…Experience the genuine Medieval Town.Talinn.Estonia…
Spring is around the corner, planning a trip or wonder where to go? Join me for this entry, and I’m going to share with you another interesting place where you can spend your quality time with someone you loved…
…Talinn, the genuine Medieval Town…
Talinn, the capital of Estonia, located in the Eastern Europe, for those who is wondering where is Estonia, well it is located below Finland, separated by Gulf of Finland, east of Stockholm and west of Saint Petersburg. Tallinn’s Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tallinn is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.
It’s always been my dream to visit Talinn because I was impressed by its unique architectures since I was in second year of my medical school in Russia, and I’ve made it there together with my family and my love xiangyun last Summer.
We entered Talinn from Finland, via Eckerö Line ,Operates only one ship, the aging 2000-passenger Nordlandia (3 hours one way). Often has the cheapest fares.Other options are Linda Line – Small catamarans Merilin and Karolin. The fastest option (1.5h) with frequent departures, but susceptible to bad weather. April-September only.
Tallink Silja– Up to 6 departures daily on large Star and Superstar ferries (2h). They also operate the Baltic Princess (3.5 hours), a slick new 2800-passenger behemoth with cabins for easy overnight stays in Tallinn. Discounts are available to Eurail pass holders.
Viking Line – Large Viking XPRS ferry (2.5h), two sailings daily.
Exploring Talinn… The easiest way no doubt is by foot, this is because all the places of interests can be accessible by walking distance, the second option you have is by bike.
3 days 2 nights is enough for you to glance thru every corner of Old Town of Talinn… One of the most picturesque town I’ve ever travelled after Prague… Where sometimes you might also think of, is this another Disneyland?
St Catherine’s Passage-The small alleyway, which local use when Virtu Street is packed with tourists,there you can view works of artists and craftsmen not only as finished products, as in ordinary gallery, but also various processes that open studios present to the tourist.
Kohtu Viewplatform-Where you can see the whole view of Talinn, this is the place where you can get the best view of Talinn.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral- a classic onion-domed 19th-century Russian Orthodox church that has become a touristy symbol of the city, much to the annoyance of nationalist types who regard it as a symbol of oppression. It was almost demolished in 1924 during Estonia’s first brief spell of independence, but the Soviets left it to moulder and it has been restored to its former glory. .(Information depicted from Wikitravel)
All-linn – Lower Town-This area is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe and the authorities are continuing its rehabilitation. Major sights include Raekoja plats (Town Hall square), the town walls and towers (notably “Fat Margaret” and “Kiek in de Kök”) and St Olaf church tower (124 m). .(Information depicted from Wikipedia)
Toompea – Upper Town-This area was once a separate town (Dom zu Reval), the residence of the Chivalry of Estonia, Roman Catholic bishops of Tallinn (until 1561) and Lutheran superintendents of Estonia, occupying an easily defensible site overlooking the surrounding districts. The major attractions are the walls and various bastions of Castrum Danorum, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (built during the period of Russian Empire, the church was built on a site that formerly housed a statue of Martin Luther) and the Lutheran Cathedral (Toomkirik) and the old Estonian Royal Palace now the Parliament building.(Information depicted from Wikipedia)
Town Hall and the Town Hall Square-is the only surviving Gothic town hall in the Northen Europe.Built in the heart of Talinn,next to the marketplace,the Town Hall has witnessed trade and social activities for over 700years,and over the centuries the square has been used as a site for fairs and celebrations.
Well, we enjoyed the max during our stayed in Talinn, nice food and lots of souvenirs can get there,and of course is the superb views of Talinn that captured the heart of every travellers…