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July Highlights

restaurants 01 AMERICAN CARS AND ROCK

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The largest car event in the Baltics comes to Haapsalu July 10-12. The American Beauty Car Show brings beautiful cars and popular music to this seaside town. Bands like The Darkness, Metsatöll and ex-Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider will take to the stage in the courtyard of the Episcopal Castle.

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7 Nightlife 8 Shopping 10 Beauty 12-13 Summer Event Guide 14 Day Trip: Paldiski & Pakri Cape 16-17 Sightseeing 19 getting around 20 transport 21-22 Maps and Information 23 Tallinn Zoo

In the heart of the Bay of Riga, the annual Kihnu Sea Party will take place on Kihnu Island from July 10-12. Among the dancers and party people will be Ivo Linna, Svjata Vatra, and Kihnu Poisid. You can get to Kihnu via the Munalaiu Port.

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Handicraft masters will showcase their talents on the streets of the Old Town from July 9-12. The programme of the annual Medieval Days includes open air concerts, workshops, dance performances, and a classic market in Tallinn’s Town Hall Square.

The headlining performers for the Saaremaa Opera Days festival will be Teatro di Milano, so one can expect Italian classics like Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly. The Saaremaa Opera Days take place in the courtyard of the Kuressaare Episcopal Castle.

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Arizona, Beerhouse, Clazz, Molly Malones, O 'Malleys, Odessa Restaurant, Seitse Merd 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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A Gastronomic Day Trip A glimpse at Estonia’s 50 best restaurants outside of Tallinn.

Roseni 9, Tallinn A2 ÖKU is entering a competitive market. What it can do, which other cafes and restaurants cannot, is move on the spur-of-themoment. Yes, it’s a food truck - but we’re not talking about a roadside burger van here, rather, a supplier of the most delicious soul food in Tallinn. ÖKU offers wraps, soups and sandwiches to leave you feeling full but also healthy. You can wash the goodness down with a fresh juice or a fruit smoothie, and, should you have space, there are home-made brownies to fill that snack gap. The ÖKU bandwagon moves around Tallinn depending on the event and demand, but recently it has been based on Roseni Street in Tallinn’s Rotermann business quarter, and at Telliskivi food fair.

■ Põhjaka

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Mäeküla, Paide Parish, Järva County

This year’s list for top restaurants saw many new places added. In Tallinn, for example, the fine dining restaurant Konrad, casual Kaks Kokka, funky Manna La Roosa, and the popular Rataskaevu 16 were added to the list, among others. The beach side town of Pärnu also had quite a few restaurants make the list, like Piparmünt, Kalamajaka Kohvik, and Raimond. Needless to say, there are many great places to visit. Read on as we take you further afield. A great thing about Estonia being small is that it’s easy to go for a day trip or drive outside of the city for a great meal. While the cities receive visitors regardless, the great restaurants in between can sometimes be overlooked. Here’s a look at some of the 50 best restaurants worth a little detour.

■ Ööbiku Gastronoomiatalu

Three chefs moved to the country and fixed up an abandoned manor house from 1820. The result: a great culinary project, where nothing but local ingredients are used, much of which is sourced from their gardens. The menu changes daily, based on seasonality.

Ööbiku Gastronoomiatalu

■ Tammuri Talu

■ Ruhe

Mäha Village, Otepää Parish, Valga County

Sadama tee 10, Neeme Village, Jõelähtme Parish, Harju County

Tammuri Talu, located in southern Estonia, has a similar farmhouse restaurant concept, but the menu has a little bit more of a European and international influence. Set in a farmhouse built in the mid 19th century, Eriki Saare manages it himself. There is no set menu. Should you need to, you can also stay overnight as well in the guesthouse.

This seaside fish restaurant is but a 30-minute drive from Tallinn and boasts a beautiful terrace. In summer, the restaurant is open daily from 13.00-22.00. The menu consists of fish and seafood dishes, prepared with local and European ingredients. Flavours are fresh and simple. It’s certainly worth the drive for a lovely meal out of town on a sunny day or warm evening.

Kuimetsa Village, Kaiu Parish, Rapla County

■ OKO Sadama tee 1, Kaberneeme Port, Harju County

OKO, located only a 30-minute drive from Tallinn is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon by the sea. This seaside restaurant has made it onto the list every year since opening two years ago. The playful seasonal menu focuses on local ingredients, with a selection of fresh fish and meat. In summer, they fire up the grill. Overnight accommodation is also available.

Burger Box Kopli 4, Tallinn A1 Gourmet burger establishments have been opening up all over Tallinn, but what Burger Box does is take the souped-up hamburger, and put real love into the cooking and preparation process. It’s not just hamburgers, either. They have such hits as the Chinese Spicy Pork Burger, a favourite of many diners, who can either take the burgers out, eat them in the cafe, or have their orders sent through the hole in the wall to the neighbouring Speakeasy. You won’t regret your stroll alongside the railway station, but for the full experience, try the Tour d’Öö Põhjala craft beer alongside a cheese and bacon burger, with chilli fries.

