Why Tallinn?

Tallinn – It's a new destination

Been there? Done that? Why not surprise your quests with a novel destination that will show them a side of Europe they've never seen? Estonia with it's capital Tallinn is still a relatively undiscovered country. That means you'll be giving your quests their first glimpse of an exotic, new destination that's chock full of surprises, from the historic, fairytale charm of Tallinn's Old Town to the natural beauty of the country's primeval forests and rugged seacoast.

Tallinn – adventure on land and sea

Visiting a new city isn't just about sightseeing - it's about experience! Everything from going on Medieval or Soviet theme adventure to kayaking on the bay or breaking out of a KGB prison. Just a 1 hour drive from Tallinn and you are in the nature ready for hiking in the bog or off-road driving in the forest. And the selection goes on.

Tallinn – Close and Compact

Tallinn is only 1 hour from Stockholm and Copenhagen and 2 hours from Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt. Distances in Tallinn are conveniently short. After landing at the Tallinn international airport, quests can be in the city centre in just ten minutes. All major hotels, event venues, sights, restaurants and shopping concentrated the same central area, all within easy walking distance.

Tallinn – city of art & design

Artistic juices have been flowing in Tallinn for a long time. Even as far back as the 15th century, Estonian-born painter Michael Sittow was travelling Europe creating portraits for the Hapsburg royalty. Today the city is home to a thriving art scene that ranges from traditional, folk handicraft to modern home designs to edgy installation works.

Tallinn - architectural treasures

Like most cities with an eight-hundred-year-old past, Tallinn is a patchwork of historic areas. The city's pride and joy is without a doubt its Medieval Old Town, but equally enchanting is the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars. Other areas of Tallinn are perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of Soviet-era life, or just want to spend time in the great outdoors.

Tallinn – consumer-friendly city!

Most shops in the Old Town and department stores throughout the city are open seven days a week, and major credit cards are widely accepted. A required stop on any shopping tour of Tallinn is the outdoor knit market on M??rivahe street, where craftswomen sell their knitted products in the shadow of the town wall. Even more intriguing is the St. Catherine's Passage. Here in medieval-style workshops onlookers watch as glasswork, ceramics, leather goods, quilts are created right before their eyes.

Tallinn – Medieval and Modern

First-time visitors are amazed by Tallinn's historic ambience. Imagine strolling past Medieval walls and gates, Gothic churches, curious little lanes lit with old-fashioned lamps and a man in 16th-century merchant's garb selling his wares from a cart. At the same time is Tallinn surprisingly modern, with the latest high-tech conveniences always at hand. It's this combination of old and new, medieval and modern.

Tallinn – rest of body and soul

Health spas have been drawing visitors to Estonia since the early 1800s, but over the last few years the entire nation - and Tallinn in particular - has seen a spa development boom. The city now has over a dozen establishments offering health and beauty treatments like hot stone massages, chocolate body wraps and facials.

Tallinn – interesting new tastes

A trip to Tallinn isn't a trip to Tallinn if it doesn't include a thorough sampling of the local flavours. Some feel that the Estonian national food is blood sausage; others think it is new potatoes with Baltic herring, while still others feel it is mulgi porridge, sauerkraut, kama dishes, hempseed spread, gingerbread cookies, or rye bread. Visitors with something more potent in mind can taste the nation's signature liqueur, Vana Tallinn.

Tallinn – a superb destination for small & middle size events

Tallinn's major hotels are all either newly built or newly renovated, so they're as modern and high-quality as they come. Free wireless internet is available in nearly all hotel rooms, not to mention at the airport and in restaurants, pubs and caf?s. English-speaking visitors will have no trouble communicating in Estonia. As residents of one of the smallest EU nations, Estonians have embraced the international language and proficiency levels are quite high.

A Walk through Tallinn