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.
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 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 Tallinn viewpoint. 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 places to see 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.
Where To Stay In Tallinn
Luxury – 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.
Mid-Budget – 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.
Budget – 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 Booking.com.
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