■ Aleksander Pädaste Manor, Muhu Island

Aleksander

A true farmhouse restaurant, located about an hour’s drive from Tallinn, where chef Ants Uustalu prepares a five-course meal using local ingredients. Guests call in advance for either dinner (Wednesday to Saturday at 19.00) or a late Sunday lunch at 15.00. The cost for a meal is 42, excluding wines, which Uustalu has available for purchase by the glass.

Aleksander, voted the best restaurant in Estonia from 2010-13 is a true gastronomic destination. The nine-course degustation menu is a sight to behold. Plates are beautifully designed with interesting flavour combinations featuring the best of the Nordic Islands’ cuisine. There is also a smaller seven or five course degustation. Overnight accommodation is available. ■

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Outdoor Dining at Leib and Umami If you haven’t had a chance to visit Leib Resto & Aed (Uus 31, Tallinn Old Town) or their other restaurant Umami (Kadaka tee 141, Tallinn), located slightly outside of the city centre in Õismäe, both of their summer gardens are the perfect place to sit and enjoy a great meal with a fabulous wine selection. The beautiful yard and design of Umami is worth the trip itself to the restaurant. The house is designed in a 1930s villa style, furnished with retro Scandinavian furniture. Leib, on the other hand, offers a fabulous dining experience in a secluded courtyard in Tallinn’s Old Town.


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Red Emperor

ONLY IN SUMMER

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ith this being summer, and summer being the month of unexpected occurrences, I thought it was about time I wrote about those things that can only happen in summer. Those strange things that happen because of the warmth of the sun, the nip of a drink you’ve not had before, and possibly won’t ever again, or that sense of deja vu that comes from thinking that a bout of heatstroke is actually a revelation of something amazing.

Põhjala Speakeasy

Red Emperor

Kopli 4a, Tallinn A1

Aia 10, Tallinn Old Town G3

After waiting an hour and a half in another bar for someone who never arrived, I decided to hit the road and try another place. This place is called Põhjala Speakeasy, even though it’s actually completely legal. It retains the feel of a spurof-the-moment box-bar, although actually it’s the hub and de facto tap room of a brewery that seeks to take over Estonia with the power of great-tasting, strong, beer. What’s great about this bar? What’s great is the people in there, who make it amazing. Põhjala has a tight-knit community that follow its fortunes, checking out the new beers that come out of its Nõmme factory, all with a differing aura and strength. You need to try Uus Maailm, which is my personal favourite, but everyone has their own, and some people will go for the full-bore 10-plus variants they occasionally make.  For a British or American beerdrinker, Estonian craft beers like Põhjala might be a little disconcerting at first, coming in as they do at a higher alcohol volume than the vast majority of even local beers in your home country. But it requires a different discipline to drink - not necessarily a bad thing, but an adjustment. Take the bottle, and sip the beer. This is not glugging or downing beer - but then no one comes to Estonia expecting Miller Lite. Out the back of this compact hiding-place near the railway station is a beer garden where your adventures in craft beer can continue in the great wide open, with a campfire blazing next to you in full Jaanipäev style.

Red Emperor comes from a different place in a different kind of heart to Põhjala Speakeasy, but it’s no less interesting, having been born from an Australian’s wish to found a hostel with a different kind of ambiance, a place to stay where the nightlife comes to the hostel, rather than the hostel having to go to the nightlife. It’s been pretty successful in its three years of existence in that respect - it’s not the home of fine dining, or of tasteful decor, but what you will find is a place to play. If you think that sounds a bit childish, you’d be wrong; this is the home of life-size, extreme Jenga, and some hotly-contested pool tables. If you want to kick back, they’ve got enough drinks to make your life fun - try the Skittles-flavoured vodka for that sugar-and-alcohol kick you didn’t think would be possible after you graduated from high school.  NoKu

The staff are bubbly and have a great sense of humour, as long as you do, and as long as you behave yourself. You’ll have to be alive in order to actually find the bar, as it’s up some stairs in the back of the building housing the Bern Hotel in Aia Street. If you can find it, you won’t regret your map-reading skills - it’s the place where great things happen, if you enter with an open-minded attitude.

Bars & Pubs

Gay

Clayhills

G-punkt

Pikk 13, Tallinn Old Town H1.

Pärnu mnt 23, Tallinn

Drink Baar

X-baar

Väike-Karja 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Tatari 1, Tallinn B2.

Hell Hunt Pikk 39, Tallinn Old Town G2.

Karaoke

Mad Murphy’s

Gelsomino Karaoke

Mündi 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Lai 2, Tallinn Old Town G1.

