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At long last, patio season!

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e can’t really complain that we’ve had a long and hard winter here in Estonia this year, at least not compared to that of North America. But in Estonia, warmer days and more hours of sunshine mean that summer is just around the corner. Patios and terraces began to open throughout the month of April and the Town Hall Square is already filled with people enjoying the sunshine in one of the oldest European squares. Another sign of summer is of course our special summer travel pullout, which you will find in the middle of this paper. The Baltic Guide’s summer travel special has everything you need to start planning your visit around Estonia. Each section looks at different parts of the country, tells you how to get there, and some of the top attractions of the area.

If you haven’t already heard, this year the Song and Dance Celebration takes place in Tallinn at the beginning of July (4-6 July). Tickets are going fast and this festival is perhaps the best way to experience Estonian culture. Former Estonian president Lennart Meri said: “The Song Festival is not a matter of fashion; the Song Festival is a matter of the heart”. See Estonians from all over the country come together to sing and dance and celebrate. At the last Song and Dance Celebration, 187,800 spectators attended and 35,320 performers took part. You can certainly imagine what a powerful show this year’s will be.

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Happy travels! 3 editorial 5-6 sightseeing

Kristina Lupp Editor-in-chief

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May Highlights

8 restaurants: best restaurants, Estonia's 50 b New Goodwin Steakhouse, Ste restaurants in Tallinn

01 THE HARMONY OF MUSIC AND NATURE

10-11 nightlife 12 May events 23 shopping 24 beauty 26 museum 27 getting around 28 transport 29-30 maps and information

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02 GOOD READS

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The annual HeadRead literary festival will take place 28 May – 1 June in Tallinn, where you can meet Riika Ala-Harja, John Banville, and Antony Beevore. From 7-10 May, the Prima Vista writers’ festival will take place in Tartu, and will include Mihhail Veller, Katja Patrowskaja, Klau-Peter Wolf, and Salla Simukka. In addition to the opportunity to meet these authors, there will also be a book market and music.

03 INDIE SOUNDS IN TARTU The weeklong indie fest will take place 19-24 May, bringing new and interesting bands to Tartu’s clubs. The long list of performers includes the top Estonian band Elephants from Neptune, and rising star Frankie Animali.

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04 RUNNING OR WALKING TOWARDS SUMMER

14 Northern Estonia 16-17 Western Estonia 18-19 Western Estonia Islands 20 Southern Estonia

The all-female SEB Maijooks 7km run takes place May 17 at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. The Tartu Bicycle Rally will take place June 1 with the option of two races: 113km and 70km. The race starts in Tartu’s city centre.

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Lai Street in Tallinn’s Old Town turns into a street theatre from 5-8 June (outside of the NUKU theatre) as part of the Treff Theatre Festival. The programme includes music, puppet theatre, and street performance.

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PORTS B-Terminal, D-Terminal HOTELS Barons Hotel, Bern Hotel, Braavo Hotel, City Portus Hotel, My City Hotel, Domina Ilmarine Hotel, Ecoland Hotel, Economi Hotel, Euroopa Hotel, Go Hotel Schnelli, Imperial Hotel, Kalev Spa Hotel, Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn, L'Ermitage Hotel, Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel, Metropol Hotel, Nordic Forum Hotel, Old House Hostel, Old Town Maestro Hotel, Oru Hotel, Palace Hotel, Park Inn Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Reval Park Hotel Tallinn, Savoy Hotel, Scandic St. Barbara Hotel, Sokos Hotel Viru, St. Olav Hotel, Susi Hotel, Swissotel, Tähetorni Hotel, Tallink Express Hotel, Tatari 53 Hotel, Telegraaf Hotel, Ülemiste Hotel, Vana Wiru Hotel, Viimsi Spa Hotel, Von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn OTHER TV Tower, Hansabuss Business Line, Swedish Embassy, Sadama Market, Stockmann Info, Tallinn Airport, Tallinn Tourist Information, Citytour Buses, Hansabuss Airport, Merekeskus Lootsi keskus, Puumedi Group OÜ RESTAURANTS Pirita Yacht Club, Arizona, Beerhouse, Clazz, Molly Malones, O

'Malleys, Odessa Restaurant, Seven Seas Restaurant, Troika Restaurant, Turg Restaurant, Waynes Coffee PÄRNU Astra Hotel, Legend Hotel, Pärnu Visitor's Centre, Strand Hotel, Sanatorium Tervis, Tervise Paradiis, TRK Viiking, Koidulapark Hotel, Pärnu Airport TARTU Dorpat Hotel, London Hotel, Pallas Hotel, Tartu Visitor's Centre, Tartu Airport, Turu Linna City Information Point WESTERN ESTONIA Pärnu Yacht Club, Arensburg Boutique Hotel, Fra Mare Thalasso Spa, Haapsalu Tourist Information, Hiiumaa Tourist Information, Johan Spa Hotel, Kuressaare Airport, Kuressaare Tourist Information, Promenaadi Hotel Haapsalu, Meri Spa Hotel, Rüütli Spa Hotel EASTERN ESTONIA Jõhvi Tourist Information, Meresuu Spa, Narva Tourist Information, Rakvere Tourist Information, Saka Cliff Hotel & Spa, Toila Sanatorium, Vihula Manor, Villa Theresa, Sagadi Manor SWEDEN EAS Stockholm, Estonian House Göteborg, Estonian Air Stockholm,Tallink Mariehamn, Tallink Stockholm RIGA Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel, Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel, The Blue Cow Backpackers Hostel, The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

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5-11 June: “Kaunid konserdid Käsmus” will take place in the small fisshing village of Käsmu. Many favourite Estonian artists will be taking g to the seaside stage, including Lenna Kuurmaa (in the photo), Jaan Tätte tte and the 86 year old Kihnu Virve, along with Marko Matvere, Untsakad, ad, and Kukerpillid.


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Must-see sights of the Old Town TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

in Low German, as this was one of the main things soldiers spent their time doing while on the lookout for intruders. Kiek in de Kök dates back to the 15th century. The tower is 38 metres tall, and the walls are four metres thick. Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn B1.

Viewing Platforms Kohtu Platform - offers one of the best views of the Old Town. The impressive tower of the Niguliste Church seems at arms length. The red tiled roofs with white edges are characteristic of Tallinn. Tallinn B1. Patkul Platform - shows both a view of St Olaf’s Church, and part of the city wall. The church was even taller in medieval times and the tallest building in the world in its time. Nowhere else can you see the city wall from a better angle. Tallinn B1. Kiriku Platform - the platform at the end of Kiriku Street faces west and offers a view of splendid and romantic sunsets. Tallinn B1.

Raeapteek The Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek) is one of Europe's oldest pharmacies, which still operates in its original location, in the Town Hall Square. Tallinn Old Town H 1.

Raekoja plats Tallinn’s Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) is Northern Europe’s best-preserved medieval town hall square and was built at the beginning of the 1400s.

Toompea Castle The Tall Hermann Tower (15th century) on the southwest corner of the hill, and the blue, black, and white Estonian flag signify independence and freedom for Estonians. Today, Toompea is the centre of Estonian government and the Riigikogu (parliament). Look for the pink building behind the Russian Orthodox Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral. Tallinn B1.

Tallinn Old Town H 1-2.

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Blink and you might miss this narrow passageway off of Vene. Built in 1246, St. Catherine's Monastery (Püha Katariina klooster) is the oldest building in Tallinn. This passageway is also known as the Latin Quarter of Tallinn, and where you can find one of Tallinn’s first Italian restaurants. Tallinn Old Town H 2-3.

Kiek in de Kök and the Bastion Tunnels

St Olaf’s Church (Oleviste kirik) Climb the stairs of the St Olaf Church and you will discover not only the lower town beneath but also the magnificent palaces facing the slopes of Toompea Hill, and the upper town. The old town of Tallinn is divided into a lower and upper part. The lower town was inhabited by hanseatic traders and the upper town, or Toompea was inhabited by nobility. Lai 50, Tallinn Old Town E2.

The Kiek in de Kök tower is the entrance to historical underground bastion tunnels. In Soviet times they were supposed to serve as bomb shelters and protect the communist elite in case of a war. Kiek in de Kök means, “look into the kitchen”

Paks Margareeta Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) is the most important fortification tower in Tallinn. She was built in the early 1500s. The diameter of the tower is 25 metres and the walls are up to 6.5 metres thick! She was constructed to protect Tallinn from intruders from the sea. Fat Margaret is often the main entrance gate and first encounter for visitors to the Old Town in Tallinn, if arriving by sea. Pikk 70,Tallinn A2.

Hop on, Hop off Bus Tour

KGB Museum

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A fascinating museum about Soviet history in Estonia is located on the top floor of the Viru Hotel. The hotel rooms were under KGB surveillance. The rooms were equipped with microphones, and small holes were made in the walls, where cameras could be placed to take pictures of hotel guests. The museum is only accessible by guided tour. Tours run daily and are held in English, Finnish, Russian, and Estonian. English tours book up quickly so bookings are recommended. Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

Sometimes you just don’t have enough time to see everything, but on the Tallinn City Tour you just might. Three lines run daily, and best of all, each one passes through the Port of Tallinn, making it even more convenient. The tour operates in ten different languages and is guide by a recorded audio track that follows the sequence of the sights. One ticket is valid for 24 hours. This means that you can travel on all three routes in one day. If you purchase a 24-hour Tallinn Card then your journey on the Tallinn City Tour is free.

■ Pick up the Tallinn Card (available from Tourist Information Kiosks and the A & D terminals at the port) for free entrance to many museums, free use to Tallinn city transportation, including the Hop on, Hop off bus (don’t forget the swipe the card), and further discounts all around town. www. tallinncard.ee


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ESTONIA AT-A-GLANCE Area: 45,227 km2. Population: approximately 1,350,000 Capital: Tallinn, population approximately 400,000. Other cities: Tartu 98,522, Narva 64,057, Pärnu 42,433 Ethnicity: Estonians 68%, Russians 24.8%, Other 6.5% Language: The official language is Estonian, which belongs to the Finno-Ugric group of languages (Finnish, Hungarian). Russian is the mother tongue of more than 300,000 inhabitants. English is widely spoken throughout the country. Religion: Approximately 20% of Estonians are non-religious, others Lutheran, Orthodox, Catholic.

