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Toompea Hill, Tallinn

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Home to medieval castle fortifications, a host of churches, and the seat of Estonia's parliament, Toompea Hill has represented the epicenter of power for Tallinn's rulers throughout history. You can make your way from the lower portion of the World Heritage-listed old town to the top of the hill via a long cobbled walkway. You'll pass by a ninth-century fortress that houses the seat of the national government, the Russian Orthodox cathedral, and the 124 m (407 ft) tall church of St. Olaf. For a basic tour of the upper town, follow the remains of the city's walls around their perimeter, stopping for photos at the viewing platforms along the way. See Toompea Hill and all Tallinn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tallinn journey planner .
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  • The ascent is worth it, but the view over Tallinn is simply magnificent. Also the visit to the cathedral with the many family coats of arms is worth seeing. You can linger up here.
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  • Very busy, however the view down into the cobblestone streets and across the red roof tops and church spires is fantastic.  more »
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  • It is small hillock 10 minutes walking from Old town. Has estonian patliament and Alexander Church here. The viewpiints of old city are must go on this hillock.roads are made of paving stones and can be difficult if you have a baby and stroller. Whole hillock can be explored on foot.
  • If you go up to the hill before the sun starts to set, the view from the hill gives you a wonderful view and opportunity to get a shot of Old Town Tallinn. Of course you can go up to the hill whenever you please, but the setting sun actually casts a shadow over the viewing platform, which means there's a pesky shadow.
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