Nimeta Baar

Koskenkorva Karaoke Bar

Suur-Karja 4, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Roseni 13, Tallinn A2.

Protest

Laif Restoran & Karaoke Club

Mere pst 6a, Tallinn A2.

Lai 5, Tallinn Old Town G1

Põrgu

Nightclubs

Rüütli 4, Tallinn Old Town I1.

Butterfly Lounge

The Highlander

Vana-Viru 13 / Aia 4, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Kuninga 1, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Café Amigo

Cigar Lounges

Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

Chicago 1933

Club Baila

Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Sauna 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

La Casa del Habano

Club Hollywood

Dunkri 2, Tallinn Old Town H1.

Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Sigari Maja

Club Privé Harju 6, Tallinn Old Town I1.

Raekoja plats 16, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Club Studio

Estonian

Sauna 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Karja Kelder

Loung Club Violet

Väike-Karja 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Roseni 9, Tallinn A2.

Kochi Ait Tavern

Teater

Lootsi 10, Tallinn A3.

Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Kolmas Draakon

Vabank

Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Harju 13, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Seiklusjutte Maalt ja Merelt

Venus

Tartu mnt 44, Tallinn B3.

Vana-Viru 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Valli Baar

Late Night Dining

Müürivahe 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Istanbul Kebab

NoKu

Live Music

Pikk 5, Tallinn Old Town G2

Café Amigo

Loca

”Noku” means something rude in the Estonian dictionary, but that’s part of this great all-day and allnight lounge’s glorious history. In Soviet times, it was set up, reputedly, as a reaction to a disagreement with the management of the KuKu Klubi (the original Arts and Culture club in Tallinn). Those artists who considered themselves more avant-garde moved on to NoKu, a ten-minute walk and half a world away from

Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

Tatari 1, Tallinn B2.

Chicago 1933

Söögiplats

Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Tatari 1, Tallinn B2.

Clazz

Taco Express

Vana turg 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Suur-Karja 18, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Estonia pst 7, Tallinn B2.

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

Rock Café Tartu mnt 80D, Tallinn C4.

Tapper Pärnu mnt 158g, Tallinn

the establishment of KuKu. It’s testament to the excellence of both clubs that they are still open, and still going strong, today. Many a great night out has ended in NoKu because of its long hours, and a chilled atmosphere that really can’t be beaten by any modern equivalent. You can find NoKu by looking for the red and blue door on Pikk Street, close to Pikk Jälg, then either waiting until a member comes out for a smoke (don’t worry, they’re all really friendly), or learning the door combination from someone who’s been around for a while (it’s nice and easy to remember). Head up the stairs, past the posters displaying every kind of arts event (which you real-

ly should take note of, for yet another unexpected night out), and you will see a wood-panelled room that has not changed much from its original plan. The decor has remained frozen in time, but so too has the menu, thankfully - it’s incredibly good. For a great lining to a stomach before or after you head on a wider recce of Tallinn’s nightlife, opt for the epic meatballs in creamy white sauce, with lovely juicy slabs of beetroot. ■

✎ Stuart Garlick is a journalist and English language teacher based in Tallinn. Since 2012, his blog, Charm Offensive, has covered food, music and fashion in Estonia.


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■ 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 5. B2. Almost opposite the Viru Shopping Centre, Foorum houses a promenade of stylish boutiques. Postimaja Shopping Centre, Narva mnt 1. B2. The newest shopping centre in Tallinn houses an H&M. Rotermanni keskus, Rotermanni 8. B2. This modern shopping centre in the Rotermanni district houses gourmet food shops, a Scandinavian furniture store, and many international clothing brands.

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 two-level 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 shoe stores.

Solaris, Estonia pst 9. B2. One of Tallinn’s newer shopping centres that houses a cinema, numerous restaurants, as well as a top-end supermarket. Viru Keskus, Viru Väljak 4. B2. This modern shopping centre houses top name designer stores, great cafés and restaurants, as well as a large bookstore.

■ A bit further out Järve Keskus, Pärnu mnt 238. Buses 5, 18, 32, 36, 57. This shopping centre has quite a few furniture shops, as well as a store for everything you might need for your sauna.

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.

Shopping Spotlight: Viru Keskus TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

If you head to Viru Keskus, you’ll find a treasure-trove of shopping. Think Tallinn is the kind of place where you can’t find what you want? Think again! In Viru Keskus you’ll find all the leading brands you’d expect in any major European capital. If you don’t see what we mean, let us take you on a journey through a department store that has just been revamped to fit the demands of you, the visiting public. So many fashion stores have opened up, you’ll be able to shop’til-you-drop, almost without leaving the Viru Hotel, the classic hotel that adjoins the shopping centre. If you like your shirts white and your jeans tight, head to Armani Jeans, Calvin Klein Jeans, Guess or Diesel, all enjoying great summer trade, and all with the most stylish things you can find this side of the catwalk.

