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3 Best Viewpoints In Tallinn

We managed to explore quite a large area of this medieval capital, therefore got to see the all best Tallinn viewpoints. Here are the top 3!

1. Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform is located on the Northern side of Toompea Hill and was our favourite of the Tallinn viewpoints.

Once you’ve ventured through the narrow, cobblestone streets, you are rewarded with an incredible view from the top.

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

It was a really cool place to hang out and watch the hustle and bustle of the streets below.

This, along with Patkuli viewing platform seem to be the two most popular things to do in Tallinn from above.

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The best of the Tallinn viewpoints
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The incredible Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

2. Patkuli Viewing Platform

Patkuli viewing platform is located in one of the most ancient parts of the city and was our second favourite of the three Tallinn viewpoints. 

To get to the top there is a stairway of 157 steps connecting Toompea to the town below.

You can see the split personality of Tallinn’s old and new buildings from this special area. The epic view presents you with Tallinn’s signature red roofs as well as the highrise buildings in the new part of the city.

The ocean you see in the backdrop is the Gulf of Finland, then the port and the Pirita district.

We visited Tallinn at Christmas which was beautiful, but cold, so be sure to wrap up!

The best part about these Tallinn viewpoints is, no matter what the weather, you are guaranteed unforgettable views all year round.

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The guys that put on a medieval show for us on our wonderful walking tour, ‘Tales Of Reval’
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Our second favourite of the Tallinn Viewpoints

3. Danish King Garden

This seems to be more of an interesting place rather than one of the Tallinn viewpoints.

It’s located near Toompea Hill, not so far from Kohtuotsa viewing platform, and faces St. Nicholas Church.

It feels more secret, rather than an open viewpoint, but be sure to get a picture with the monk and the famous red roofs in the backdrop.

This is supposedly the spot where a flag descended from the sky during Danish invasion, hence the name. Although today the garden remains a place where locals honour the role Denmark played in Estonia’s history.

You can learn more about that at the Estonian Open Air Museum.

In the garden there are three tall monks in black cloaks that light up inside at night time. Pretty creepy!

If you take a Medieval tour around the city, you’ll be sure to visit all these Tallinn viewpoints listed. We recommend ‘The Tales Of Reval Walking Tour’.

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One of the creepy monks at Danish King Garden
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The red roofs along with St. Nicholas Church

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.

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