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  • Address: Lossi plats 1A 10130
  • Hours: Mon-Fri
  • Admission: Guided Tour

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Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle, situated on a crest on the edge of the Old Town, was built in 1219 by Danish invaders on the site of an ancient wooden fortress, dating from sometime in the ninth century. The castle served as a seat of succession of foreign powers for seven centuries and since 1922 have housed the Riigikogu, Estonia’s parliament.

Nothing remains of the original Danish castle, but three of the four corner towers of its successor, which served as the seat of the Knights of the Sword and was founded sometime between 1227 and 1229, still stand. Each successive ruler has significantly altered the castle, and the current pink Baroque facade dates from an 18th-century rebuilding by Catherine the Great.

The Estonian national flag flies from the 150-foot Pikk Hermann tower on the southwestern corner: tradition dictates that whichever nation flies its flag over Pikk Hermann also rules Estonia. Each day at sunrise the Estonian flag is raised above the tower, accompanied by the national anthem.

You can visit the castle and parliament only with a guided tour. Tours take place on working days and last around half an hour.

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Tallinn Sightseeing Tour by Coach and Foot

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Discover enchanting Tallinn, the capital of Estonia with a fascinating past, on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Your guide will show you all of the sights of ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $31.67

Tallinn City Private Tour

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The Tallinn city tour is a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn. During the bus part of the tour, which lasts for 1.5 hours, we will drive around the ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.98

Tallinn Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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Join this 2 hour walking tour on the haunted streets of the Tallinn Old Town! When the sun goes down, dive into the night and 700 years back in time for the ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.00

Walking Tour of Tallinn Old Town and Kalamaja

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A fantastic private walking tour of Tallinn's famous Old Town and the Bohemian suburb of Kalamaja. This is way more than your regular Tallinn Old Town tour, ...  Read more

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.67

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