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The Village Within the City

 
30.10.2013

Just inside the city limits at the south-western edge of Tallinn is an area that couldn't be any farther removed from the bustle and glass high rises of the metropolis. Nõmme, a quiet, forested, district filled with 1920s- and 30s-era houses, has the feel of a small country town. It boasts its own historic centre complete with a farmers' market, cafés and pubs, and it even has its own castle of sorts, not to mention a number of other attractions.

If Nõmme feels like a village that's completely detached from the rest of the city, there's good reason – before being absorbed into Tallinn in 1940, it was just that. The area owes its existence to the Baltic-German landowner, Nikolai von Glehn (1841 - 1923), who not only succeeded in turning his Tsarist-era estate into a real town, but also earned a reputation for being somewhat eccentric. He was, after all, practically giving away land and the castle-shaped manor house he had built flew in the face of convention. 

The frequently running bus no. 36 from down town takes about 25 minutes to reach the Nõmme stop in the area's centre. Alternatively take a train to Nõmme railway station in the heart of the suburb from Balti Jaam station in central Tallinn. 

 
 
   
Glehn Park

Glehn Park

Nõmme
Glehn park is a popular walking area among the people in Nõmme and also serves as a place to observe the stars or ski during the winter. Nearby is the Nõmme Adventure Park. During winter many lit ski paths are open. 
Tähetorni, Vääna, Trummi


Glehn's Castle

Glehn's Castle

Nõmme
Built by Count Nikolai von Glehn in 1886 and surrounded by a sizeable park, the romantic, towering, Glehn Castle provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. 
Vana-Mustamäe tee 48, 11611 Tallinn
+372 652 5076
annika.kiisa@ttu.ee
www.ttu.ee
Glehn's Cemetery

Glehn's Cemetery

Nõmme
Nikolai von Glehn established the cemetery in 1896 after his wife Carolina Henriette Marie von Glehn passed away.
Lossi, Trummi, Lossi 13


Harku Forest Trail

Harku Forest Trail

Nõmme
This 8 kilometre forest trail on the edge of Tallinn city is highlighting Harku dunes, different forest and bod types.  
Tähetorni


loodusegakoos.ee/kuhuminna/puhkealad/tallinna-umbruse-puhkeala/1347
Hiiu-Rahu Cemetery

Hiiu-Rahu Cemetery

Nõmme
Established in 1919, it's the last resting place of quite a few prominent historical and cultural figures, as well as those who fought for Estonia's independence.
Hiiu- Suurtüki 1
+372 651 0101
hiiu@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Hiiu-Rahu-info
Nõmme Adventure Park

Nõmme Adventure Park

Nõmme
For a sporty day out enjoy the adventure park in this leafy park, abseiling, climbing and wandering through a forest wonderland.
Külmallika 15a
+372 5615 9160
info@nommeseikluspark.ee
www.nommeseikluspark.ee
Nõmme Market

Nõmme Market

Nõmme
A lively, colourful market on the outskirts of the city focusing on local, organic produce.
Turu plats 8
+372 645 7307

www.nommeturg.eu/
Nõmme Museum

Nõmme Museum

Nõmme
The museum, housed in Nõmme's railway station, tracks the history of Nõmme and provides insight into small town life through photos and numerous household items from the first four decades of the 20th century.
Jaama 18, 11615 Tallinn
+372 670 0202
nomme.muuseum@tallinnlv.ee
www.tallinn.ee/Nomme-Muuseum-2
Nõmme Rahu Church

Nõmme Rahu Church

Nõmme
This was initially a factory building erected by the landlord Nikolai von Glehn in 1901 and reconstructed as a church by architect Friedrich Wendach. 
Võsu 5, Tallinn
+372 6701679, +3725254415
nomme.rahu@eelk.ee
www.nommerahu.ee
Nõmme Sport Centre

Nõmme Sport Centre

Nõmme
The Nõmme Sports Centre is a multifunctional recreational and leisure facility located in a forested area about 10 minutes' drive from down town.
Külmallika 15a
+372 671 8541
info@sportkeskus.ee
www.sportkeskus.ee
Nõmme Swimming Pool

Nõmme Swimming Pool

Nõmme
Located in the beautiful, green Nõmme suburb, this facility offers a 25-metre, 6-lane pool, a smaller pool, a jacuzzi, multiple saunas and a fitness area.
Vabaduse pst 156
+372 677 7600
nommeujula@tsh.ee
www.tsh.ee
Pääsküla Bog

Pääsküla Bog

Nõmme
Nature trails starting at the end of Hiiu street boast of the flora and fauna of the bog, viewing tower and countless ponds or streams.
Hiiu
+372 5563 9249
nommeloodusmaja@gmail.com
 
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