Hungry? There are many great cafés in Viru Keskus.

If your tastes are a little more economical, Viru Keskus boasts a huge Zara store that offers the mix we’ve all come to love of designerlook clothes at a fraction of the price. Mango and Lacoste take care of your casual wardrobe, and then if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, you should

■ Food Markets Baltijaam (Train Station) – Kopli 1. A1. Keskturg (Central Market) – Keldrimäe 9. B3. Kristiine Keskus, Endla 45. Free bus from the port. A modern mall just outside of the city centre. Mustikas keskus, A.H.Tammsaare tee 116. Trolleys 1, 2 and 3. A shopping centre in the west end of the city.

Kalaturg (Fish Market) – Kalaranna 1. A2. Lasnamäe Market – Punane 48a. Mustamäe Market – E. Vilde tee 75a.

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Nõmme Market – Turu plats 8. Sadama Turg – Sadama 25. A2.

really take a look at a mainstay of Viru Keskus, but retooled for 2015, Kaubamaja. It’s the home of great local and international brands, and whether you’re clothes-shopping or in need of a distinctive gift, maybe from the homeware or kitchenware departments, to take home, you’ll find it there. Should you be in need of some brain-food after this shoppingfest, upstairs on the third floor you will find the new-look, muchimproved Rahva Raamat chock full of the latest summer beach reading in English, Estonian and Russian, plus cool toys to keep the little ones occupied. Or head to the ice-cream parlour La Muu, adjoining Rahva Raamat, to sample the best ice cream in the world. Whatever you want, the new, improved Viru Keskus has got it! ■

In Viru Keskus you’ll find all the leading brands you’d expect in any major European capital.

Shopping Centre Viru Keskus Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2


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An Estonian village in the capital of Estonia New sites! Seto farm and Russian house from lake Peipus. Handicraft and cooking days, concerts every Sunday! Seto Midsummer Eve and Ivan Kupala Day on July 7 Dance performances, blacksmith, weaver, etc at farms every weekend Delicious food at Kolu Inn, stylish goods at village shop Open daily at 10-20. Buses: 21 and 21B from the Balti jaam train station. City Tour Blue Line from Viru Square. VabaĂľhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. Ph. +372 654 9100, www.evm.ee.

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■ Dinner in the Sky is Back!

■ Estonian Cooking Classes at Toiduakadeemia

Enjoy a gourmet meal with the best view of Tallinn. From July 29 to August 2 at the Old City Port (Admiraaliteedi bassein) take part in a unique gastronomic experience 50 metres above ground! Choose between breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner in the sky.

Every Tuesday in July you can take part in a cooking class at Toiduakadeemia. The theme is “A Brief insight into the Estonian Kitchen”. Classes are hands-on and participants will receive recipes to take home. Classes are €49 per person and are guided by specialists in their field. What better souvenir than bringing a taste of Estonia back with you. The Food Academy (Toiduakadeemia, Lootsi 8, Tallinn) is the largest and most experienced cooking course provider in Estonia. They are located in the heart of Tallinn, right next to the ferry port.

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The Ultimate Pedicure A solution for problematic feet. TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

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Tips for good looking feet

■ Tiia Ilusalong Estonia pst 1/3, Tallinn Located on the third floor of the MELON Shopping Centre. ■ NailSpa Narva mnt 9, Tallinn ■ i3 Viru Ilusalong (Pedicure for problematic feet) Sokos Hotel Viru 3rd floor (entrance through the hotel) Viru väljak 4 Tallinn B2

While the medical pedicure can fix many problems, taking preventative measures to take care of your feet can help you in the long run. Here are a few tips: ■ Always remember to dry between your toes. ■ Cut your nails properly by trimming them straight across. ■ Keep your feet moisturised. ■ Always wear sandals at public pools.

Many of us are embarrassed by our feet – ingrown nails, corns, and nail fungus can be not only humiliating, but painful too. And there is no reason you should be suffering. The classic pedicure may look good, but it only covers up the problem. There are tons of places you can go for a pedicure. They vary in quality and price, so how do you know how to choose? First, choose the type of pedicure you need and if you have some of the foot problems mentioned above, a medical pedicure is the best choice. A medical pedicure fixes the problem; it doesn’t just cover it up. A medical pedicure focuses on foot hygiene and aesthetic care. Unlike in nail salons, foot care specialists assess the foot then recommend a treatment using advanced equipment. For anyone who is self-conscious about their feet, a medical pedicure is a worthwhile investment. In the UK, a similar treatment could cost you around

80, in Tallinn however, prices start around 30, and the quality of care is no less professional than in the UK. Nail drills, scalpels, lasers and other such instruments are the tools used in a medical pedicure. Yes, this may sound worse that a trip to the dentist, but the results are worth it. Take, for example, common problems like ingrown toenails.

