would it be a good time to go to Tallinn in mid June. is the weather usually good at that time.
also how much is the ferry over to Helsinki (one way and return)
Hello, I need to identify the park where I saw a statue in dark grey metal (bronze?) of a (mythological?) woman with a crown on her head and a (dead) wolf draped over her left shoulder. Any ideas? It's in a park close to the old town in Tallinn. I can send a picture if need be! Thank you!
Phoebe / Paris
I'm travelling to Tallinn next week and I was wondering of you have to book tickets for the ferry to helsinki in advance or if you can also book a return ticket at the ferry terminal before departure? I'm not sure yet for doing a day trip to helsinki, that's why I would like to have the opportunity to buy it there on the spot. And what about prices, are they more expensive in the terminal than on the internet?
Me and my friend want to go to Tallinn from Vilnius. I know that Tallinn is more expensive than Vilnius. Maybe could you recommend me some cheaper places to eat in Tallinn and cheaper bars? Last time I was there, the bottle of beer cost 2,9 EUR (in Lithuania it cost max 2 EUR)
Also, could you recommend me which companies bus can I take? There are few companies going Vilnius-Tallinn
Hi, we are 5 couples from Scotland travelling to Tallin for New Year and our hotel is near the Old Town. Can anyone help with the names of good restaurants, functions etc we can attend to celebrate New Years Eve? Thank you and any replies appreciated.
How can I get from Tallinn to Lahemaa National Park? I would like to get there by myself and do some hiking. Is there a train or / and a bus? Where from exactly do they start? Where is the best place to get off? I would be grateful to get some advice.
We are travlling to Tallin next week to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Does someone know if there is glutein free cakes at local cafes? There is one person with coeliac disease in our 7 people party. And we should know where we meet at the old town. My parents don´t know they are going, and at friday my mother might disapoint a little not having my sisters family with us. We try to take them to cafe at saturday and make another surprise, having them there! (First one is the trip). But it would be nice to have a cafe, where her daughter could also eat a piece of cake.
I'm coming to Tallinn on 4th August at 2 p.m. How can I get to the hotel "Metropol" (Roseni 13, Kesklinn, 10111 Tallin) by public transport? Does the bus No.90K operated by Hansabuss still go to city for 2 euros per ride?
Another thing which I kindly ask you is whether there are some buffet to have lunch in the city? Also, I'm thinking during my short stay till 8th August to get somewhere outside the city because I love hiking and would like to see some interesting spots, to feel fresh air ? And I don't know where? I heard that there are interesting walking / hiking trails in Estonia. Thank you in advance
In August we will travel from Helsinki to Tallin and plan to take a ferry. Is it convenient to book it in advance?
We are planning to rent a car in Tallinn to travel around. Is it convenient to book in advance? Are there any problems to cross to Latvia and Lithuania with a rental car?
Any tips or links about driving in Estonia are welcome.
Thanks in advance,
I just heard there is some kind of flower festival at Tallinn. We are going ther from 2.-4.8. to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary (they don´t know that we are taking them). My mother loves flowers. The info page is in Estonian. I understand some of it, as the language is so close to Finnish, but could someone tell if there is any happenings at that weekend, or is it "only" the flowers? And where are the best places to go and see them? Hopefully it wont rain. We try to think what they would like to do. We can´t ask them, because they don´t know about the trip. (They only know they are coming to Tampere)
Hi! I would like to see Ülemiste lake, is it open to public access?
I'm going to visit Tallinn for three days and for one day I would like to use the chance to get to know another part of Estonia (maybe in the region).
Is there any day trip (with public transport!) you can recommend?
Thank you for helping me!
We are planning to visit Tallinn during Christmas time this year, 24-26th of December.
Would like to figure out what we can do with teenagers at that time.
Is there any interesting places, except the Old Town itself of course, that would be open?
Does the Christmas market close early on 24th? Is it open on 25th?
We would like to visit Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Tunnels, but they say on the website that it is closed on public holidays. Is 26th also a public holiday?
What about the Open Air Museum? Thank you!
Hi! I've lived in Tallinn for nearly a year now, and have been collecting my bottles in my apartment. I'm very engaged in recycling and want to find a place where I can give away my bottles. I know they exist, but haven't found out where yet. Any ideas about where to go? Thank you!
We will come to Tallinn at first weekend of August to celebrate our parents wedding anniversary. Any suggestions where to eat with them? Me and my husband liked Restaurant Olivers a lot, but my sister wants to hear some other suggestions also. I know my parents like "Peppersack", but they have eaten there at most of their visits, so it would be nice to take them to some new place. There should be steaks at menu, and nothing too fancy (too expensive, or places where steak is hiiden under a small slice of some vegetable, they don´t like those). We will be 6 to 8 people, so not a place with only small tables. My mom loves to eat out. I think there was tables outside at Olivers (?), but of course we can´t know if it rains. Not Olde hansa, none of us don´t like that kind of food, even if the place looks nice.
