Fodor's Expert Review Raekoja Plats

Tallinn Plaza/Square Fodor's Choice

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-shape 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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Quick Facts

Raekoja plats 11
Tallinn, Harju  10146, Estonia

645-7900-town hall

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Town Hall €4, Town Hall Mon.–Sat. 10–4

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