Currency: Euro € Independence: 24 February 1918 Re-independence: 20 August 1991 Weather: Average temperature July 16C, February -9C Time Zone: GMT +2 Elevation: The highest point in Estonia is Suur Munamägi (318m) located in Võru County. Islands: 1,521. The largest are Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, and Muhu. Lakes: Lake Peipsi, located on the border between Russia and Estonia, is Europe’s fourth largest lake (3,555km2).

A quick history of the city of Tallinn

Outside of the Old Town TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Kalamaja & Kopli Kalamaja (Fish house) is a historic suburb filled with wooden houses and old factories. From the 14th century, Kalamaja has served as Tallinn’s main fishing port and was home to fishermen and fishmongers. When the railroad connected Tallinn with St. Petersburg in 1870, many factories opened. The colourful wooden houses you still see today were built in the 1920s and 1930s to house the growing working population. Kalamaja has seen a revival over the last few years as artists and other bohemian types moved in for the large spaces and cheap rent. Restaurants and cafés began to open, and the area continues to grow .

Patarei Prison (Patarei Vangla) Patarei Prison gives an eerie glimpse into gloomy Soviet era prison life. For a small entrance fee you can take a self-guided tour through the dark halls of this old sea fortress that has served as barracks, and then as a prison during Soviet times.

Kalaranna 2-2a By tram: No. 1 or 2 from the city centre to the Linnahall stop. From there, by foot along the Cultural Kilometre trail, just before the Seaplane Harbour.

1285 Tallinn joins the Hanseatic League. 1346 The Danish sell Tallinn to the German Order. Toompea was divided among princes and bourgeoisie in the upper-town and craftsmen in the lower-town.

by the Russian tsar. The construction is architecturally unique since it was the largest armoured concrete ceiling in the world at the time of construction.

Küti 17 / Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn By tram: No. 1 or 2 from the city centre to the Linnahall stop. From there, by foot along the Cultural Kilometre trail.

The name Tallinn originates from the Danish occupation (1219–).

1561 Tallinn goes to the Swedish. 1721 The Russians conquer Estonia and Tallinn.

Pirita Pirita is an area located a short distance to the east of the city centre and offers a variety of things to see and do. Start by visiting the ruins of St Birgitta’s Convent ruins (Pirita klooster) whose colourful history dates back to the 15th century. A stroll through the ruins and the surrounds, including the small cemetery, is a moving reminder of the past. Its proximity to the Pirita River and the beach makes it perfect as part of a day excursion. The 2km long beach can attract up to 30,000 visitors a day in summer. Also located a short distance from the beach is the city’s Botanical Gardens (Botaanikaaed) and the famous Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn), which is a must see as it not only provides a number of interactive exhibits but also offers one of the best views of the city and the district. A starting point for information on these can be found at:

1918 Estonia declares independence and Tallinn becomes its capital. 1939–44 Russians and Germans occupy Tallinn. 1944 The Soviet Army bombs Tallinn in March and causes extensive damage. 1400 people are killed.

■ Medical Centres and Pharmacies 24H Pharmacy Tõnismägi 5, Tallinn Tel. +372 644 2282 Mustamäe Medical Centre Ehitajate tee 27, Tallinn Tel.+372 659 8318 Keskhaigla Medical Centre Ravi 18, Tallinn Tel. 1900, +372 622 7070

St Birgitta’s Convent ruins (Pirita klooster)-Kloostri tee 9, Tallinn Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) Kloostrimetsa tee 58A, Tallinn Botanical Gardens (Botaanikaaed) Kloostrimetsa tee 52, Tallinn.

TOURIST INFORMATION Tallinn: Niguliste 2/Kullassepa 4, Tallinn Tartu: Raekoja plats 1A, Tartu Pärnu: Uus 4, Pärnu

Kadriorg

1944–1991 Tallinn becomes a Soviet capital and hosts the sailing competitions of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. 1991 Tallinn becomes Estonia's capital. In 1997, it is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2011 Tallinn is the European Capital of Culture along with Turu. Its population is estimated at 411,000: 53% Estonians, 38% Russians, 9% Other.

■ Central Post Offices Postimaja Post Office Narva mnt 1, Tallinn B2. Kristiine Post Office Endla 45 (Kristiine Shopping Centre), Tallinn Airport Post Office Tartu mnt 101, Tallinn Toompea Post Office Lossi plats 4, Tallinn Old Town, B1. Old Town Postal Store Viru 20, Tallinn Old Town, H3. Narva: Peetri plats 3, Narva Rakvere: Laada 14, Rakvere Järvamaa: Keskväljak 8, Paide Räpina: Kooli 1, Räpina Jõgeva: Suur 3, Jõgeva Saaremaa: Tallinna 2, Kuressaare Hiiumaa: Hiiu 1, Kärdla Haapsalu: Karja 15, Haapsalu Jõhvi: Rakvere 13A, Jõhvi Otepää: Tartu mnt 1, Otepää Valga: Kesk 11, Valga Viljandi: Vabaduse plats 6, Viljandi Võru: Jüri 12, Võru Rapla: Viljandi mnt 4, Rapla

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Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam) Have you ever seen the hull of a real submarine from below? Or better still, crawled through the narrow living and working quarters of a fully refurbished sub from the 1930s? The submarine Lembit was one of two Estonian submarines built in the UK in the mid 1930s. Another sight is an authentic replica of the Short Admiralty Type 184 seaplane, a British two-seat reconnaissance, bombing, and torpedo carrying folding-wing seaplane used in the Estonian war of Independence in the early 1920s and later for mail service. The museum is located in the former seaplane hangars built during WWI

Kadriorg Park is the area that houses the Presidential Palace (Presidendi kantselei) and the Kadriorg Palace (Kadrioru loss), and the KUMU Art Museum. (All located on Weizenbergi). Kadriorg means Catherine’s Valley in Estonian, and dates back to the 18th century. The park and the palace were built by Peter the Great, who apparently helped in its building. As was customary at the time, the main house was named after his wife. There are plenty of other things to see in this beautiful and prestigious park. From the Kadriorg Palace, head straight along the park trail to the Russalka monument, located at the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The famous Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak) are only a short walk from the park as well.

Estonian Open Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) Visitors can catch a glimpse of the Estonian countryside and village life from the past. The venue has a distinctive rural atmosphere that includes various farm buildings as well as its own church, tavern, and schoolhouse. Several mills, a fire station, fishing net sheds, a dancing area, and a village swing add to the character of the place. Some of the country’s iconic windmills can also be seen. Various demonstrations, displays and interactive activities help bring the past to life and provide visitors with a fun and educational experience.

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn.

Debit and credit cards are widely accepted throughout Estonia, especially VISA and Mastercard. American Express is not as widely accepted.

Currency can be exchanged in banks throughout the country. Major Estonian banks include: LHV, Swedbank, SEB, and Nordea. There is a wide network of ATMs in major cities and smaller towns. Currency can also be exchanged at Eurex, and Tavid.

Holidays 1 January – New Year’s Day 24 February – Independence Day Easter Good Friday 1 May – Spring Holiday; Pentecost; 23 June – Victory Day; 24 June – Midsummer’s Day; 20 August – Re-independence Day; 24 December – Christmas Eve; 25 December – Christmas Day; 26 December – Boxing Day

The work day preceding New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Victory Day, and Christmas Day is reduced by three hours.

2013/2014 School Holidays Christmas break 21 December, 2013 5 January, 2014 Spring break 15-23 March, 2014 Summer break 6 June - 31 August, 2014


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Or ‘cupcakes’ in English is a small cupcake café in Tartu’s Tasku Centre. While many other parts of the world have already been hit by the cupcake craze, here in Estonia it's only recently these decorative desserts have started gaining in popularity. The creativity at Tassikoogid knows no limits; flavours include sea buckthorn, black bread-yoghurt, baked apple, and more. All desserts are made in house. And those in Tallinn need not worry, you can taste Tassikoogi cupcakes at Diip in Kalamaja.

Brought to you by the same owners as OKO restaurant in Kaberneeme, NOA is the latest addition to the Estonian culinary scene. While located in the suburb of Viimsi, right on seashore, NOA will no doubt be one of this summer’s hottest restaurants. The interior is clean and simple with a bit of Scandinavian flare. The menu boasts appetisers, fish, and meat dishes in three price categories. NOA also has a large selection of wines by the glass.

Tasku Centre Turu 2, Tartu

Ranna tee 3, Tallinn

Good meat There is nothing as satisfying as a great steak, cooked properly, with all the fixings. TEXT JUKKA ARPONEN, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Choose the perfect cut.

Good quality meat and proper cooking methods are the basis of a good steak. Goodwin Steakhouse has got this in spades. The menu, of course, is not just steak, but steak is what they do best. The meat is Australian Black Angus beef, which is beautifully marbled, leaving the perfect balance of juiciness and flavourful fat. Choose between different cuts, like NY strip, rib eye, T-bone, and

filet mignon, and then have them cooked to your liking. If you ask, you can choose your own cut of meat from a platter the waiter brings out. The steaks are prepared in Goodwin’s own Josper coal furnace, which adds its own unique flavour. The steaks are seasoned with nothing but a little bit of salt and pepper. On our visit, we decided to try the rack of lamb (9.50/100g) and the Iberico Secreto (22.50), a Spanish pork shoulder cut . The

lamb was well cooked, soft and flavourful, as was the pork. Both cuts were beautifully marbled, and the flavour from the grill was truly divine. I have tasted many different steaks in my life and I can say that this pork dish was one of the best I have ever had. From the fish menu, we decided to try the Dorado (23), which was just as tasty. It was served whole and grilled as well. So don’t worry, even non meat eaters will be satisfied at Goodwin.

Sides are chosen separately. Grilled vegetables and different kinds of potato dishes cost between 4-5. There are four different sauces to choose from as well, depending on individual taste and the meat you have chosen. The Spanish house wine was a great accompaniment to our meal. ■

Location Goodwin Viru 22, Tallinn Old Town H3.

The best of the best Which of Estonia’s 50 Best Restaurants to do you love? Here are some of our favourites. and good wine can be seen in the restaurant’s changing menu, and the elegant, yet unpretentious wine list. In summer, the kitchen moves outside to their beautiful courtyard. Bookings are recommended. Uus 31, Tallinn Old Town F3.

Since 2008, Estonia’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings have been making choosing a great restaurant very easy. The panel of judges is made up of food media representatives from Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, and Russia. The 50 Best Restaurants were chosen at the end of April and will be announced in May, but we wanted to take a look back at some of our favourites in Tallinn from 2013.

