We managed to explore quite a large area of this medieval capital, therefore got to see the all best Tallinn viewpoints. Here are the top 3!
Tallinn Viewpoints – The Best In The City
Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform
Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is located on the Northern side of Toompea Hill and was our favourite of the Tallinn viewpoints.
Once you’ve ventured through the narrow, cobble stone streets, you are rewarded with an incredible view from the top. However, the view is not the only thing that attracts people to this viewpoint. There is a pastel pink wall beside the landscape with a catchy quote ‘the times we had’.
It was a really cool place to hang out and watch the hustle and bustle of the streets below.
This, along with Patkuli viewing platform seem to be the two most popular places to see Tallinn from above.
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Patkuli Viewing Platform
Patkuli viewing platform is located in one of the most ancient parts of the city and was our second favourite of the three Tallinn viewpoints. To get to the top there is a stairway of 157 steps connecting Toompea to the town below.
You can see the split personality of Tallinn’s old and new buildings from this special area. The epic view presents you with Tallinn’s signature red roofs as well as the highrise buildings in the new part of the city.
The ocean you see in the backdrop is the Gulf of Finland, then the port and the Pirita district.
The best part about these Tallinn viewpoints is, no matter what the weather, you are guaranteed unforgettable views all year round.
Danish King Garden
This seems to be more of an interesting place rather than one of the Tallinn viewpoints.
It’s located near Toompea Hill, not so far from Kohtuotsa viewing platform, and faces St. Nicholas Church. It feels more secret, rather than an open viewpoint, but be sure to get a picture with the monk and the famous red roofs in the backdrop.
This is supposedly the spot where a flag descended from the sky during Danish invasion, hence the name. Although today the garden remains a place where locals honour the role Denmark played in Estonia’s history.
In the garden there are three tall monks in black cloaks that light up inside at night time. Pretty creepy!
If you take a Medieval tour around the city, you’ll be sure to visit all these Tallinn viewpoints listed. We recommend ‘The Tales Of Reval Walking Tour’.
Luxury – OldHouse Apartments – We stayed at OldHouse apartments and we believe it’s the most magical spot to stay in Tallinn. With the old town view from the window and a cosy fireplace by the TV, you can’t want for anything more. It was even more special looking out of the window onto the best christmas market in Europe.
Mid-Budget – Convenient Central Apartment – The cosy little partment is set in Tallinn and is a short 1.2 miles from Toompea Castle. The apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, a living room, a dining area and a well-appointed kitchen with an oven. A flat-screen TV is available.
Budget – Red Emperor Hostel – Located in Tallinn’s beautiful Old Town and 550 yards from the Town Hall Square, Red Emperor Hostel offers hostel with free Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk. The rooms at Red Emperor are colourful and feature wooden furniture and views of the city. Shared bathroom facilities are in the corridor.
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