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Tallinn Card’s recommendations for September
In September Tallinn Card invites you to explore the city’s tunnels and towers!
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Constructed during the Middle Ages, Tallinn’s town wall – along which 26 of its original towers remain standing to this day – is unique in Europe. It enjoys stunning views over the Old Town and up to Toompea.
This 14th-century tower has been redesigned as a distinctive café and restaurant where you’ll not only enjoy delicious food but also outstanding views of the Danish King’s Garden below and over the Old Town as a whole. The tower’s cellar is home to an exhibition entitled ‘Look inside the bottle’, featuring items from the glass collection of Tallinn City Museum.
This defensive structure, which dates from the Middle Ages, has become a high-tech museum where you’ll learn all about the waging of war and crime and punishment in medieval Tallinn. Its unique armoury boasts an impressive collection of weapons and gives visitors the chance to try their hand on an artillery simulator. The café on the 6th floor enjoys fine views over the town.
You can access these fascinating 17th-century tunnels from the museum at Kiek in de Kök. The tunnels were originally constructed for military reasons; they were later used as bomb shelters. Excursions beneath the bastion take visitors on an exciting trip through the tunnels’ history.
The exhibits at this museum showcase the diversity of Estonian flora and fauna. From 12-21 September it will also host the traditional mushroom exhibition, an annual event dating back more than 50 years.
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The repertoire of the Estonia National Opera, which is launching its 109th season in September, features both classical and contemporary operas and ballets, as well as operettas, musicals and productions for children. September will see the premiere of Händel’s baroque opera Rinaldo. Tallinn Card holders receive a 15% discount on tickets.
Anyone looking to spend some time in the fresh air can enjoy an Audioguide tour of the Old Town – a walking tour for iPod available to rent from the Tourist Information Centre. In addition to the excursion it leads you on around the Old Town, the Audioguide tour features fascinating tales about Estonia’s history in six languages. Tallinn Card holders receive a 50% discount.
You can also download the Audioguide and e-book to your smartphone or tablet. They’ll lead you on an excursion around the Old Town during which your virtual guide will regale you with more than 50 fascinating stories about the main sights in the town and local life. The e-book contains 165 pages of text and photographs. Tallinn Card holders receive a 60% discount.
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