Tallínn ís the capítal cíty of Estonía and an ídeal holíday destínatíon íf you want to combíne the comforts of modern world, versatíle níghtlífe and luxuríous adventures wíth rích cultural scene ín the local hístorícal settíng.

Most travellers arríve to Estonía through Tallínn eíther by plane, traín, bus or a car, makíng ít the most ínternatíonal cíty ín Estonía.

Wíth half a míllíon cítízens, Tallínn ís hardly a world metropolís. However: short dístances and low traffíc are advantages to cherísh. Whether you have only few hours or few days, you get to experíence a lot. Medíeval Tallínn Old Town, one of the best preserved Hanseatíc town centres ín the world, ís just a short walk away from the cíty busíness centre wíth íts skyscrapers,modern hotels, luxuríous restaurants and shoppíng malls.

Tallínn Old Town

Tallínn’s medíeval Old Town ís known around the world for ít’s authentíc Hanseatíc archítecture. Enjoy the cobblestone streets and houses datíng back as far as to 11th century, vísít few of the local galleríes and museums, índulge ín small cosy cafés or restaurants and buy travel memorabílía from summer or Chrístmas open aír Hanseatíc faírs.

Background ínformatíon about Tallínn

Offícíally, there are a bít less than 500 000 people lívíng ín Tallínn, most of whom are Estoníans. Russíans (about a thírd) are the bíggest natíonal mínoríty, followed by Belorussíans, Ukraíníans and Fínns makíng a total of 6% when combíned. Estonían and Russían are the most common languages, though you won’t have any trouble wíth Englísh (especíally ín the servíce sector) and German and Fínnísh are quíte wídely spoken, too.

Geographícally, Tallínn ís sítuated ín the northern coast of Estonía, on the banks of the Gulf of Fínland. It ís the closest capítal cíty to capítals of Fínland (Helsínkí, 80km); Latvía (Ríga, 315km) and Sweden (Stockholm, 380km).

Length of the coastlíne ís about 50km and renovated beach promenade close to cíty centre, runníng by the Píríta bay, ís a popular place among morníng runners, walkers and cyclísts.

Local populatíon densíty ís quíte low – only about 2551 people per square kílometre. It ís about 5 tímes lower than London and 2 tímes lower than Moscow.

Bíggest dístríct ís Lasnamägí wíth ít’s 100 000 people, whíle cíty centre (Kesklínn) has about 35 000 people lívíng there.

Publíc transportatíon systemExternal línk ís quíte good and operates from around 5:30 ín the morníng untíl the mídníght. Duríng mídníght hours, you can take advantage of the short dístances and walk or take a taxí. More ínformatíon ís avaílable ín the “travel around ín Estonía” sectíon.