Hi I am in Tallin on a cruise ship on 7th May 2013,the Old Town sounds very intriguing for a walk around as does Kadriorg and Pirita, I have also read somewhere that there is a prison which was closed on 2003 which can be visited,is this so and can all these sights be fitted into the hours of 9am till 4pm? thanks in advance.
We will arrive in cruise in Sep..
Have 2 questions please:
Does this park open in Monday?
If so, is there a transportation from old town to the park and from the park back to the habor?
Hi, coming to Tallinn from a cruise ship for a few hours. Just like to know how to get around from the cruise ship to the city/town and main things to see, bars, restaurants etc.
all replies appreciated
Might be too late to ask, since there is not so many people at Tallinn forum usually, but I´ll try.. Witch is the easiest way to get to Pirita closter? Is there bus going, and is it only one bus or do we need to change?
Planning my first visit by end of april, what about the weather at that time?
we will be visiting both cities this August. it seems that there is now train service between the cities, but the duration of ride is 6 1/2 hours, almost the same as riding the bus (7 hrs)?? if this is true, which is the better means of travel?
also, if anyone has any special thoughts/ideas about either destination, please share!
I would like to take ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in mid May,2013. I looked in on line booking, found 2 booking sites in English looks like from UK, they only showed Viking line and Tallink/Silja and Lida line, not showing Eckero line which suppose to be cheaper. I only intend to go on foot one way, there are other booking site but either in Finn or Estonian (which I could not understand) not in English but they show the price of the Eckero line. Could some friendly Estonian or Finn to translate "foot passenger" and one way? or any advice?
Someone told Tallinn look like a Fairytale Town, is it true? With castles and so on.
I am looking for pictures of the former KGB Headquarters in Tallin that I can print as photos.
When I was there earlier this year the property was under renovation and I couldn't get a proper photo of this building.
I would appreciate help.
We are trying to get hold of a telephone number of e-mail address for this place but cannot find a number that works. Does anyone know how to reach them! Need to make a booking for a large group!
We will be in Tallinn in late August, for only one day on a cruise. We have a choice of three tours, none of which is similar to the other.
Here are the choices:
1. Highlights: Old Town, Nun's Gate, Gothic Town Hall, Apothecary, Kadriorg Park, Paroque Palace, Song Festival Ground, St. Brigit's Convent.
2. Gothic Treasures: Old Town, Upper Town (Keik in de Kok Cannon Tower), Danish King's Garden, Town Hall Square, Great Guild, Holy Ghost Church, Apothecary.
3. Tallinn & Old Town: Old Town, Russian Orthodox Church, Castle/Parliament, Long & Short Leg Streets, Apothecary, Great Guild House, Blackhead's Brotherhood House, Dominican Convent, St. Catherine's arts & crafts center.
Which is the best choice. All three tours are given at the same time, so we can't do more than one.
Thanks for your opinions.
I would like to ask what is the cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Helsinki? How much it could cost both ways? If a date is important, trip could be planned from September.
We are going to Tallinn this weekend and maybe trying to find some christmas presents while we are there. Someone told we should visit "the new shopping centre". We have only visited Viru-keskus and very quickly in it also. I tried to google, and maybe the new one is Solaris? But I just can´t find their address! I even found their page, but didn´t find any address at their own pages.. Is it at the centre? We are not so much "shopping-kind of people", so I´m not sure if we would like to go far. Even if I know the shops are cheaper far from centre.
We rather like handigrafts (I know there is lots of knitwear, but those I can have from my mother in law) like silver jewellery or handmade chrismast decorations. But maybe we will find some of those at christmas market opening at saturday. But for some teenagers and other relatives we might need to visit some shoppinfg centre.
I will be spending 5 days in Tallinn during New Year's Eve. I was wondering if you guys could give me any tips on how to party and hang out in Tallinn. I already found a lot of information about clubs and bars in Tallinn but I was wondering if there is an alternative scene with good music (no house or hip hop!!) and cool people. I will be in Tallinn with two more friends and since we are all students, we always try not to spend too much money, so the cheaper the better! Our hostel will be in the Old Town so it will be easy to go places, but since there are so many things, it is hard to pick the right things. So if you have any suggestions, please help me!! :)
Oh and also, where will everyone be around New Year's Eve? Is there a big square where everyone will go? Will there be fireworks?
I will be visiting Tallin on a cruise and was wondering if it is possible to walk from the port to the top of the old town pushing a wheelchair. I cannot get on the buses to take an organisd tour. I do not want to miss out on the sites.