#5 CHEDI Chedi is certainly not the cheapest of the lot, but worth every penny. Dishes appear small, but after sharing a few appetisers and a main, you’ll barely have room for dessert. Try the dim sum, or the fried squid to start. As a main you can’t go wrong with the roasted duck, and for something very spicy, try the spicy chicken with cashew nuts. Chedi also has a great selection of tea. Sulevimägi 1, Tallinn Old Town F2.

#9 SALT This cosy 26-seat restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and bookings are a must. The dinner menu changes weekly, and lunch specials are offered daily. Classic French bistro cooking, with the odd fusion dish tossed in inspires the menu. If you want to be close to the culinary action, you can sit right next to the open kitchen, and watch the chef hard at work. Vase 14, Tallinn B3.

#11 LEIB Leib Resto ja Aed is the dream of sommelier Kristjan Peäske and chef Janno Lepik, two friends turned restaurateurs. Their love of good food

Outside of Tallinn Photo: Põhjaka

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Gianni has both a restaurant and café, where you can find a smaller menu and enjoy great desserts and coffee. Jõe 4a, Tallinn A3.

#12 MEKK MEKK stands for Moodne Eesti Köögi Kunst, or modern Estonian cuisine in English, and this is exactly how MEKK’s food can be described. The flavours of traditional Estonian foods are combined with modern cooking techniques to produce wonderfully flavourful and colourful dishes. Suur-Karja 17/19, Tallinn Old Town I2 #14 GIANNI Many of the Italians living in Tallinn claim that this is the best Italian restaurant in town. Top quality ingredients, delicately cooked, and served tastefully are certainly reasons why.

#32 AED Aed is one of the top choices for vegetarian and vegan cuisine in Tallinn, and here is why: everything is clearly labelled on the menu with G – gluten free; L – lactose free; E – Without egg. The menu changes seasonally and there is a section of menu dedicated entirely to vegetarian food. Rataskaevu 8, Tallinn Old Town H1.

#3 PÕHJAKA MÕIS Three chefs moved to the country and fixed up an abandoned manor house. It doesn’t get more local than this; ingredients are sourced from their very own garden. Mäeküla, Paide vald, Järvamaa

#6 OKO This seaside restaurant, located not too far from Tallinn has made it onto the list every year since opening two years ago. Now they also offer overnight accommodations for visitors. Bookings recommended. Punase laterna / Sadama tee 1, Kaberneeme Port


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The official party season has begun! Summer is almost here and it won’t be long now until cold raindrops are replaced by warm rays of sunshine. What could be better than sitting on a summer terrace on a pleasant late-spring evening and enjoying a good cocktail or pint. ■ CLUB TEATER Club Teater is a unique nightclub in Tallinn, built into an old theatre room. It’s a place where history meets todays glamour and the outcome is a mysterious and distinctive club. There are always different performers and the atmosphere will give you the feeling you really are in a theatre. Club Teater is a place for people who are looking

for a different club experience and want to escape from the present, even if only for one night.

Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn Old Town B2.

■ BAYERN BÖHMEN KELLER Last weekend I visited this cool pub with my friends and we all

were amazed – it was much bigger than I thought it would (it holds up to 160 people) and the interior was something out of the Middle Ages. The food was great and they had a large drink menu, including a fantastic selection of beer. We reserved a big table and the staff were very helpful. It has a great Old Town location, so afterwards we headed to the clubs around

the corner and had a wonderful night out!

Suur-Karja 18, Tallinn Old Town I2.

■ TAPPER Tapper is a cool rock-club in Tallinn, specialising mostly in rock and metal music. The club can hold up to 600 people, it is a

powerful black-box type of venue and connects a cosy bar feeling with a live music. It’s not in the Old Town but if you are a rock lover and enjoy a different kind of party, then it’s definitely worth the short trip.

Pärnu maantee 158, Tallinn. ■

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The view from Katusekohvik gives a unique view of Tallinn's Old Town.

Great music and amazing cocktails at NYC Piano Bar.

What the locals suggest ■ BUTTERFLY LOUNGE Vana-Viru 13/ Aia 4, Tallinn Old Town H3.

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utterfly Lounge is definitely the place to be on a warm spring night. It’s the biggest cocktail bar in Estonia with over 40 different drinks, delicious (and well-priced) meals that all come along with great entertainment. The atmosphere of the bar is beautiful and fancy, and all the staff are highly qualified. All my foreign friends have loved this place so I’m sure you will too!” MAIRI, AGE 26

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Viru 13/15, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Vana-Posti 8, I2.

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y favourite nightspot in Tallinn is Katusekohvik because it has everything I’m looking for – a great view of the Old Town from its terrace, amazing food and refreshing cocktails. They have a separate shisha room and the bar is open until late. Recently they renovated the whole place and it looks awesome! It’s one of the few bars in Tallinn that is popular among all ages, so go check it out.” MARELI, AGE 27

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hen I want to have some relaxing drinks after work or just hang out with good company, then my choice will be NYC Piano Bar. It’s a fresh and cool place in the Old Town with great music, amazing food and refreshing cocktails. It’s a bit of a classier bar so perfect for you if you’d like a little bit more privacy.”

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Tallinn Nightlife A few more suggestions for evening (or early morning) entertainment:

Gay Sports

Club 69 Sakala 24, Tallinn B2.

Clayhills

G-punkt

Pikk 13, Tallinn Old Town H1.

Pärnu mnt 23, Tallinn.

Drink Baar Väike-Karja 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Hell Hunt

X-baar Tatari 1, Tallinn.

Pikk 39, Tallinn Old Town G2.

Mad Murphy’s

Karaoke

Mündi 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Gelsomino Karaoke

Nimeta Baar

Lai 2, Tallinn Old Town G1.

Suur-Karja 4, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Koskenkorva Karaoke Bar Roseni 13, Tallinn A2.

Cigar Lounges Tapper is a must for rock music lovers. Photo: Teater

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Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

The Bank Club 777

La Casa del Habano

Tartu mnt 17, Tallinn B3.

Dunkri 2, Tallinn Old Town H1.

Bibabo

Sigari Maja

Vabaduse väljak 10, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Raekoja plats 16, Tallinn Old Town H2.

CatHouse Viru väljak 4/6, Tallinn B2.

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Club Hollywood Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Karja Kelder Väike-Karja 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Kochi Ait Tavern

Club Münt Mürivahe 22, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Club Privé

Lootsi 10, Tallinn A3.

Harju 6, Tallinn Old Town I1.

Kolmas Draakon Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Valli Baar

Club Studio Sauna 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Müürivahe 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Panoraam

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Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2. Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2.

Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

Pärnu mnt 158G, Tallinn.

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Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Clazz Vana turg 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

NYC Piano Bar Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Vabank Harju 13, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Venus Vana-Viru 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Rock Café Tartu mnt 80D, Tallinn.

Von Krahl Rataskaevu 10/12, Tallinn Old Town H1.

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Summertime is the best time for having a drink on one of Tallinn's many terraces.

■ BROKEN TEMPO (CONCORD DAWN) @ Factory (Madari 22A,), 16.05.2014, tickets start from 7€ ■ GOGOL BORDELLO «GONZO TURBO AUTO PILOT TOUR» @ Rock Cafe (Tartu mnt 80d, Tallinn C4), 26.05.2014, tickets start from 39€ ■ GORGON CITY (UK) @ Club Studio (Sauna 1, Tallinn I2), 02.05.2014, tickets start from 5€ ■ NELLY (USA) @ Saku Suurhall (Paldiski mnt 104B, Tallinn), 09.05.2014, tickets start from 39€ ■ MAÏ ÄSS FESTIVAL 2014 / FREAK KITCHEN, MATS & MORGAN, MATTIAS IA EKLUNDH (SWEDEN) + TOOMAS VANEM LTD 15.05.2014 – 17.05.2014 @ Tapper (Pärnu mnt 158, Tallinn) & 18.05.2014 @ Von Krahl Bar (Rataskaevu 10/12, Tallinn, H1), tickets start from 15€

■ ROCKWELL @ Sinilind (Müürivahe 50, Tallinn, H3), 09.05.2014, tickets start from 6 € ■ OUTLOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY ft JACK SPARROW (UK) @ Von Krahl Bar (Rataskaevu 10/12, Tallinn, H1), tickets start from 7€


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Tallinn Star Weekend 2014 For the second year in a row major music stars will take to the stage for two nights of unforgettable music. Day one: 27 June is Rock Day, Eurovision winners Lordi (FIN), Leningrad Band (RUS), and MTV Music Award winner The Offspring will perform one impressive show! Day two: 28 June is Red Carpet Day, Andrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor will bring his unique charisma to the stage for an elegant evening. Tickets on sale now!

■ Song and Dance Celebration The Song Festival is not a matter of fashion; the Song Festival is a matter of the heart. – Lennart Meri Every five years the Song and Dance Celebration is organised. This year’s theme is “Touched by Time. The Time to Touch.” 187,800 spectators attended the last Song and Dance Celebration and 35,320 performers took part. The Estonian Song and Dance Celebration is on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. One of the top moments of the Song and Dance Celebration is the procession through the city. Participants dressed in traditional folk costume walk, dance, play, and sing. Tens of thousands of spectators line the streets.

27-28 June Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

4-6 July, Tallinn

■ At-a-glance: Tallinn Day Various Locations 15 May Tallinn Day commemorates Tallinn gaining admission to the Hanseatic League of European Cities in 1248. Concerts and cultural events will take place in various locations throughout the city.

SEB Maijooks Tallinn Song Festival Grounds 17 May A 7km run or walk for women only at the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn.

Tallinn's Old Town Days is a great way to experience this medieval city.

