Covering close to 160 square kilometres, Tallinn is spread out along the Gulf of Finland and divided into several historical areas. It’s the capital of Estonia and the most visited destination in the country. With a history as a pawn in great European power struggles between countries that include Sweden, Russia, Poland and Germany, Tallinn … Read more
Planning a trip around the Baltics? Spending at least one day in Tallinn is a must. The charming city of Tallinn is the cultural & financial hub of Estonia, and one of Northern Europe’s biggest surprises. Tallinn is a peaceful place with a lively cobblestone Old Town. It’s brilliantly photogenic with medieval streets, merchant houses and … Read more
Whether you’re looking to wander among the medieval graces of Old Town or discover why the stunning capital of Estonia is one Europe’s new hipster hotspots, the best things to do in Tallinn will quickly put everything in perspective. Among the top tourist attractions in Tallinn you’ll find everything from Northern Europe’s finest medieval architecture … Read more
Hold your horses. Literally. Old Town Tallinn’s medieval façade fools wannabe knights-in-shining-armour into believing they’ve found a new home for their quirkiness. But unless you’ve snagged a tourism job with a centuries-old uniform requirement, keep your sword sheathed and your chain-linked muscle shirt in your backpack or risk getting trampled by the horde of football fans slamming beers in Town Hall Square.
On the banks of the Daugava River lies a huge surprise for architecture lovers: Riga, Latvia’s time-tested capital whose old soul bears the traces of long-gone European empires and alliances. Whether hunting down Riga’s Germanic architectural roots or uncovering its Russian sensibilities, a walk through Riga’s Old Town and New Town will reveal the Baltics’ most interesting blend of urban architectural styles.