Things to do in Tallinn
If you want to explore Tallinn before or after the conference, we would like to give you a few places for your list:
Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a home to wealthy merchants settling from Germany, Denmark and beyond, Tallinn Old Town today is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, with restaurants, bars, museums and galleries bringing much life to this historical city center.
Telliskivi Creative City (Telliskivi St. 60a) is a new, artist-friendly business hub that has become a popular hangout for shoppers and restaurant-goers.
Located in a reclaimed factory area not far from Old Town, it is Estonia’s biggest creative economic enterprise centre, bringing together a diverse range of activities and businesses.
Baltic Station/Balti Jaam market (Kopli St. 1) was opened in May 2017, it brings close to 300 different retailers and smaller producers, promising to offer the freshest and most interesting local products.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9-19, Saturday-Sunday 9-17
Seaplane Harbour (Vesilennuki St. 6, Kalamaja) The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. The Seaplane Harbour, including the Seaplane Hangar, was built to become part of Peter the Great’s naval fortress 100 years ago on orders from the Russian emperor Nicholas II.
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10–18, outdoor area is open 10 – 22
Kadriorg Park (A. Weizenberg St.) is the most outstanding palatial and urban park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. Its construction began in 1718 on the orders of Russian tsar Peter I. There are several museums in the park, including KUMU (the Estonian Art Museum), Kadriorg Art Museum and the Mikkeli Museum.
KUMU Art Museum (A. Weizenberg St. 34 / Valge St. 1) is one of the largest museums in Estonia and one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. Kumu presents both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The main collection covers Estonian art from the 18th century onwards, including works from the occupations period (1940–1991) and showing both Socialist Realism and what was then Nonconformist art. Temporary exhibitions include both foreign and Estonian modern and contemporary art.
Opening hours: Wednesday 10–18; Thursday 10–20, Friday-Sunday 10–18
Tallinn Television Tower (Kloostrimetsa tee St. 58) is the tallest building in Tallinn and Estonia with 314 meters. Television Tower is famous for the panoramic view from 170 meters, it has a terrace on the 22nd floor and interactive multimedia solutions that introduce Estonia and Tallinn.
Museum of Occupations (Toompea St. 8) introduces the occupation era, repressions, national resistance, and the Singing Revolution in Estonia between 1940–1991, when Estonia was occupied alternately by the Soviet Union, Germany, and again by the Soviet Union.
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10-18