Tallinn Tourism

Visit Tallinn - Best of Tallinn

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.

Tallinn Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Tallinn tips for your visit

General Info

  • 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.

Security:

  • 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.

Customs:

  • 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. 
More about Tallinn

Facts and Stats for Tallinn*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tallinn

    Know the pollution level of Tallinn before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.48 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.14 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.08 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.53 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.61 (Low)
  • Tallinn: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tallinn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tallinn.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.38 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.55 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.85 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.66 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.64 (Low)
    • Attacks 17.77 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30.72 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.99 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.29 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.07 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.28 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.96 (Low)
  • Living in Tallinn - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tallinn is 157.45 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 63.61 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.6 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.42 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 58.04 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.73 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.9 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.27 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tallinn

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tallinn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.98 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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