The ultimate street festival The streets of the Old Town come to life with music, theatre, and markets during the last week of May. Museum Night TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

The Old Town Days festivities go back 198 years, with the beginning of summer also being celebrated. Since then, the narrow streets are

filled with parties, music, markets and theatre. This year’s festival will focus on the streets of the Old Town. “The living streets of the Old Town” is this year’s theme, with eventtaking place place in spaces not normally

■ Event and Concert Tickets Tickets to just about any event or concert in Estonia can be purchased on-line at Piletilevi, Piletimaailm, and Ticketpro. Or, visit their central locations at: ■ Piletilevi: Viru Shopping Centre, Viru väljak 4/6, Tallinn B2 ■ Ticketpro: Solaris Shopping Centre, Estonia pst 9, Tallinn B2 ■ Piletimaailm (Eesti konsert): Estonia pst 4, Tallinn B2

open to the public. Small corners and streets will offer many interesting surprises. Each day of the festival has a different theme. Friday 30 May, for example, is Museum Day, and Sunday, 1 June is Children’s Day. The official opening of the festival takes place 24 May in the Town Hall Square; events will run from morning to night. Most of the events have free entry. You can find full programme details on the Internet at vanalinnapaevad.ee ■

Location Tallinn Old Town Days 24 May – 1 June Various locations throughout the Old Town

24.5. 25.5. 26.5. 27.5. 28.5. 29.5. 30.5. 31.5. 1.6.

Opening Church Day Traditions Day Health Day Theatre Day Music Day Museum Day Medieval Day Children’s Day

Various Locations 17 May This annual event, held on a Saturday evening in May, marks the panEuropean Museum Night. Museums and other institutions stay open later and offer free admission.

International Literary Festival- Head Read Various Locations 28 May – 1 June This annual literary festival gives the public a chance to meet a number of well known local and international writers. The programme includes discussions, readings and performances.


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ESTONIAN SUMMER 2014 Travel tips for Estonia and the summer’s top cultural events.

Family vacation This year’s big news: The long awaited opening of The Lottemaa theme park will take place in July and the Tallinn Science Centre will open in June. Families can now spend time at many different renovated attractions and dozens of cultural

– now there are more options than ever for things to do with the whole family in Estonia.

events. This summer’s main event is the Song and Dance Celebration, taking place at the first weekend in July. Together with the Estonian Tourism Development Centre, we have made this spe-

cial Estonian summer travel newspaper. For more information about tourism in Estonia visit: www.visitestonia.com, which also works on mobile phones. ■


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Energy and a different kind of nature East of Estonia’s capital are some of the most beautiful coastlines in Estonia. Distances

TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTOS EAS

01 RAKVERE CASTLE The castle in Rakvere is a destination for the whole family. Try your hand at various medieval activities.

02 VEMBUTEMBUMAA Vembu-Tembumaa is a family theme park located in nearby Saku.

03 KOHTLA MINING PARK At Kohtla Mining Park you can go 25 metres underground to experience the life of a miner.

04 VIRU FOLK & KAUNID KONTSERDID The summer’s concerts begin in the small town of Käsmu and end with the Viru Folk festival in august.

05 LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK Located close to Rakvere, here you will find many interesting manor houses, some of which have been converted into hotels.

Northeastern Estonia is the energy centre of the country. Most of the power used in Estonia comes from Narva. While this area has been forgotten by tourism in the past, recent renovations and facelifts are bringing tourists to this historic city once again. Narva-Jõesuu is a beautiful summer destination and continues to grow each year. Sandy beaches stretch for kilometres. Foodies must try the lampreys from Narvajõgi. The counties of Northern Estonia are filled with manor houses, some of which are only a short distance from Tallinn. Nature lovers must visit Lahemaa National Park, and in summer the small seaside town of Käsmu turns into a cultural centre. Rakvere, which is located about an hour’s drive from Tallinn is a very important small town. The bull that sits in the main square is a landmark not soon forgotten. ■

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Tallinn—Rakvere 99 km Tallinn—Jõhvi 165 km Tallinn—Narva 211 km Tallinn—Mustvee 173 km Narva—Mustvee 119 km Tallinn—Paldiski 49 km

Population of the largest towns, as of 1.1.2014: ■ Tallinn 429,829 ■ Narva: 62,068 ■ Kohtla-Järve: 38,197 ■ Sillamäe: 14,586 ■ Rakvere: 16,338

How to get there? Trains to Rakvere, Jõhvi, and Narva leave from Tallinn twice daily. The journey to Narva lasts about 2 ½ hours and a tickets costs €9.90. You can change trains in Tapa to reach Tartu. West from Tallinn, a train will take you to Paldiski, leaving nine times daily. Buses travel to each of these destinations as well.


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An Estonian village in the capital of Estonia Spring Farm Days on May 14 & 15 Night of Museums on May 17 Living History Festival on May 31 & June 1 smithwork, rug weaving, farm work of the past horse and carriage rides, village shop from the 1930s, Estonian national food at the inn.

Sushi, pasta, salads, soups, desserts, children’s menu. We also have a large selection of Japanese drinks.

Come and enjoy these wonderful flavours!’

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TOP 5 Haapsalu

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TOP 5 Pärnu

In Haapsalu, you are never far away from the sea. TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTOS EAS

01 HAAPSALU EPISCOPAL CASTLE The ghost of Estonia’s White Lady lives inside the castle.

02 ILON’S WONDERLAND Find out about Ilon Wikland’s career as a children’s illustrator, and partake in children’s activities too.

03 MATSALU NATIONAL PARK Admire orchids, beavers, and other interesting wild life in one of Estonia’s most beautiful parks.

04 RESORT HALL This seaside restaurant is one of Estonia’s most impressive.

Haapsalu is known in a way through Astrid Lindgren’s books, because the beloved illustrator Ilon Wikland was from Estonia and spent her childhood summers in Haapsalu. Wikland illustrated many of Lindgren’s books over the decades, as well as the Bullerby Children, Karlsson on the Roof, and the Brothers Lionheart. Wikland’s early illustrations and the progression of her career can be seen in an old wooden house at Ilon’s Wonderland. The top floor is the Karlsson on the Roof room and playroom. The exhibits in the children’s centre were updated this winter. Haapsalu is a truly child-friendly city filled with playgrounds, the most impressive of which is located in the moat of the Episcopal Castle. The castle itself is also striking, standing tall among the wooden houses. The summer brings Haapsalu back to life. Get to know the city by taking a ride on the tourist train, which weaves its way through the city’s narrow streets. You can also see the city from the sea with a ride on the steam ship. Haapsalu has many interesting museums, including the Museum of the Coastal Swedes, the Evald Okase Art Museum, the Episcopal Castle Museum, and the Railroad Museum. From the 17th of May, a new permanent exhibit will open in the Town Hall. ■

Relax in the sunshine on one of northwestern Estonia’s most beautiful beaches.

Warm and shallow water, ater, sandy beaches, and good service make Pärnu Estonia’s number one beach destination.

02 LOTTEMAA Located just east of Pärnu, the Lottemaa theme park will open at the end of July, offerering fun for the whole family.

03 CYCLING Riding around on a bicycle is fun in Pärnu. New cycling paths were opened last autumn.

04 CANOEING

Haapsalu is less than two hours away from Tallinn by car. Buses connect to Haapsalu frequently.

Peaceful and serene landscapes can be enjoyed on a canoe trip through Soomaa National Park.

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Largest cities ■ Haapsalu: 11,000 ■ Lihula: 2500 More information: www.visithaapsalu.com

Beaches, sun, and parks make Pärnu Estonia’s summer capital

05 AUDRU AUTO24RING RALLY TRACK Try driving a car yourself, or just watch. Either way is fun.

Pärnu is a great place for family vacations, especially because of the long sandy beach with shallow, warm waters. Recently, a new child-friendly attraction opened, the Lottemaa theme park, located about 10 km from Pärnu. The theme park offers games and activities, sure to keep children entertained for hours. The best way to familiarise yourself with Estonia’s summer capital is to hire a bike and take a ride through the beach side park. Bicycles can be hired from many places near the beach and from Tervise Paradiis Aquatics Centre. Some places even offer tendem bikes. Don’t forget to visit one of the city’s many interesting museums. Across from the concert hall is the Pärnu Museum where you can learn about the city’s fascinating history. This summer there will be a temporary exhibit on display about Estonia’s alcohol producers. Another popular summer tradition is a visit to the nude exhibit, Man and Woman. This year’s exhibit will be devoted to modern Ukrainian art. Motor sporting events are regularly organised at the Audru rally track. Of the four tracks, the longest is 3.2 km. Speed lovers can even try driving a Toyota GT86 or BMW 325. Go-karting is also offered. ■

How to get there: A bus leaves for Pärnu almost every hour. The journey takes about two hours with a car. The train trip between Tallinn and Pärnu lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

Distances ■ Tallinn- Pärnu 135 km Population ■ Pärnu 43,000


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Fairytale summer in Haapsalu Explore a medieval castle and search for the White Lady! Play and take part in handicraft workshops in the idyllic Ilon's Wonderland, where you will see Ilon Wikland's original illustrations.

Opening soon! TEXT MIKKO SAVIKKO, PHOTO LOTTEMAA

Estonia’s favourite puppet girl Lotte, comes to life in June. The beloved children’s character, illustrated by Heiki Ernitsa and Janno Põldma, and written by Andrus Kivirähk will soon have her own theme park, located close to Pärnu. Lottemaa is familiar to children at Leiutajateküla, where very special machines are built. The best way to familiarise yourself with Lotte is to watch the films. Lotte’s best friend is Bruno the cat. They have all kinds of adventures in their films.

The Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu has made a few Lotte musicals as well: Detektiiv (Detective) Lotte and Kosmonaut (Astronaut) Lotte. Songs were composed by one of Estonia’s top composers Priit Pajusaar and Leelo Tungal wrote the lyrics. Gerli Padar has even played Lotte. Both musicals are available on CD and Detective Lotte is also available on DVD. Lotte dolls are available for sale, as well as doll versions of her friends. The Lottemaa theme park will open on 25 July in Tahkurand, which is about 15 minutes away by car from Pärnu. ■

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Koidulapark Hotel is a small and family frindly hotel in the heart of Pärnu. This homey and cosy hotel has 39 rooms with park views. The hotel also has a luxurious suite and a spacious family room. The modern conference room holds up to 25 people and is ideal for small meetings. The Koidulapark Hotel is serious about the environment; look for the “Green key” Koidulapark Hotel, Kuninga 38, Pärnu, Estonia. Tel. +372 447 7030, e-mail: info@koidulaparkhotell.ee www.koidulaparkhotell.ee


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Secrets of the islands Seaside horseback riding between the junipers in the fairy-tale forests is an everyday treat on the islands of Estonia. TEXT JUKKA ARPONEN, PHOTOS RATSUKIEVARI, TIHUSE, EAS, ANDREI CHERTKOV

Horseback riding is the main attraction at Tulla Makkonen’s Ratsukievari Recreation Centre. Makkonen built this centre in Saaremaa 12 years ago. In the beginning, the idea had been to turn this old Soviet era factory farm into a place to raise horses for sale. A tourism attraction was also a viable idea and visitors from nearby towns starting visiting Ratsukievari for horseback riding. Ratsukievari is located about one kilometre from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Saaremaa, a popular place for hiking. Riding through the shallow water is just what some people are looking to do when they visit the island. You can also take your car to the beach, or simply enjoy walking. Ratsukievari has 15 Estonian horses and Island ponies. The horses have been trained since birth and riders of all levels of experience will find a good match. Even total beginners will be able to go riding. If you are too scared to try riding, then don’t worry, you can ride in a cart. “Visitors can go riding on

Distances ■ Tallinn- Virtsu 135 km ■ Tallinn- Rohuküla 110 km ■ Tallinn- Munalaiu 165 km

a track, on our new obstacle course, but riding through the forest is certainly the most popular adventure”, says Makkonen. Riding excursions are led by a guide. Visitors can bring their own lunch, or enjoy a meal at a local summer restaurant. Excursions can be organised to last an hour or all day. Tihuse Farm on Muhu Island has specialised in horseback riding trips and raising Estonian horses. Their large herd run freely in summer and winter. Some of the horses are trained for outings, but the raising and sale of horses is also very important. Tihuse offers accommodation for riders, including meals, and can take riders on very interesting tours about ancient culture, with or without horses. Martin Kivisoo, owner of Tihuse is well versed in local history, and will certainly never run out of stories to tell. ■


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01 SPAS Kuressaare’s spas always offer something new. Relax in the mineral waters at Saaremaa Spa and enjoy the saunas at Georg Ots Spa, where their restaurant has also been renovated. Thalasso Spa has renovated their rooms and the hotel. Arensburg has expanded, and Grand Rose is now offering yoga.

02 GOLF The golf courses of Saaremaa are located close to Kuressaare. The history of the course is a little bit unusual, because in the beginning it was actually owned by the city. Now, due to economic problems, the golf course has a new owner to ensure it will live on. This is great news because this course is one of Estonia’s most beautiful.

Western Estonia’s largest islands ■ Saaremaa: Area about 2670 km², population approximately 40,000. ■ Hiiumaa: Area close to 1000 km², population approximately 11,000. ■ Muhu: Area about 200 km², population under 1900. ■ Vormsi: Area about 93 km², population 400. ■ Kihnu: Area about 17 km², population 500. ■ Ruhnu: Area about 11 km², population 70. Beer from Saaremaa You don’t get much more local that beer from Saaremaa. Breweries that came to the island have disappeared, but the small breweries Pöide and Pihtla have brought the brewing tradition back to life. Pöide makes an especially good rye beer. Pihtla makes a traditional strong beer. Tourists and windmills The symbols of Estonia’s islands are windmills and lighthouses. Many original structures can still be found on the islands. The most well known and historically important is the Kõpu lighthouse on the island of Hiiumaa. On the

island of Saaremaa, in Angla, you can see five windmills. Cycling The roads on Estonia’s islands are flat; distances are short, with little traffic, and beautiful natural landscapes surround you. There is no better place to go cycling. Try cycling from Hiiumaa to Saaremaa and Muhumaa. You can also find bike rentals for shorter distances. Ferries to the islands Take the ferry to Saaremaa and Muhumaa from Virtsu to Kuivastu. The ferries to Hiiumaa depart from Rohuküla and arrive in Heltermaa. There are also regular ferries from Hiiumaa to Saaremaa between Triigi and Sõru. Find schedules and ticket information on-line: www.tuulelaevad.ee The ferry to Vormsi Island leaves from Rohuküla and arrives at Sivby Port. Ferries to Kihnu leave from Pärnu. Munalaiu Port connects Kihnu and Ruhnu to the mainland. Ticket information and schedules can be found at: www.veeteed.ee

03 HALLIKIVI ADVENTURE PARK Located just outside of Kuressaare, Hallikivi Adventure Park offers hours of fun for active people. With four different levels of difficulty, the park has ropes, cable bridges, and other kinds of obstacles, some even with a height of 5 metres.

04 HIIUMAA WAR MUSEUM This small war history museum is a local stop for all interested in history, rifles, and war history. The museum is located in the village of Tahkuna, at the northern-most point of Hiiumaa where you will also see a beautiful lighthouse.

05 EXOTIC ANIMALS Visit the ostriches on Muhu Island. They have been raised at Jaanalinnfarm since the early 1990s. There are also other animals living there, not common in Estonia, like alpacas, kangaroos, and even a few zebras. The café and farm is open to tourists from mid May. You can buy ostrich products as well.


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Crossroads TEXT MIKKO SAVIKKO PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV, VÄRSKA SPA, J. NILSON, PAAVO EENSALU

01 NIGHTINGALE VALLEY Until summer solstice, birds in this region put on a concert.

02 SUUR MUNAMÄGI is Estonia’s highest peak, at the top of which stands a lookout post.

03 VÄRSKA SANATORIUM Värska is known for its water, which in addition to hydration is also known for healing properties.

04 TEREQ HUMMOGUST! Or good morning in Võru dialect. This dialect sounds quite different from Estonian, but more similar to the Seto dialect.

05 ADVENTURE PARKS Zip-lining, climbing, and catapulting are all thrills to be experienced at some of Southern Estonia’s adventure parks, like the Otepää Adventure Park, or the Tartu Adventure Park.

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Valgamaa, Põlvamaa, and Võrumaa are three counties in Southern Estonia, where Estonia borders Russia and Latvia. The population of these three counties is a little under 100,000. While the distances are short, there is still a great deal to see! The country’s largest trees, tallest ‘mountains’, and deepest lakes, are just some of the reasons to visit this area and its people. Here you will also hear different dialects of the Estonian language, including that of the Seto people. The Seto people celebrate their king on the first Saturday in August, along with some of the best folk music and beer. This year, Kingdom Day will be celebrated at Mikitamäe. In Võru, the folklore festival, taking place in mid-July for the

Distances ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Tallinn- Võru 253 km Tallinn- Valga 267 km Viljandi- Valga 88 km Viljandi- Võru 124 km Tallinn- Põlva 231 km

■ Võru- Põlva 25 km Populations in the largest towns, as of 1.1.2014 ■ Võru 13,171 ■ Valga 13,427 ■ Põlva (county) 10,005

of Independence in Paju and Valga. Julius Kuperjanov, the Estonian commander, died in the Battle of Paju. Many rivers flow through this area, and in some places, around high sand cliffs that the rivers have dug out naturally over time. One of the most impressive is Taevaskoda on Ahajõe, where at its peak the sandy cliff reaches 20 metres. Even taller is the Härma wall beside the Piusa River in Meremäe County. The name for the region, Meremägi or Sea Mountain, was given due to its height and the fact that one could ‘see’ to the sea. ■

How to get there: 20th year in a row, will include dancing and music. Visitors come from as far as Mexico. War history enthusiasts will be interested in memorials from the Estonian War

The train from Tartu leaves twice daily and takes about an hour to get to Valga. Take the bus from Tallinn to Võru in about four hours. A ticket costs €15. The trip from Tallinn to Valga takes about the same amount of time. There are dozens of connections.

Viljandi: Culture and hundreds of years of tradition Viljandi was established in 1283. This is one of four of Estonia’s hanseatic cities. The castle ruins in Viljandi are a familiar meeting place. It is know as the cultural capital of Estonia. The Academy of Culture at the University of Tartu is located in Viljandi. Some of the graduates of the Academy are well-known Estonian musicians, but many art teachers and craftsmen have also completed their training there. During the summer, may cultural events take place in Viljandi, of which the biggest and most popular is the Viljandi Folk Music Festival. It’s referred to as Viljandi Folk. The event brings in people of all ages and every year the music programme offers something for every taste. The theme of this year’s festival is games. Distances are short in Viljandi and there is plenty of free parking. The Old Town is filled with many cafes and restaurants. The centre of all cultural events is the Folk Music Barn (Pärimusmuusika ait), where from the top floor you can experience a beautiful view over the lake

TOP 5 Viljandi 01 Viljandi Lake. The swimming beach is fun for the whole family. The playground is filled with all kinds of activities too. 02 The Parkour Track in Valuoja Park, in Viljandi’s city centre gives visitors the opportunity to try their hand to make it through various obstacles. 03 Skating in a t-shirt. Skate on a paraffin covered rink in Võhma, located about 30km north of Viljandi. 04 The suspension bridge that crosses the moat that surround the castle ruins in Rakvere is a sight not to be missed. 05 Water tower. The view from the old water tower lets you see over the whole city.

and the caslte ruins. One of the newest restaurants in town is Fellini, which puts on musical events in addition to serving great food. There are many places to stay while in Viljandi. There is also Estonia's first auto-

Distances ■ Tallinn- Viljandi 159 km ■ Tartu-Biljandi 78 km ■ Pärnu - Viljandi 96 km Population, as of 1.1.2014: ■ Viljandi 18,490 ■ Võhma 1391 ■ Mõisaküla 864 (Estonia’s smallest city)

matic hotel, Just Rest. A double room costs 35 per night. The hostel is located close to the swimming beach. ■

How to get there: A train connects Tallinn and Viljandi four times daily. The journey lasts about two hours and a ticket costs €7.50. A journey from Pärnu takes about 1-½ hours and leaves 16 times daily. The one-hour bus trip from Tartu departs 18 times daily.


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Tartu is referred to as the City of Good Thoughts. It is Estonia’s second largest city and is home to the University of Tartu. Summertime in Tartu is full of wonderful events and activities, and lots of great restaurants too! Come and visit Tartu for a summer of fun.

Rally Racing in Tartu This is the first time a European Rally Championship (ERC) will be taking place in Estonia. Auto24 Rally Estonia is FIA Europe’s official phase of the World Rally Championship taking place in Tartu and on the gravel roads of Southern Estonia. Take part in three actionpacked days of pure racing adrenaline. See some of the best drivers in Europe!