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These can be cut out so that the nail can grow back properly. A laser can treat nail fungus. It’s a safe and effective way to treat this common problem. Corns can be treated by applying a skin softener, though in more extreme cases may need to be removed. Medical pedicures also treat athlete’s foot, calluses, dry, cracked heels, and nail discolouration.

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Leigo Lake Music Festival

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What’s On This Summer in Estonia The white nights of summer mean that there is no shortage of things to do all over Estonia. Check out our summer event calendar to see what’s on this summer from June to August. CULTURAL EVENTS ■ 9-12 July – XVI Medieval Days, Tallinn ■ 17-19 July – Tallinn Maritime Days 2015 ■ 10-12 July – Kihnu Sea Party, Kihnu Island ■ 22 July – Saaremaa Opera Days, Kuressaare ■ 27 July – 21 August - Pärnu Bluusipäevad (Blues Festival), Pärnu ■ 31 July – 1 August - Bluesfest ”Augustibluus”, Haapsalu ■ 31 July – 1 August - Leigo Lake Music Festival, Lutike Village, Leigo Farm ■ 1 August – Seto Kingdom Day, Obinitsa Village, Meremäe County ■ 3-8 August – Tartu Love Film Festival TARTUFF, Tartu

■ 7-9 August – Historical Festival ”Narva Battle”, Narva ■ 7-8 August – Kuressaare Maritime Festival, Saaremaa ■ 28-30 August – White Lady Festival, Haapsalu

■ 16-18 July – Mustjala Festival, Mustjala ■ 23-26 July – XXIII Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Viljandi ■ 6-16 August – Birgitta Festival, Pirita

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■ 1-4 July – Õllesummer, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds ■ 1-5 July – 19th Haapsalu Early Music Festival, Haapsalu ■ 2-7 July - Juu Jääb Festival, Muhu Island ■ 3-4 July – Hard Rock Laager 2015, Vana Vigala ■ 4 July – Schilling Festival of Beautiful Music, Kilingi-Nõmme ■ 16-19 July – Festival Hiiu Folk, Kassari Village, Hiiumaa ■ 17-23 June – Suure-Jaani Music Festival, Suure-Jaani

■ 31-2 August – Kärdla Café Days, Kärdla, Hiiumaa ■ 8 August – 9th Kalevipoeg Fish & Water Festival, Tiheda Village, Kasepää ■ 15 August – Seto Food Day, Setomaa ■ 20 August – Pickle festival, Tahkuranna Village ■ 22-23 August – Lüübnitsa Onion & Fish Fair, Lüübnitsa Village ■ 29-30 August – Summer Into the Jar Harvest Festival, Narva

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SPORTS EVENTS

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■ 18-19 July – Yoga Festival, Haapsalu ■ 31 July – 2 August – TriSmile Otepää Triathlon 2015, Pühajärve, Otepää ■ 15 August – Night Run Estonia, Rakvere ■ 23 August – SEB Tartu Inline skating, 42/21 km, Tartu

■ 10-12 July – American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu ■ 17-19 July – International Bike Fest “NARVA BIKE“, Narva ■ 17-19 July – auto24 Rally Estonia, Otepää ■ 1-2 August – Kiviõli Motocross Festival, Kiviõli

■ 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 one of 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.

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A Sea of Thousand Looks 8th Annual Tallinn Maritime Days, 17-19 July TEXT MIKKO SAVIKKO, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Juhan Saar: The sea, my friend with a thousand faces The sea, my fierce enemy The sea, my sea with a thousand faces You are my love

The Tallinn Maritime Days (Tallinna Merepäevad) are organised every year at Tallinn’s three ports. It has grown into one of the country’s biggest family events. This year’s festival name, A Sea of Thousand Looks, comes from Juhan Saar’s poem, The Sea, My Friend with a Thousand Faces. Marten Kuningas has written music for the poem and the song can be found on YouTube. The city’s harbours – the Old City Harbour (the one where the ships come in), the Seaplane Harbour, and Port Noblessner will all participate in the three-day event with different programmes. Trips with small sailboats will be organised from the Old City Harbour and the Seaplane Harbour. Over 15,000 passengers participated last year. The festival starts in Pirita with the Grand Maritime Parade that heads towards the Seaplane Harbour. Afterwards, an opera gala will take place aboard the cruise ships. Well-known singers Jassi Zakharov, Maria Listra and Oliver Kuusik will perform as soloists with the ÜENSO Youth Symphony Orchestra. Later, during the festival, you will also hear traditional music. Port Noblessner contributes to the festival’s theatre repertoire. Five different performances will take place. Visitors can also go sailing or try their hand at dragon boating from there.

