – history is impossible to escape. Spires and towers pierce the sky, creating a skyline straight from a fairy-tale. These are some of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe. At the heart of it all is the Raekoja plats, or Town Hall Square, considered the city’s hub since the end of the 13th century. It remains the venue for many festivals, events and markets throughout the year.
Tallinn is one of the cities that features on The Hansa cultural route. It is also home to two cemeteries from the European Cemeteries Route.