The preliminary schedule is as follows: Thursday 17 July Qualifying Stage Shakedown Ceremonial Start in Tartu Friday 18 July FIA European Rally Championship Leg 1 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship Leg 1 Tartu city stage Open-air concert in Tartu

The race covers 235 kilometres in total, over a 99% gravel, 1% tarmac surface. The Rally will be broadcast to 20 million viewers throughout the world, thanks to Eurosport and partners. The start and finish will be Tartu’s city centre, passing through Toomemägi, the most beautiful area of the city. Rally Headquarters and Service Park will be located in Otepää. This promises to be an exciting event for the whole family, including concerts, a children’s playground, women’s area, and shopping. For more information visit: www.rallyestonia.ee; www.rallyestonia.com; or visit their Facebook and Twitter pages under the heading RallyEstonia.

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Picture Estonia through the National Geographic Window Since last summer, you can travel through southern Estonia and discover points of interest through the yellow window of the National Geographic. From June onwards, follow five different thematic tourism routes. There are four yellow windows located in Tartu County: Tartu Town Hall Square, Alatskivi Castle, the ancient valley of Järveselja, Saadjärve Lake, and the Tõravere Observatory. There are ten yellow windows in total throughout southern Estonia. www.visitsouthestonia.com

Saturday 19 July FIA European Rally Championship Leg 2 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship Leg 2 Round of Estonian Rally Championship Finish Podium and awards ceremony in Tartu

Discover Toomemägi – The window to Tartu! Starting in May, the University of Tartu is offering guided tours on Toomemägi. Toomemägi is Tartu’s birthplace. The fortress that sits atop the hill is where Tartu was first mentioned in medieval history. Tartu as an academic centre also got its start on Toomemägi. This summer’s guided tours introduce the visitor to Toomemägi with visits to the most important landmarks.

Medieval Tartu

A visit to Tartu’s Dome Church (Toomkirik) and University Treasury The two-towered Tartu Cathedral is one of the Baltics most stunning brick Gothic building. The Tartu Treasury is Estonia’s only publicly exhibited medieval crypt. The view from the towers of the Tartu Cathedral is stunning.

Scientific Tartu

A visit to the Tartu Observatory Tartu’s Observatory is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the main attraction being a world famous Fraunhofer telescope. The Observatory also has many interesting informative and interactive exhibits.

Academic Tartu

a visit to University’s Festive Hall and Lock-up The University of Tartu’s main building is a symbolic building in Tartu. This guided tour will take you to the hall, which is known for its good acoustics in Estonia. There will also be a tour of the cell and an introduction to 19th century student life. For more information and bookings: muuseum@ut.ee, http://muuseum.ut.ee/

Tartu is also known for some of its great restaurants and is an ideal destination for food lovers. The 50 Best Restaurants of Estonia (www.flavoursofestonia.com) list includes the meat restaurant Meat Market, the London Hotel restaurant Polpo, the Antonius Hotel restaurant, the Italian restaurant La Dolce Vita, and the restaurant Cafe Truffe, as well as Werner café. Many new restaurants have recently opened their doors: Volga (http://restoranvolga. ateen.ee), the French restaurant Päris Pariis (www.parispariis.ee), and German restaurant Graz (www.graz. ee). And don’t forget about the pubs J. R. Schramm’s “Keller”, and Punane Ronk; ‘Red Raven’ – a micro-bar for gourmet beer lovers. The micro-bar

May 3.05-2.11 “Float or Sink?” Exhibition, Tartu AHHAA Science Centre. This fascinating exhibition will look closely at water physics and maritime disasters. Put your engineering and navigation skills to the test! This is one of the biggest exhibitions made in co-operation with two giants in Estonia: AHHAA Science Centre and Estonian Maritime Museum. www.ahhaa.ee 7.-10.05 Prima Vista Literary Festival. The beginning of May is filled with all things literary, with many writers visiting from abroad. www.kirjandusfestival.tartu.ee 8.-10.05 Mailaul 2014. Every year dozens of singer songwriters from Estonia and abroad gather for a three-day music festival. www.mailaul.ee 11.05 SEB 32nd Annual Tartu Marathon. The SEB Tartu Marathon is the biggest cross-country run in the Baltics, bringing together thousands of runners. Children’s runs are also organised. www.tartumaraton.ee 16.-18.05 Festival “Regiöö 2014”. XIII Regiöö festival offers a wonderful array of traditional and modern masters of instruments, song, dance, and handicrafts from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Poland, and Russia. www.tartu.ee/regioo 16.- 18.05 XXX SELL Games – Since 1923, these annual international university student games take place rotating between Finland (‘Soome’), Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This year is Estonia’s turn to host. www.sell2014.eu 17.05 Night of Museums 2014 “Stars in the Sky” – Museums throughout Estonia open their doors for entrance between 18-23. www.oo.muuseum.ee 24.-25.05 Estonia Aviation Days 2014. Visitors can familiarise themselves with various planes and airplane technology, and see demo

can seat about 15 people and serves 50–60 different kinds of beer to its customers. In addition to the flourishing food culture in Tartu, there is also a food festival taking place from 23-24 May. The Emajõe Food and Beer Festival, or Emajõe Fest is a new, fun, and rich event for the whole family. The aim of the festival is to offer a full programme of entertainment and promote good Estonian food. Many well-known caterers, grill masters, and local hunters from Tartu and surrounds will be taking part in Emajõe Fest. They even want to set a new Guinness World Record –to build a one kilometre long sandwich in one hour with cream cheese! www.emajoefest.ee

flights as well. The focus of this year’s festival is jet aviation. www.lennundusmuuseum.ee May-September Tower Music, Tartu Jaani Church. Enjoy exclusive concert all summer long in the tower of the Tartu Jaani Church, featuring all kinds of music, from jazz to classical. www.kultuur.info/event/tower-music

June 1.06 SEB 33rd Tartu Cycle Marathon, This is the largest bike rally in the Baltics, where professionals and amateurs come together to ride side by side. Children’s races are organised as well. www.tartumaraton.ee 4.-9.06 Estonian Composers Festival or Eesti Heliloojate Festival (EHF) is one of Estonia’s largest music festivals. www.composer.ee 4.-8.06 10. Tartu International Wind Instrument Festival "Mürtsub pill". This festival fill the streets of Tartu with wind instrument orchestras and ensembles, as well as many musical collectives. www.potartu.ee 7.06. Tartu Song Festival. The song festival tradition got its start in 1869 in Tartu, and continues to this day. The Tartu Song Festival “Then and Now”, celebrates Estonian composers, choirs, and the 150th birthday of the organist Miina Härma. www.laulupidu.tartu.ee 7.06. Võrtsjärve Fish and Handicraft Fair, Jõesuu. Try the delicious Võrtsjärve fish prepared in many different ways and sail on Võrtsjärve Lake with the sailboat “Paula”. Enjoy music and dancing as well. www.vortsjarv.ee 23.06 Victory Day and Midsummer’s Eve in Raadi. www.tartu.ee 29.06 Tartu Day. This annual event includes concerts, tours, competitions, and many more exciting activities. Events will also be organised by some of Tartu’s museums. www.kultuuriaken.tartu.ee


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Full Colour SSpring and summer fashions are all about colour and lots of it. TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV KR

Stylis Ženja Fokin took us on Stylist na tour of Tallinn boutiques to find nd the la latest fashion by Estonian desigigners. Namarie is a small shop locacated o on Müürivahe in Tallinn’s Old Town that sells clothing and accesessories by over 30 Estonian desigsorie igners. Here you will find unique pieieces that th are sure to impress back ack home. The owners of Namarie also home lso

offer personal design services, meaning if you have a fabric that you love, Namarie can help you design something and then make it for you. ■ Namarie Estonian fashion and design shop/ studio Müürivahe 21, Tallinn Old Town I3.

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Shopping in Tallinn ■ Department Stores Stockmann, Liivalaia 53. B3. The Tallinn branch of Finland’s favourite department store. Tallinna Kaubamaja, Gonsiori 2. B2. This Estonian department store has been in business since 1960 and is now attached to the Viru Shopping Centre.

■ Central Shopping

Centres Foorum, Narva mnt m 5. B2. Almost opposite the Viru Shopping Centre, Foorum h houses a promenade of stylish boutiques boutiques. Postimaja Shopping Shop Centre, Narva mnt 1. B2. The newest shop shopping centre in Tallinn houses an H&M. Rotermanni kes keskus, Rotermanni 8. B2 B2. This modern shopping sho centre in the newly renovated renova Rotermanni district houses go gourmet food shops, a Scandinavian fur furniture store, and many international clot clothing brands.

Bright colours are all the rage ra this season. This simple yellow dress is brought to life with a hin hint of floral from the belt. The bri bright green watch adds some glit glitter to the outfit.

Solaris, Estonia p pst 9. B2. One of Tallinn’s n newest shopping centres that hous houses a cinema, numerous restaurants, aas well as a top-end supermarket.

Yellow Dress, BTM Studio, €79 Belt, BTM Studio, €23 Watch, Tikobella, €66

Outfit 2 This pink dress dre is simple, yet sophisticated, ticated, and the blue ack. Blue accessories belt can be wo worn in the front or the back. com e the outfit together. compliment the belt and tie k Dress, Varkki, €150 Pink elt, Hekatebianca by Blue Belt, Katrin Kotkas, €25 Earrings, Katariina K Raadik, €32 Hairclip, Janika Mägi, €15.30

Viru Keskus, Viru Väljak 4. B2. Twenty years ago the site of this shopping centre was n nothing but a parking lot, right beside tthe Hotell Viru. In 2004, it turned into a modern m shopping complex with ov over 100 stores.

■ A bit further fu out Järve Keskus, Pä Pärnu mnt 238. Buses 5, 18, 32, 3 36, 57. This shopping centre cen has quite a few furniture shops, as well w as a store for everything you might n need for your sauna. Keskus, Endla 45. Kristii Keskus Kristiine Free bus b from the port. modern A mod dern mall just outside of the city centre. Mustikas keskus, Musti A.H.Tammsaare tee 116. A.H.Ta

Trolleys 1, 2 and 3. A shopping centre in the west end of the city. Rocca al Mare, Paldiski mnt 102. Free bus from the port. This massive centre was completed in 1998 and resembles a large mall in North America. It is over 54,000 square metres in size and houses 170 shops – everything from food to fashion, Marks & Spencer to a children’s play world. Sikupilli Keskus, Tartu mnt 87. Busses 2, 15 and 54 (Sossimägi), Trams 2 and 4 (Lubja). A small shopping centre located near the airport that houses fashion outlets, a few electronics shops, and restaurants. Ülemiste, Suur-Sõjamäe 4. Buses 2, 7, 15, 65. Located close to the airport, this twolevel shopping centre is one of the biggest in Tallinn.