All-Night Beach Party

The main attraction at the Seaplane Harbour is the night song festival on the Saturday night, where in addition to many other favourite artists, Maarja-Liis Ilus and Uku Suviste will perform. There is a play area for children at the Seaplane Harbour, as well as at the Old City Harbour. Guests will also arrive by boat. The large sailing ship Gerda will arrive from Finland, as well as the Linden schooner from Åland. Aboard those boats, as well as others, you can familiarise yourself with the ports. The Muhu Strait Regatta starts on July 19 at the Seaplane Harbour. It opens on Saturday. The Tallinn International Race (mm. 49er and 29er) will take place at the same time. And the Maritime Days don’t only take place on land and at sea. You can take a helicopter ride over the city too or enjoy a hot air balloon ride with Balloon Tallinn. ■

Location 17-19 July Tallinn Maritime Days

The Weekend Festival Baltic brings top bands and thousands of visitors to Pärnu’s beaches. TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTO GEOFFREY HUBBEL / WWW.GEOFFREYHUBBEL.COM

The popular Finnish electronic music festival, Weekend Festival takes place for the first time in Estonia from August 6-8. “Festivals like the Weekend Festival are very popular in the Baltics right now”, says Sami Vepsäläinen about the Festival’s new location. The Festival expects visitors from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. The event brings top DJs from around the world to Estonia. Dance on the beach to the hits of David Guetta. Other headliners include Armin van Buuren, Tiestö, Hard-

well, Martin Garrix, Rudimental, and Showtek. And don’t forget about Estonia’s top DJs either. Pärnu boasts a two-kilometre long beach, the ideal location for such an event. In addition to music, there will be lots of different activities and a cool light show. The afterparty will take place in Pärnu’s city centre, which is just a short walk from the beach. Camping for the festival is located close to the beach as well. Tickets are available from Piletilevi. ■

Location Weekend Festival Baltic 6-8 August, Pärnu Beach


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A Bicycle Journey to Paradise Beach

Pakri Cape is a seafront destination that is easy to get to by train from Tallinn.

TEXT AND PHOTOS MIKKO VIRTA, MAP EVE JAANSOO

The train is half empty, from the central railway station, heading towards Paldiski. My goal is to get acquainted with nature at Pakri Cape while riding my bike. The new, orange trains are comfortable: the smooth and quiet ride on the train is 2.80, and there is also Internet access. The conductor recommends hanging your bike from the hook on the wall. A couple of other cyclists also seem to be going to the same place. The beautiful landscape starts immediately as the train journey begins. The garden suburb of Nõmme soon changes into a

colourful sea of dandelions and picturesque forests. We must now pass only through the town of Keila. The sparkling sea welcomes visitors to the Paldiski train station. A nightingale sings from behind the station. It is evident that Paldiski is an important port city. Gigantic containers and trucks occupy the coastal area; railroad tracks seem to stretch on in an endless line. Brand new Mercedes wait in the parking lot for their happy owners. Paldiski’s city centre seems quiet in the middle of the day, save for a few elderly people and groups of

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However, the natural surroundings remained untouched for decades. The waves on the Gulf of Finland hit the rocks below the lookout. The limestone wall rises 25 metres above the sea – it is always a powerful sight. A seagull has built its nest in the wall so that foxes and other predators can’t get to it. The Pakri shore is part of the 1,200 kilometre long Baltic Klint, which begins in Öland and ends in Ladoga. Storms regularly shape the escarpment; sometimes it breaks into the sea in large chunks. There are signs warning of the danger on the side of the road. I can see the black and white guillemots floating on the sea. The only nesting place for small birds is located right here.   The road changes from asphalt to a sandy road, which you can still easily pass with a bicycle. The landscape becomes lush forest where alders, maples and birches have just come back to life after a long winter. I ride the long path down to the beach where there is nothing in front of me but beautiful white, sea-washed rocks bordered by the

Paldiski and Pakri ■ Paldiski is located west of Tallinn along the shores of the Gulf of Finland. It is about 50 kilometres from Tallinn. ■ A train from Tallinn can reach Paldiski conveniently. The trip takes about an hour and costs €2.80, your bicycle travels for free. The train station is about a 5-kilometre bike ride to the top of Pakri cape. Train timetables: www.elron.ee ■ Pakri Cape is part of a protected nature reserve and boasts Estonia’s tallest lighthouse, natural coastline and preserved forests. ■ Paldiski has several restaurants and a grocery store. The city’s most important attractions include the sculptor Amandus Adamson Museum and bulwarks built by Peter the Great. ■ On the eastern side of the cape is Leetsi, here you will find an RMK campground. To the south of Paldiski is Loaküla beach, which is one of the best places to see the wader migration.

sky blue sea. This must be a paradise beach, especially if there are no people in sight. I enjoy the scenery and the smell of seaweed for a moment and start to head back towards Paldiski. ■


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TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Must-see sights of the Old Town

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. Tallinn Old Town H 1-2.

