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Tallinn in Estonia has lots of awesome viewpoints around the city. Some of them are from public areas and are free and accessible 24/7. Here are some of the best viewpoints in Tallinn, perfect for you to capture pictures, or just enjoy the city.

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Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform

The Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform gives you a great view direct into the Old Town and you see many of the church steeples rising above the rooftops. This viewpoint is found in the Toompea part of the city and is a short walk from the Patkuli Viewing Platform mentioned above. I visited in the winter so there was snow which made it quite magical, although it felt like it must be the windiest part of the city and it was freezing cold. You can access this viewpoint at all times.

Address: Location on Google

Kohtuotsa viewing platform
Kohtuotsa viewing platform

Patkuli Viewing Platform

My favourite viewpoint in Tallinn would definitely be from the Patkuli Viewing Platform. The view gives you a great perspective towards the old town, showing part of the Old Wall and St Olaf’s Church.  You can access this viewpoint at any time both day and night and at any time throughout the year.

Address: Location on Google

View from Patkuli Viewing Platform
View from Patkuli Viewing Platform

Piiskopi Viewing Platform

Quite a peaceful view and I’d imagine it would be an interesting spot to watch people playing sport during the warmer months. The viewpoint is in Toompea and looks over part of Hirvepark which used to be an old moat that was filled in. It wasn’t my favourite viewpoint but worth checking out if you have time.

Address: Location on Google

Piiskopi viewing platform
Piiskopi viewing platform
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St Olaf’s Church Tower

This tower was unfortunately closed during my visit in the winter, so check opening times first if this is something you are desperate to do. From the tower, I believe you get amazing views over the Old Town and towards the cities port. Due to the other viewpoints available in the city, even if it’s closed you will still have plenty of other options.

More infowww.visitestonia.com/en/st-olafs-church-in-tallinn

A view towards St Olaf's Church
A view towards St Olaf’s Church

Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

Tallinn still has much of the Old Town Wall in place, as well as many of the Towers. Various sections are available to visit and this section of the wall located towards the east of the city was probably my favourite. From the wall and tower you get awesome perspectives towards Toompea Hill and the Old Town. Within the Hellemann Tower you’ll also find some information about the wall and Tower.

More infowww.visitestonia.com/en/hellemann-tower

View from Hellemann Tower and Town Wall
View from Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

Kiek in de Kök Museum

This museum isn’t a classic viewpoint location, although when I looked out the windows on the higher levels I felt the views were pretty good towards Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and part of the Old Town.

More infowww.visitestonia.com/en/kiek-in-de-kok-museum

The view from Kiek in de Kök
The view from Kiek in de Kök

St Mary’s Cathedral

This was another viewpoint that I couldn’t access during my visit in the winter, although during the warmer months it’s definitely worth checking out.

More infowww.visittallinn.ee….cathedral-of-saint-mary-the-virgin-dome-church

St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral

Hotel Viewpoints

Based on pictures I’ve seen from the rooms and rooftop bars you may get some good views from Radisson Blu Sky Hotel or the Swissotel Tallinn.

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