■ Near the port: Lootsi Keskus, Lootsi 8. A3 This shopping centre houses a food store, large liquor store, and top brand clothing and shoes can be found as well. Merekeskus, Mere pst 10. A3. The Merekeskus is the oldest shopping centre in the area. The two-level complex houses many clothing stores and souvenir shops. Norde Centrum, Lootsi 7. A3. A medium sized shopping centre with a sports apparel shop, grocery store, and more. SadaMarket, Kai 5. A2 This has the appearance of a market, with many small stalls and shops.

■ Food Markets Baltijaam (Train Station) – Kopli 1. A1. Keskturg (Central Market) – Keldrimäe 9. C3. Kalaturg (Fish Market) – Kalaranna 1. A2. Lasnamäe Market – Punane 48a. Mustamäe Market – E. Vilde tee 75a. Nõmme Market – Turu plats 8. A2. Sadama Turg – Sadama 25.

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Outfit 4 Outfit 3 Every season’s fashion has some aspect of animal prints, says stylist Ženja Fokin, but why not wear the animal. These cat earrings are fun way to play with animal prints. This classic cut dress has hints of gold in the fabric and sits beautifully as both a casual or slightly dressy outfit. Dress, Helle Kass, €96 Bracelet, Merilin Pärn, €18.40 Earrings, Ene Kihno, €11.90

This classic polka-dot olka-dot dress could be worn to office. The bright yellow purse iss the perfect accessory is outfit, and the hint of to brighten this e earrings tie everything yellow from the together. Dress, Helle Kass, €32 arrings, Roselin, €13.80 Earrings, urse, Merilin Pärn, €149 Purse,

Kalle Aasamäe of Kalle Ka HT uses nothing but natural al fabrics lilike ike cotton, wool, silk and linen in i his desi igns for designs men. This season’s s st tyles are styles influenc ced by the sunny uenced summ mer and finding n summer silent mom ments in th he city. The moments the pre edominantt colour in predominant thiis season’ss co ollllecthis collectio on is blue, blue, using tion m cotton and d mostly cotton linen. Visit Kalle’s Kalle e’s linen. s the studio in the O Town Old fo or clothing g for taailored tailored sp pecifically specifi for you. for Kallle HT Kalle Studio Studio Suur-kkarja 14 Suur-karja Floor), (4th Floor), n Old Tallinn Town I2.


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Happy feet and hands Summer is just around the corner, come to Cherie Ilusalong for all your manicure and pedicure needs. TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Cherie Ilusalong is located in a historical location in Tallinn’s Old Town. The building dates back to 1437, when a city official by the name of Gosshalk Borsteli built the house for his family. Cherie Ilusalong has been making the women and men of Tallinn beautiful since 2010. If you come to Cherie Ilusalong for a manicure or pedicure, chances are Argo will be taking care of your nails, and Gulja will take care of your feet. This beauty salon is a small operation, and most of the staff have a few different skills under their belts. Argo, for example, is also a hairstylist, makeup artist, and can apply eyelash extensions, in addition to manicures. Gulja does manicures, and pedicures. The talented staff of eight speak Estonian, English, Finnish, and Russian.

Gel nail polish has grown in popularity over the last few years, and Cherie offers both gel manicures and pedicures. For those that don’t know, gel nail polish is a type of polish that dries very quickly and stays on your nails for three to five weeks. Cherie uses Gelish Harmony gel polish. An LED lamp is used to dry the polish quickly. Gel polish is not only for decoration, but it also protects your nails and gives them strength.  “Take care of your hands and feet by coming for a monthly mani-pedi, in addition to your daily beauty regimen”, says Sirje Soo, owner of Cherie Ilusalong. For the month of May, Cherie Ilusalong is offering a 20 discount on gel pedicures, when you have a gel manicure. A gel manicure costs 30 and a pedicure 38; if you book both at the same time, it’s only 60. Classic manicures start at 20, classic pedicures start at 28.

Cherie offers hairdressing, makeup, manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions, and massage. The hair stylists at Cherie use L’Oreal products, including L’Oreal Professionnel hair colours. Among their hair colouring products is INOA, an oil based, odour-free and ammonia-free colouring product that moisturises and also covers greying hair. No matter what procedure you visit Cherie Ilusalong for, you will be warmly greeted with a cup of coffee or tea, and made to feel like a regular. Bookings are recommended and can be made by calling the salon or reserving a time on-line. ■

Location Cherie Ilusalong Lai 5, Tallinn Old Town G1.

The FOX laser takes the worry, pain and discomfort away.

Perfect nails for summer Tiia Ilusalong offers a laser treatment for fungal nails. The FOX laser treatment for fungal nails will have your feet looking their best for the upcoming sandal season. Treatment with this laser has no side-effects (unlike with oral medications), shows clearer and healthier looking nails, with fast and painless results. The FOX laser takes the worry, the pain and discomfort, and waiting period away. One laser procedure will take about 15-20 minutes to treat both feet (1-3 minutes per nail). The laser

is held over the infected nail for up to 40 seconds. It heats to 45C, so the patient will feel their nail warming, but no pain. To treat fungal nail infections, up to three sessions might be necessary, with a six to eight week interval. Tests have shown that 80 of patients are cured after three sessions. ■

Location Tiia Ilusalong Estonia pst. 1/3, Tallinn B2.

Eat Right Prepping for the polish.

Cherie Ilusalong's historic Old Town location

The polish goes on.

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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Occupation Museum (Okupatsioonimuuseum)

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■ Museums Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseum)

Photo Museum (Raevangla fotomuuseum)

Lai 17, Tallinn Old Town, 1G. www.etdm.ee. We-Su 11 - 18

Raekoja 4, Tallinn Old Town, H2. (Located behind Tallinn’s Old Town Square) www.linnamuuseum.ee/fotomuuseum 1.03-31.10 Th-Tu 10.30-18, 1.11-29.02 Th-Tu 10-17.30

Estonian History Museum Great Guild Hall (Eesti Ajaloomuuseum)

Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum)

Pikk 17, Tallinn Old Town, G1 www.ajaloomuuseum.ee 01.09 - 30.04 Th-Tu 10–18

Vene 17, Tallinn Old Town, G3 www.linnamuuseum.ee We – Mo 10.30–17.30

Estonian History Museum Maarjamäe Palace

Viru Hotel and KGB Museum (Hotell Viru ja KGB muuseum)

Maarjamäe Castle, Pirita tee 56, Tallinn, A5 www.ajaloomuuseum.ee We-Su 10–17

Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2 http://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/hotels/tallinn/basic-information/hotel-viru-and-kgb-museum/ Please contact the hotel to make a booking. Tours available in English, Finnish, and Russian.

Estonian Maritime Museum (Eesti Meremuuseum) Pikk 70, Tallinn Old Town, D3 www.meremuuseum.ee. 01.10-30.04 Tu-Su 10–18

Estonian Museum of Natural History (Eesti Loodusmuuseum) Lai 29a, Tallinn Old Town, F2 www.loodusmuuseum.ee. We-Su 10–17

Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. www.evm.ee 23.04-28.09 Mo-Su 10-20, 29.09-22.04 Mo-Su 10-17

Estonian Theatre and Music Museum (Eesti Teatri- ja muusikamuuseum) Müürivahe 12, Tallinn Old Town, I2 www.tmm.ee. We-Sa 10-18

Kiek in de Kök & Bastion Passages

■ Art Museums & Galleries Adamson-Eric Museum (Adamson-Ericu muuseum) Lühike jalg 3, Tallinn Old Town, I1 www.adamson-eric.ee We-Su 11–18

Kadrioru Art Museum (Kadrioru kunstimuuseum) Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn, A4. www.kadriorumuuseum.ee Jan–Apr: We 10–20, Th–Su 10–17 May–June : Th 10–17, We 10–20, Th–Su 10–17

Mikkeli Museum (Mikkeli muuseum) Weizenbergi 28, Tallinn, B4. www.mikkelimuuseum.ee Jan–June: We 10–20, Th-Su 10–17 July–Dec: Tu, Th-Su 10–17, We 10–20

Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn Old Town, J1 www.linnamuuseum.ee/kok/ 1.03-31.10 Tu-Su 10.30-18 1.11-29.02 Tu-Su 10-17.30

Miia-Milla-Manda Museum (Muuseum Miia-Milla-Manda) L. Koidula 21C, Tallinn B4 www.linnamuuseum.ee/miiamillamanda. Tu-Su 12-18

Art Scene A series of exciting new exhibits are gracing the halls of

Dominican Monastery Museum (Dominikaanlaste Kloostri museum) Vene 16, Tallinn Old Town, G3 www.kloostri.ee. 1.06-30.09 Mon-Sun 11-17 Winter by appointment only.

Museum of Estonian Architecture (Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum. Rotermanni soolaladu) Ahtri 2, Tallinn, A2. www.arhitektuurimuuseum.ee We 12–18, Th 12-20, Fr-Su 11-18

Museum of Puppet Arts NUKU (Nukumuuseum NUKU) Lai 1, Tallinn Old Town, G1. www.nuku.ee. Tu-Su 10-19

Tallinn’s many art museums this spring and summer.

Kumu Art Museum (Kumu kunstimuuseum) Weizenbergi 34/Valge 1, Tallinn, B5 www.kumu.ee Oct–Apr: We 11–20, Th–Su 11–18 May–Sept: Tu 11–18, We 11–20, Th–Su 11–18

Niguliste Museum (Niguliste muuseum) Niguliste 3, Tallinn Old Town, I1 www.nigulistemuuseum.ee. We-Su 10–17 Ticket office closes 16.30

Tallinn City Museum branch museums: includes the following

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Maydell’s intimate and delicate works are more than meets the eye.

Colours of the golden age: classical estonian painting from the collection of Enn Kunila

Enchanted by the north: estonian artists in nordic countries

MIKKELI MUSEUM, 20 March-7 September 2014 Enn Kunila, one of the most prominent art collectors in Estonia, is displaying around 50 works from his collection at the Mikkeli Museum. Around 50 lesser-known but equally impressive paintings from Estonian artists like Konrad Mägi, Nikolai Triik, Ants Laikmaa, Paul Raud, and Ado Vabbe take the spotlight at the museum. Many of these artists were pioneers in the early years of the Estonian art scene in the 1900s and 1910s. The exhibit offers an opportunity to become better acquainted with artists both familiar and lesser known of the Golden Age of Estonian art, ca. 1910-1945.