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Kiek in de Kök and the Bastion Tunnels 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” 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.

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.

Katariina käik 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.

Raeapteek The Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek) is one of Europe's oldest pharmacies, which still operates in its original location, on Town Hall Square. Tallinn Old Town H1.

KGB Museum 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 fill up quickly so bookings are recommended. Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

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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.

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.

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 guided 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 of Tallinn ccity transportation, including the hop-on, hop-off bus (don’t forget to swipe the card), and further discounts all around town. www.tallinncard.ee


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TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Outside of the Old Town Kalamaja & Kopli Kalamaja (Fish house) is a historic suburb filled with wooden houses and old factories. Since 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

Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam) 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. Please note changes to tram schedule on page 19. Have you ever seen the hull of a real submarine from below? Or better still, crawled through the narrow living and

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.

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

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

Estonian Open Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. 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.

A quick history of the city of Tallinn 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. 1561 Tallinn goes to the Swedish. 1721 The Russians conquer Estonia and Tallinn. 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.

1944–1991 Tallinn becomes a Soviet capital and hosts the sailing competitions of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. 1991 Tallinn becomes the capital of newlyindependent Estonia. 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.

Please note changes to tram schedule on page 19. 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.

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.

Pirita

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).

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

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 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.

Patarei Prison (Patarei Vangla)

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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 .

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.

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: 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.

■ 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

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

■ 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

■ Currency Exchange 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.

2014/2015 School Holidays Christmas break 20 December 2014- 4 January 2015 Spring Break 14-22 March 2015 Summer Break 4 June - 31 August 2015


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Art Revolution TEXT STUART GARLICK, PHOTO KUMU

Tallinn’s cutting-edge museum of modern art, Kumu, has played host to exhibitions of work from some of the best modern artists the world has seen. Now, you can see the work of the renowned

Czech avant-garde photographer Jaromír Funke, featuring photographs from between 1922 and 1950, which sparked the modernist photography school of Czechoslovakia. You’ll be able to chart the development of an art revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, which spread to the rest of Central Europe, and featured participation from Estonian artists who were part of the Group of Estonian Artists. The work is important for people who want to understand

the history of Europe as a whole, as surrealism was banned by the occupying Nazi and Communist forces, but still played a major part in the free-thinking that led to the protests of the Prague Spring. Although the exhibition focuses on Funke, there are 161 works from 48 artists, from six different artist groupings - Surrealist, Group 42, Seven in October, Group Ra, Fotolinie, and the Photogroup of Five - all important for forging a distinct and essential art movement in a society that found it hard to express itself freely. The exhibition takes place with the support of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, and will be on display at Kumu until 30 August 2015. ■ Jaromír Funke and Avant-garde Photography in Czechoslovakia 1922–1950 Until 30 August KUMU Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1 Tallinn A5

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES TALLINN ■ Museums Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseum) Lai 17, Tallinn Old Town, 1G. www.etdm.ee. We-Su 11 - 18.

Estonian Theatre and Music Museum (Eesti Teatri- ja muusikamuuseum) Müürivahe 12, Tallinn Old Town, I2. www.tmm.ee. 1.09-31.05 May, Tu-Sa 10-18. 1.06-31.08, Mo-Sa 10-18.

Kiek in de Kök & Bastion Passages 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.

Estonian History Museum Great Guild Hall (Eesti Ajaloomuuseum)

Miia-Milla-Manda Museum (Muuseum Miia-Milla-Manda)

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

L. Koidula 21C, Tallinn B4. www.linnamuuseum.ee/miiamillamanda. Tu-Su 12-18.

Estonian History Museum Maarjamäe Palace

Dominican Monastery Museum (Dominikaanlaste Kloostri muuseum)

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

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 10-17, Th 10-19, Fri-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.

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.

Occupation Museum (Okupatsioonimuuseum) Toompea 8, Tallinn Old Town, B1. www.okupatsioon.ee. Tu-Su 11 - 18.

Photo Museum (Raevangla fotomuuseum) 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.

Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum)

CITY MUSEUM at 17, Vene Street. The Tallinn City Museum is housed in a medieval merchant’s dwelling in the centre of the Old Town. Tu-Su 10.30 am - 6 pm New! CERAMICS COLLECTION open Tu-Su 10.30-17.30

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

Remodelled MUSEUM KIEK IN DE KÖK and BASTION PASSAGES at 2, Komandandi Road

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

New! THE MAIDEN TOWER MUSEUM-CAFÉ Ăƚ>ƺŚŝŬĞũĂůŕϵ a DANISH KING’S GARDEN džŚŝďŝƟŽŶŽƉĞŶdƵͲ^ƵϭϭĂŵͲϲƉŵ͕&dƵͲ^ƵϭϮĂŵͲϵƉŵ

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.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM MIIAMILLA in Kalamaja and Kadriorg Kalamaja, at 16, Kotzebue Street. Museum of childhood with a ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶŽĨĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛ƐƚŽLJƐĂŶĚƉůĂLJƚŚŝŶŐƐ͘;ůŽƐĞĚŽŶ:ƵůLJͿ

PHOTO MUSEUM at 4/6 Raekoja Street HOUSE OF PETER I at 2, Mäekalda Street

Kadriorg, at 21, Koidula Street. Colorful theme museum for children

■ Art Museums & Galleries

tƌŝƚĞƌ͛ƐŵƵƐĞƵŵƐǁŝƚŚĂƵƚŚĞŶƟĐŝŶƚĞƌŝŽƌƐ͗ A. H. TAMMSAARE MUSEUM at 12a, Koidula Street

Adamson-Eric Museum (Adamson-Ericu muuseum)

E. VILDE MUSEUM Ăƚϯ͕ZŽŚĞůŝŶĞĂƐ www.linnamuuseum.ee

Lühike jalg 3, Tallinn Old Town, I1. www.adamson-eric.ee. We-Su 11–18

Kadrioru Art Museum (Kadrioru kunstimuuseum)

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

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.

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.

Temporary exhibitions

Attacks and migrations Forbidden tunes The Tallinn Collector MUSEUM OF OCCUPATIONS Toompea 8, Tallinn Open 10.00 - 18.00 Phone: +372 668 0250 muuseum@okupatsioon.ee www.okupatsioon.ee


getting around

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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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Madala

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PÕHJA-TALLINN Ehte Volta

Trolley-buses 1 3 4 5 6 7

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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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Lille Looga Mustjõe

Ülase

Hipodroom

Taksopark

Pirni

Hipodroom

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Mooni Koskla

Välja Haabersti

Taksopark Koskla

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Tallinna Ülikool

L. Koidula

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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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Akadeemia tee KESKUSE Männi Vambola Mustamäe Liivaku Keskuse 9 4 Raja Keemia Ehitajate tee

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.

Airport

In addition to the closure of tram lines 2 & 4, tram lines 1 & 3 will be closed from 1 July to 21 July. Bus number 42 will run until Kopli.

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E-tickets ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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

€1.10 €3 €5 €6 €23

Where to buy ■ ■ ■ ■

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

Free ■ 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

6-118-000

11-800 (+€0.74 / min)

www.pilet.ee, info@pilet.ee

LASNAMÄE KOPLI port

KALAMAJA ROCCA AL MARE

PELGULINN

OLD TOWN

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MERIMETSA VEERENNI

SIKUPILLI

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 19€ 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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TALLINN

Photo: Margus Johanson

■ 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: 0,75 / 15 minutes Paid parking: Mo - Fi 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: 1,20 / 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: 0,30 / 15 minutes Paid parking: Mo - Fr 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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A Full Day of Entertainment Year after year, the Tallinn Zoo offers 89 hectares of fun for the whole family. TEXT MIKKO SAVIKKO, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Ten thousand animals and 500 species means that with a quick walk through the zoo you can’t see it all. Everything is fascinating, from the smallest insects to the majestic elephants.

The zoo is open daily throughout the year, though in summer there are a few more services. For example, children can take a ride on the train or on a pony. There is a new adventure park. Animal feeding time is interesting to watch. The seals are fed every day at 13.00.

You can even feed the water birds yourself. Ten cents gets you a bag of bird feed. With the same ticket you can also gain entry to the Tallinn Car Museum. And it’s entirely possible that animals are more interesting to men than nostalgic Soviet-era cars. All of the cafes at the zoo are open in summer, which offer something for kids and adults. While the zoo won’t fill up that easily with visitors, parking sure does at the weekends, so it may be easier to visit the zoo by taking public transport or a taxi. Trolley busses 6 and 7, as well as buses 21, 21B, and 22 travel north towards the Paldiski mnt entrance. A taxi ride from the city centre to the zoo should cost you no more than 10, so be sure to read the prices before you get in. You can find more information about exhibits on the Tallinn Zoo webpage. ■

Tallinn Zoo ■ In summer, tickets are on sale from 9-19; the indoor exhibits are open 10-19 (closed on Mondays); the children’s zoo is open 10-19. The grounds close two hours after the last ticket sales. ■ Family ticket: 2 adults, 3 children (under 17) €17 ■ Pre-schoolers and Tallinn Card holders get in free. ■ Northern entrance: Paldiski mnt 145 ■ Southern entrance and Environmental Education Centre: Ehitajate tee 150


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