Toompea Castle was erected on the foundations of the crumbling eastern wing of the fortress built on this site in the 13th and 14th centuries. Today the castle is home to the Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament).
Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castle has always been the seat of power in Estonia.
Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castle has always been the seat of power in Estonia. Ever since the German Knights of the Sword first built a stone fortress here in 1227-29, every foreign empire that ruled Estonia used the castle as its base. Today,…
Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castlehas always been the seat of power in Estonia.
“Every Saturday there is a half-an-hour organ repertoire performed by some notable organist. The entrance is by donation of 3 euros. ”
“The pictorestic Old Town and Town Hall Square offers different happenings throughout the year. Christmas Market is very popular during Winter Holidays and Old Town Days, during the Summer.”
“This is the best vantage point for viewing Tallinn's fairytale Town Wall and towers, St. Olav's Church and the harbor area.”
“The museum, located in the cannon tower and bastion passages, introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century.”
“Awesome sports trails in the forest of Pirita river. Surrounded by beautiful nature, partially illuminated, good for cycling, running, walking, hiking. Skiing trails are prepared in winter season and there is a possibility to rent equipment on site.”