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Tallinn Sights

Raekoja Plats

  • Raekoja plats 11 Map It
  • Tallinn
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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/08/2013

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Tallinn's Town Hall Square has a long history of intrigue, executions, and salt (Tallinn's main export in the Middle Ages). You can tour the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe. Old Thomas, its weather vane, has been atop the town hall since 1530. Near the center of the square, an L-shaped stone marks the site of a 17th-century execution, where a priest was beheaded for killing a waitress who had offered him a rock-hard omelet. Across the square stands the town apothecary, which dates from 1422.

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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn, 10146, Estonia

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/645–7900-for town hall; /631–4860-for apothecary

Sight Details:

  • Town Hall: €4
  • Town Hall: Mon.–Sat. 10–4

Updated 11/08/2013


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