WHAT TO SEE
Tallinn Card’s recommendations for May
With spring in the air, May is the perfect time to visit the museums and sights at Rocca al Mare and to discover the Old Town on a bike or with an audio guide.
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Boasting the most exciting collection in Northern Europe, Tallinn Zoo is home to more than 350 species of birds and animals. Spring is the ideal time to visit, since it’s when you’ve got the best chance of seeing a wide range of baby animals. The Zoo Adventure Park will also be opening here soon.
This museum, which is not far from the zoo, will open its doors for the summer season on May 1. Its exhibits include 40 historical vehicles, including many from the Soviet era and some truly prestigious international makes.
The Open Air Museum features old farmhouses and windmills, horse-drawn carriages you can ride on, a country tavern at which you can try traditional Estonian dishes and handicrafts for sale. In May it hosts the Spring Fair and the Spring Farm Days, and this year the month will also mark the opening of two new buildings. With a Tallinn Card you can also borrow an audio guide free of charge.
You can get to the museums listed above quickly and easily on a CitySightseeing excursion bus, which travels to Rocca al Mare on one line, around the city centre on another line and out to Pirita on a third, all of them hop-on, hop-off. You can choose to travel on all three routes as the free excursion that comes with your Tallinn Card.
Next to the viewing platform on Toompea, in the former Luscher & Matiesen wine factory, is a museum showcasing the history of the factory and of alcohol production in Estonia in general. Admission, an excursion and wine tasting are all included with your Tallinn Card.
You can hire all sorts of bicycles, including mountain bikes, children’s bikes and tandems, from City Bike. Tallinn Card holders get three hours’ bike hire free of charge.
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15 May will mark the opening of this Old Town restaurant’s delightful summer terrace. Try its delicious fish, juicy ribs, steaks and other grilled dishes. Tallinn Card holders receive a 10% discount on the a la carte menu.
With an audio guide you’ll hear fascinating stories about medieval culture and history, told to you when you find yourself in the places they occurred. Tallinn Card holders receive a 50% discount.