Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia. The city is strikingly beautiful and compact in size, with traces of human settlements dating back to over 5,000 years making Tallinn one of the oldest cities in Europe. Adorned by some of the quaint, castle-like buildings, Tallinn's old town is one of the well-preserved medieval cities in the world and is also a part of UNESCO World heritage site. The cultural richness of the city that is embedded deep in the roots has been attracting tourists from all over the world. Charming in nature with a perfect balance of medieval and modern characteristics including museums, historic buildings, ancient churches, tall skyscrapers, and extravagant malls, Tallinn is an ideal holiday destination in Estonia.
Although Tallinn has an old, medieval look to it, the city is digitally supreme with being the home to some of the most famous international companies. Nicknamed, 'The Silicon valley of Europe', Tallinn is also bustling with plenty of new-age start-ups every now and then marking its footprint in the digital industry. Tallinn embraces the beauty of the old and the new world charm making it one of the fascinating cities to travel to.
Strategically located, Tallinn is a major trade hub making it the cultural, political, economical, and the industrial epicenter of Estonia. Guarded by a wall, the city center is easy to access irrespective of the transportation mode you will be traveling through, thus making it easy for the travelers in connecting with Tallinn. The vibrancy of the coastline, the cobbled streets, medieval fortifications, and dazzling shopping centers make Tallinn a delightful vacation spot while still being accessible and cost-effective. To get the best of the city, visit during the months of May and July when the temperature is warm and moderate.
Essential travel information and Tallinn tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Eastern European Time (EET). UTC/GMT +2hours.
- Currency: Currency used in Tallinn is Euro.
- Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Tbilisi is 220 Volts 50 Hertz Alternating Current. The power sockets used in Tbilisi are of type F. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
- Internet: Almost all the hotels in Tallinn provide free WI-FI connectivity and there are plenty of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots.
- Languages: Estonian is the official and the widely spoken language in Tallinn. Some of the other widely spoken languages include Russian and German.
- General Emergency: 112
- Tallinn Helpline: 1345.
Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory in Tallinn and the locals are casual about it. But if you are interested in tipping, 10% of the bill is decent.
Tourist Traps: As there are standard charges for riding in a taxi, be wary while riding in one. The drivers may charge you extra. So it is advisable to negotiate before starting on with your ride. And be sure to get on company taxis.
- Estonians are generally introverts and like to maintain a fair distance both in public and private surroundings.
- Finding a fancy restaurant in Tallinn is very difficult and it is not easy to find restaurants on the go. So it is recommended to get information on the address first.
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