Housed in a building that is itself a work of art, the museum's collections are not vast but they are of good quality. Look carefully at the collection of art from the time of Soviet occupation. When examined closely many of the pieces from the Soviet occupation era have anti-Soviet messages...more
Home to today's Estonian Parliament, Toompea Castle and its Tall Hermann Tower are the popular symbols of Estonian nationhood. The west wall and the tower are part of the original medieval fortress. The Russian tsars constructed another portion of the castle and the Estonians constructed...more
Native Estonians use the museum to stay in touch with their roots, tourists come to see how life was lived outside of Tallinn and Tartu. There is also a lovely view of the Tallinn skyline from the museum grounds.
Missed by many tourists who never get out of Old Town, the Convent presents great photo opportunities. At times the Convent's ruins are used as a site for musical performances - a grand spectacle not to be missed.
Old Town Tallinn, started by the Danes, home to the Teutonic Knights and a part of the Hanseatic League, its ancient splendor has been well preserved. I rank it at least equal to Old Town Stockholm and Heidelberg.