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Visiting Estonia

Known for its centuries-old struggle against Soviet occupation, Estonia emerged from the Russian shadow to build its own national identity. Capital city Tallinn’s old town has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, establishing this country as a top destination for the intrepid European trekker. Known for its centuries-old struggle against Soviet occupation, Estonia emerged from the Russian shadow to build its own national identity. Capital city Tallinn’s old town has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, establishing this country as a top destination for the intrepid European trekker.    Close

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Rocca-al-Mare

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 29 Jan, 2001

A few miles from the center of Tallinn's Upper Town is a fascinating open-air museum, Rocca-al-Mare. Situated among a lush, ferned forest are more than a dozen authentic 19th century buildings, including farmhouses, village churches, fisherman's huts, and windmills. There are costumed guides…Read More


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Ingrid Meister

Written by unorthodox traveler on 10 Jan, 2001

During the Viljandi Folk Festival I met a women by the name of Ingrid Meister, from Tallinn, Estonia. She was part of a cultural-folk-dance group from Tallinn who was performing at the Folk Festival. During a dance in the town park, her group invited spectators…Read More


Viljandi Tourist Information Center

Written by unorthodox traveler on 10 Jan, 2001

This is THE place to visit once you arrive in town. The folks here are so helpful and friendly. Telephone 33-444, fax 33093, e-mail info@viljandi.tourism.ee. Two days ago I e-mailed this tourist center requesting the date for the 2001 summer Folk Festival since I plan…Read More


The Estonian People

Written by Christine Noel on 27 Jul, 2004

One of the things you will notice if you go to Estonia is that there is a lot of prejudice against the Russians living there. Not surprising, considering Estonia's recent history, but it's something to be careful of. If you speak Russian, you have a…Read More


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Tristan & Isolde Cafe

Written by raycarstairs on 16 Oct, 2002

This is a delightful tiny cafe located in the basement of the Town Hall on Raekoja Plats. The focus is on relaxation and atmosphere as well as fab coffee, beer and snacks. Prices are very cheap and they play great music. It's a superb spot…Read More


A day in Tallinn, Estonia

Written by ps12 on 19 Oct, 2002

Instead of following the crowd on the cruise tour, we went on a Tallinn bus tour for a fraction of the price. Thanks to my Lonely Planet Baltic Capitals guidebook, we found out about the Tallinn Card, which gave discounts at a bunch of attractions…Read More


Place you Need to Visit

Written by jeka5252 on 22 Jan, 2009

Tallinn is one of the most coolest towns in Estonia.When i saw The Old Town ( place in the middel of center Tallinn, where houses are leaved in the same way they were many years ago). People are very friendly. Views are nice. The night…Read More


Tallinn and Laulupidu - Don't miss it!

Written by jctravelogue on 18 Mar, 2005

Yesterday was quite a day. I flew through Amsterdam and found when I got there that everyone in the airport was wearing bright orange as if they were all on highway cleanup crews - including cone hats that doubled as megaphones. They looked like…Read More


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A Birders Paradise in Haapsalu

Written by fizzytom on 31 Mar, 2009

The Estonian coast is now regarded as one of the best spots in Europe for birdwatching. The mixture of coastline, bogs, coastal meadows, reedbeds and islands creates a series of environments that attract a huge array of birdlife.The Matsalu Nature Reserve is the most popular…Read More


Pärnu town

Written by Barnswallow on 07 Sep, 2007

Pärnu is Estonia's ultimate seaside escape/retreat, depending on how you look at it. Having no shortage of restaurants or pleasant nightspots to choose from, it's a 'citybreak' with a difference as it's also a beach community, but happily almost devoid of the crass day-glo inflatables…Read More


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