Too Much Tallinn

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I have been in Tallinn since Sunday, this is my second time in Tallinn and let me just say that 4.5 days here is plenty. The town itself, obviously the capital of Estonia, is pretty boring to be honest. The old town is nice with a lot of cool old buildings and a lovely main square but it’s one of those places that if you’ve not traveled much around the Baltics or Eastern Europe in general perhaps you would appreciate it more than me as I am a bit jaded. I never like to make a place sound undesirable but as this is my second time here and this time it’s not exactly for fun, I can plainly say I am very much looking forward to flying to Sweden tonight.

Again the city itself, especially the old town is very pleasant but there is very little to do in terms of entertainment, restaurants and the town is just very small. My only real recommendation is the Peppersack Restaurant right off the main square which has excellent food and is a popular tourist place. Tallinn is a very nice place to pop in for a day but 4.5 days here is too much.

This is probably my shortest ever entry and makes Tallinn sound really lame but I am just over it. See me from Stockholm soon.

Comments

  1. James P says:

    LOL, agreed about Tallinn…nice town square but boring!

  2. Pity you didn’t like Tallinn. It is a lovely city with a rich history. I understand you probably like more action but you must appreciate the Old Town. It is a world heritage place from the UNESCO.

  3. 4.5 days is a killer long time there for sure, I had a hard time surviving for 2 full days and nights in Luxembourg City, which in my opinion is the most painfully boring city on Earth, I can only imagine Tallinn being twice that long, oh well by the time you read this you will be sinking a cold one in Stockholm.

  4. After just re-reading this post, i think it was a little cruel but I wrote it at a time when I was in a bad mood which is always a bad idea. Tallinn, like I said is a very nice place-it really is but at the same time 4.5 days is too much. It’s a great place for a daytrip from Helsinki or passing through from Latvia on the way to St. Petersburg or up to Helsinki or Stockholm.

    The problem is it’s just so small and the things to see and do are all in one tight little old town area that you can literally cover in an hour. So keep that in mind and definitely do check out Tallinn; just don’t bank your trip around it or spend too much time because in all directions in the region there are better places to spend more time.

  5. Jordan Hargrave says:

    Did you make it out to Kadriorg park? Where was that pic taken, that is a gorgeous view of town. Too bad that I missed meeting you in Tallinn!

  6. Well…I have born and lived in Tallinn for my entire life so it is quite sad to hear that you did not liked it here but I can also understand where your coming from. Seeing the whole world (literally), there are no doubt places much more interesting and amazing than Tallinn which is still in my point of view beautiful and unique in its own way (especially in winter).
    I’m just sad that you spent 4.5 days (and it was already your second time) just in one town where you could a have, for an example, taken a half an hour trip to Lahemaa National Park. There are so many beautiful places – the coastline, islands, small villages, mansions etc and you saw only the shops, bars and restaurants which are all the same where ever you go (I guess)
    I just hope that when you for some reason are thinking of coming to Estonia again you take the time to explore a little more then only the capital. I would be happy to show you around myself and then hear if you think the same :)

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