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Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform In Tallinn – A Complete Guide

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is deemed to be one of Tallinn’s best viewpoints. With it’s famous wall quote and incredible view, here’s all you need to know.

How To Get To Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is located on the Northern side of Toompea Hill.

If you’re staying in the city, almost everything is within walking distance.

If you’re not up for walking there is public transport operating around the city such as buses, trolleys and trams.

You can purchase a Tallinn card in order to have unlimited transport as well discounts on city attractions during your stay. Or, you can buy a single-ride paper ticket from the driver in cash – exact change only.

As Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is situated on Toompea Hill, you can only get so close via public transport. You will have to venture uphill through the narrow, cobble stone streets by foot.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform.

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform Opening Times

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

You are guaranteed to get amazing views from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform whatever time of year you visit

Also, with it being open 24 hours a day, it’s possible to capture sunrise, sunset or whatever time you prefer.

It was not very busy when we visited but it will definitely get busier during spring/summer months, when there are more tourists visiting Tallinn.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Beanie Hat

Knit Gloves

What To Expect At Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is a large terrace area that offers stunning views of the whole city.

You can see the the hustle and bustle of the town below, with people getting ready for the Tallinn Christmas Market, along with the Gulf of Finland as the backdrop.

This special part of Tallinn overlooks the signature red roofs, as well as the high-rise buildings in the newest part of the city.

However, the view is not the only thing that attracts people to this viewpoint in Tallinn. There is a pastel pink wall beside the landscape with a catchy quote ‘the times we had’.

In the very distance, you can spot the ocean which is the Gulf of Finland, then the port and the Pirita district.

This, along with Patkuli viewing platform seem to be the two most popular things to do in Tallinn from above. It was a really cool place to hang out and is completely free to visit.

During the summer season, outdoor cafe and dance evenings take over the space. However, you are always guaranteed unforgettable views, no matter what the weather.

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Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform and it’s stunning landscape
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The signature red roofs of Tallinn
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Oh… the times we had.

Where To Stay In Tallinn


OldHouse Apartments

Located in Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town, OldHouse Apartmentsprovides accommodation in stylish apartments with free WiFi.

Each apartment has a living room with a flat-screen TV, a bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator. A stove, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, a coffee machine, a kettle and kitchenware.

Each apartment come with a bathroom and either a shower or a bath.

A hairdryer and free toiletries are provided. There is also a minibar in most apartments.


Convenient Central Apartment

Convenient Central Apartment is located in the Kristiine district of Tallinn.

1.4 miles from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 1.5 miles from Town Hall Square and 1.6 miles from Estonian National Opera.

The accommodation is 1.2 miles from Toompea Castle, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The apartment is located on the ground floor and comes with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine, an oven and a stovetop.


Red Emperor Hostel

Located in Tallinn’s beautiful Old Town and 550 yards from the Town Hall Square, Red Emperor Hostel offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk.

Free luggage storage is available.

The rooms at Red Emperor are colourful and feature wooden furniture and views of the city.

Shared bathroom facilities are in the corridor.

The hostel comes with a common lounge, guest computers, a shared kitchen bar with draught beers and giant Jenga game, pool table and other entertainment.

For more places to stay in Tallinn. you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

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Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

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Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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