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KADRIORG ART MUSEUM, 28 March-7 September 2014 The exhibit Eveline von Maydell: A World in Black and White focuses on a dazzling array of scissorcut silhouettes depicting portraits of a bygone era. Eveline von Maydell truly was a world citizen, born in Iran but spending summers in Estonia, and living in the United States, Poland, Germany, and Portugal, among other places. The upper classes and high society dominate in the works of Maydell, whose intricate silhouettes gained special popularity in the United States, where she became close friends with the Roosevelt and Coolidge administrations.

ADAMSON-ERIC MUSEUM, 11 April-17 August 2014. The culture and nature of the Nordic countries deeply influenced Estonian artists in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The latest exhibition at the Adamson-Eric Art Museum showcases the range of creative impulses Estonian artists gained while studying, travelling, and painting in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The mystical northern light of Scandinavian summers was particularly evocative for Estonian artists. Stop by the Adamson-Eric Museum this summer by 17 August to see if the North will enchant you as well. ■

Insight into the life in Estonia during three occupations (1940-1991)

Temporary exhibitions

The National Commitee of the Republic of Estonia 70 MUSEUM OF OCCUPATIONS Toompea 8, Tallinn Open Tue-Sun 11.00 - 18.00 Phone: +372 668 0250 muuseum@okupatsioon.ee www.okupatsioon.ee


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PUBLIC TRANSPORT Tallinn’s public transport system consists of trams, buses, and trolleys. All three use the same ticketing system. In 2013, a smartcard ticketing system was introduced. If you plan on using public transport more than three times, this is your best option. Smartcards can be purchased and topped up at R-Kiosks and are transferrable. The Tallinn Card also allows you to use public transport for free. Both cards must be validated by touching them to the orange card reader. Detailed route plans are displayed at all the stops, or plan you journey ahead of time on-line at: http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee

KOPLI

1, 2 9 Kopli Sepa Marati

Maleva Maleva

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Kaubamaja – Mustamäe Kaubamaja – Mustamäe Balti jaam – Keskuse Balti jaam – Mustamäe Kaubamaja – Väike-Õismäe Balti jaam – Väike- Õismäe

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■ single ticket €1.60 ■ student ticket €0.80 Try to have exact change for the driver. Cards are not accepted. The ticket is valid for one journey only on that specific vehicle. Discounts are only available to ISIC cardholders.

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E-tickets 1 hour ticket 1 day (24h) 3 days (72h) 5 days (120h) 30 days

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Where to buy

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The Smartcard or Ühiskaart can be topped up with money or e-tickets and can be purchased from any of the sales points listed at www.pilet. ee. A €2 deposit is needed to purchase the Smartcard. If you are using pay-as-you-go credit, your Smartcard automatically calculates the cheapest fare for you within a 24-hour time period. You must validate your card at the beginning of each journey.

from the driver from kiosks from post offices online www.pilet.ee (Top up your smartcard with MasterCard or Visa)

Free

JÄRVE

■ preschool children ■ adult travelling with children 3 years and under ■ holders of a validated Tallinn Card

TALLINN CITY TOUR Take a tour of Tallinn on the red double-decker bus. Simultaneous translation in 10 different languages. Hop On Hop Off - bus tickets valid for 24h on three different lines.

PIRITA

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www.pilet.ee, info@pilet.ee

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Red Line - City Centre Green Line - Pirita Blue Line - Rocca al Mare Tour routes last approximately one hour. All services begin at Viru Square. Tickets 16€ (1.05.2014) www.citytour.ee

Accepted in nearly 100 locations, the Tallinn Card gives you free entrance and discounts.

Tallinn Card is available at: Tallinn Tourist Information Kiosks, Kullassepa 4/ Niguliste 2, from A and D terminals at the Port of Tallinn, as well as in many Tallinn hotels. www.tallinncard.ee.

■ Useful Phrases please..................................................... palun thank you ............................................. aitäh, tänan excuse me ............................................ vabandage hello........................................................ tere, tervist good morning .................................... tere hommikust good day............................................... tere päevast good evening ..................................... tere õhtust good night ........................................... head ööd goodbye ............................................... nägemist, head aega all the best............................................ kõike head, kõike paremat have a good trip................................. head reisi bon appetite ....................................... jätku leiba, head isu cheers, to your health ...................... terviseks

How much does this cost? ............. kui palju see maksab? Do you have…?.................................. kas teil on? on teil? where is… ............................................ kus on… What is this?......................................... mis see on? What does this mean? ..................... mida see tähendab? How are you? (formal)...................... kuidas elate? How are you? (informal) .................. kuidas läheb? not bad .................................................. pole viga! nice to see you/to meet you.......... rõõm teid näha, meeldiv kohtuda it was nice meeting you .................. oli meeldiv tutvuda What time is it? ................................... palju kell on? I do not speak Estonian, Russian .. mina ei oska eesti (vene) keelt Do you speak English? ..................... kas te räägite inglise keelt? /Swedish/Finnish/German? ........... /rootsi/soome/saksa keelt?


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■ Getting to and from Tallinn

www.visitestonia.com Tartu

■ By bus:

■ Phone calls

Tallinn Central Bus Station (Tallinna Autobussijaam) Lastekodu 46, Tallinn www.tpilet.ee, www.peatus.ee Ecolines – www.ecolines.ee Hansabuss Business Line – www.businessline.ee Lux Express – www.luxexpress.eu Temptrans – www.temptrans.ee

There are no city codes in Estonia. Local calls can be made simply by entering the number as is. Mobile phone numbers start with 5. Estonia’s country code is +372. Dail 00, then the country code, and then the phone number to make a call overseas.

■ Free WiFi Ye s , t h a t ’s right, the rumours are true! Almost everywhere you go in Estonia, you will find free WiFi access for your mobile devices. Look for the orange and black WiFi sign, or visit www. wifi.ee for a listing of all Internet hotspots.

■ Emergency Phone Numbers: POLICE 110 EMERGENCY 112 AUTOMOBILE 1888 (24 h) ■ Taxis

From the bus station to the city: ■ tram no. 2 ■ bus no. 17, no. 23

Driving in Estonia No international driver’s licence is required to drive in Estonia, but the following rules apply to all drivers: ■ Blood alcohol level must be zero. ■ Estonia has no motorways per say. Please mind intersections and cyclists. ■ The speed limit is most often 50km/h in towns, but can vary between 30-70km/h depending on the area. Speed limits will be posted. Outside of cities and towns the speed limit is 90km/h and 110km/h on dual carriageways. ■ All cars must carry a warning triangle, wheel chocks, a first aid kit, and fire extinguisher. Drivers must wear fluorescent vests when stopped at night. ■ In case of collision, please call the police. Insurance documents and driver information should be exchanged. ■ Please pay parking and speed fines to avoid penalty.

■ By sea: TO/FROM HELSINKI Eckerö Line - www.eckeroline.ee Tallink - www.tallinksilja.com Viking Line - www.vikingline.ee Linda Line Express www.lindaline.ee TO/FROM STOCKHOLM Tallink - www.tallinksilja.com TO/FROM ST. PETERSBURG St. Peter Line www.stpeterline.com From the Port of Tallinn to the city/airport: bus no. 2

Car Hire You don’t need to hire a car to get around the city of Tallinn, but a car is a great way to see the countryside and explore small towns. If you are arriving by plane, your most convenient option is to use one of the many rental companies at the Tallinn Airport: ■ Budget – www.budget.ee ■ Europcar – www.europcar.ee ■ Hertz – www.hertz.ee ■ National – www.europcar.ee ■ Sixt Rent A Car – www.sixt.com

There are many other companies to use in Tallinn, some which have a car drop-off and pick-up option to your hotel or holiday apartment. For more information on driving in Estonia visit www.mnt.ee. ■ ■ ■ ■

Easy Car Rent – www.easycarrent.ee Hansarent – www.hansarent.ee Sir Autorent – www.sirrent.ee Yes Rent – www.yesrent.ee

■ By train: Train Station (Baltijaam) Toompuistee 37, Tallinn www.edel.ee www.gorail.ee From the train station to the city: tram no. 1, no. 2, or ten minutes on foot to the Old Town

Parking Tallinn’s taxi rates can vary drastically, so to avoid being ripped off remember to check the rates displayed on the window before getting in. For a full listing of taxi rates visit: www.taksod.ee The Tallinn Airport has an agreement with the following taxi companies: Tallinna Takso, Tulika Takso, and Tallink Takso. A journey from the airport to the city centre should cost between 7-10€, or slightly more in heavy traffic.

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Parking in Tallinn can be confusing. There are public paid areas as well as private parking lots. The first 15 minutes of parking is free , if the driver is using a parking clock or written notice stating the start time – placed visibly on the windscreen of the vehicle. This does not apply to privately owned off-street car parks.

DOWNTOWN / SÜDALINN: 0,58 / 15 minutes Paid parking: Mon - Fri 07:00 to 19:00; Sat 08:00 to 15:00 Parking is Free on Sundays and on public holidays ■ Bt air: i

OLD TOWN / VANALINN: 1,15 / 15 minutes Paid parking around the clock Parking for motorcycles (two-wheeled vehicles) is free of charge in the public paid-parking areas of Tallinn.

CITY CENTRE / KESKLINN: 0,26 / 15 minutes Paid parking: Mon - Fri 07:00 to 19:00; Sat 08:00 to 15:00 Parking is Free on Sundays and on public holidays

For more information: http://www.tallinn.ee/eng/Parkingin-Tallinn

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (Lennujaam) Tartu mnt 101, Tallinn www.tallinn-airport.ee/eng From the airport to the city: bus no. 2, no. 90K FAST CLASS By Copterline – www.copterline.ee Travel between Tallinn and Helsinki city centres by helicopter.


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The Baltic Guide ENG May 2014  

The Baltic Guide in English is a tourist newspaper for visitors to Estonia. The newspaper's broad content covers everything from cultural e...

The Baltic Guide ENG May 2014  

The Baltic Guide in English is a tourist newspaper for visitors to Estonia. The newspaper's broad content covers everything from cultural e...

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