There is a lot to love about the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. It is one of the top ten digital cities in the world and it is also a European Capital of Culture for 2011. Not only that, it is the home to Tallinn’s Old Town, part of the esteemed list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Flying in to the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport or Tallinn Airport, you can easily grab a car hire Tallinn airport and head to the city centre which is only 4km away.
Tallinn was the result of a castle built by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order back in the 13th century. It developed into a major trading city and the wealth of its people can be seen through its public buildings, churches in particular, and merchants’ houses.
Until today, some of its architectural heritage can still be seen despite the years. Tallinn is an outstanding example of a medieval northern European trading city and one that you will enjoy driving around in your car hire Tallinn.
So, rent a car in Tallinn airport to save time, and ensure a relaxing journey to some of the must see attractions the city has to offer.
The first is the Freedom Square, an important piece of heritage that has been given back to the Estonians. It is now a favourite public spot for gathering. And then there is Kadriorg Palace which is a magnificent palace built by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I in 1718.
A visit to the Rotermann Quarter will give you an insight of where Tallinn is headed and its modern architecture here is a symbol of how the city has re-invented itself over the years.
But the charm of the old will pull you back into Old Town, where nothing is more picturesque than St. Catherine’s Passage which will definitely transport you back in time. Tallinn also pride itself in having an ex-tallest building of the world, the St. Olav’s Church and Tower. The 159-metre spire is a constant magnet for lightning strikes.
That is not all as you can head on to the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds which has a special place in every Estonian’s heart. This is venue of the Singing Revolution, a massive, musical demonstration against Soviet rule and where the first steps for Estonia’s road to independence was paved.
If you are interested in looking at more churches, then you can explore the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin or Dome Church. This is the main Lutheran church in Estonia and you can head on with your Tallinn airport rental cars to see the symbol of power in Estonia, the Toompea Castle. Since it was built by the German Knights of Sword, every foreign empire that ruled Estonia used this as its base. Today, this houses Estonia’s Parliament.
And the final two spots to take in the beautiful medieval views are the Town Hall Square, where beautiful merchant houses can be seen and the Town Wall, a 2km stretched that has been preserved, making it one of Europe’s best preserved medieval fortifications.
With so many places to go, the best way to do so is to hire car Tallinn airport and hit the roads of Tallinn.
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