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Singing & Dancing & Summer has plenty of festivals and events taking place across the country, and they are not all music festivals. Turn to our events page for all the details. Hire a car and explore Haapsalu. In this issue, we have city guide dedicated to this beachside town, where you can enjoy local cuisine, indulge in a curative mud treatment, and visit the Episcopal Castle, where the White Lady that haunts the Dome Church will appear on the night of the full moon. Try out some of Tallinn’s new restaurants and take a day trip to one of the open air museums just outside of Tallinn. In Estonia, there is something for everyone.
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August Highlights 01 BONNIE TYLER Bonnie Tyler will perform at Lohusalu port on August 8. Hear many of her hits from over the decades. Bonnie Tyler is known for her songs It’s a Heartache and Holding Out for a Hero. Lohusalu is located just a short drive west from Tallinn.
The Narva castle will be transformed into a battleground from 8-10 August, as part of the war history festival. Peter the Great and Karl XII, will be dressed in period costume typical of the 1700s.
03 NIGHT PARTY IN PÄRNU Pärnu will be transformed for one night only (16 August) into a cradle of art and cultural. Also part of the programme is a pyjama race and a flea market. Photo: Kuressaare Merepäevad
04 SEA PARTY IN SAAREMAA The Kuressaare Maritime Days bring hustle and bustle to the island’s capital from 8-9 August. The programme includes live music, slack lining, and fly boarding.
Photo: Birgitta Festival
05 FAVOURITE MUSICIANS AND ERI KLAS 75 The multifaceted programme of the annual Birgitta Festival offers musical fun for the whole family, 8-17 August. The festival begins with Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and finishes with a birthday concert for maestro Eri Klas.
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he 26th Estonian Song Festival and the 19th Dance Celebration took place from 4-6 July and drew the highest number of participants and spectators ever. Over 153,000 people attended the three-day celebration, 33,025 singers and 10,082 dancers took part; and the joint choir that sang for the conclusion of the Song Festival consisted of 22,000. You don’t need to be Estonian, or even understand Estonian to appreciate the power and symbolic meaning of such an event. Ten thousand dancers and 20,000 singers is an impressive sight, it’s emotional and overwhelming, and makes me, proud to be Estonian. The next Youth Song and Dance Celebration will take place in 2017. And, the next Song and Dance Celebration in 2019, will mark its 150th anniversary. The music has not stopped though. August still
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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.
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.
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Town Hall Square
Kiek in de kök
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
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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Taste one of our delicious dishes! Öppet/Open: varje dag/every day 8-19. Köket öppet från kl/ The kitchen open from 8. Sadamarket Shopping Centrum 1a vån/1st ﬂoor, 100m från A och B-terminalerna/100m from A and B terminals. Sadama 8/Kai 5 (opposite the Sadamaturg), Tallinn, tel. +372 661 4605, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seitsemerd.ee
“What a memorable moment, sitting together with a friend on the Lusikas terrace, enjoying the nice weather and good food for a fair price. This was the top moment of our vacation! Located at the edge of the Old Town, Lusikas is customer friendly and has great value for money. The menu offered both light dishes, and delicacies for meat lovers, like lamb chops. I can still taste the delicious dessert.” Aia 7, 10111 Tallinn email@example.com Tel: +372 646 3030 Mon-Sat 12.00-00.00 / Sun 12.00-21.00 www.restoranlusikas.ee
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■ A meal with a view
Dinner in the Sky will visit Tallinn from 12-17 August in the square of the Estonian Academy of Arts (Tartu mnt. 1). This year, chef Vladislav Djatšuk of Tchaikovsky restaurant in Tallinn and chef Jouni Toivanen of the Michelin starred restaurant Luomo in Helsinki will be taking to the skies to prepare an unforgettable meal at 50 metres high. Djatšuk is Estonia’s first chef to make it to the Bocuse d’Or finals. He is known for modern Russian and French cuisine. Toivanen is known for his innovative flavour combinations and use of modern gastronomical technology.
Pegasus, a long-running Tallinn restaurant has reopened its doors in its original location in Tallinn’s Old Town. The playful menu boasts international cuisine with Estonian flavours. Dishes are well-prepared, beautifully plated, and combine subtle flavours that go well together. Service is fantastic, and while the weather stays warm enjoy a meal outside on the large street patio. Harju 1, Tallinn Old Town I1.
A new burger in town TEXT & PHOTOS KRISTINA LUPP
he famous burgers from Kuressaare, Saaremaa are now in Tallinn! Owners Derek Ewen and Fleur Sprenk have brought their all-local, all-Estonian burgers to the Old Town, just in time for summer. I caught up with Derek in Tallinn to talk burgers, poutine, and local Estonian food. Dereku Burger is all about fresh, local ingredients. How do you tackle the problem of seasonal ingredients in a country like Estonia, where the growing season is so short? Yes, this is a difficult challenge. If we can’t get to the produce, we have bring the produce to us. For the past seven years we have worked with farmers on Saaremaa through such organisations as Saare Mahe Selts, Saaremaa Turundus Ühing, organised farmers markets and
open air markets like the Kuressaare Turg. We started a store in Kuressaare called Turuköök where the public could buy direct from our farmers and at the same time, we could use them in our supply network. In Tallinn, the short answer is that for a long time we have built up good will and good faith with our supplier network on Saaremaa – this helps us get our food fresh and direct. In Tallinn, we are hosting Saare O.T.T. which will allow our customers to pick up pre-ordered and pre-packed orders for food from our growers, and also give us a fresh supply of farm produce. So, when we can we try to get our tomatoes from the greenhouse, but sometimes we have to go Spanish. We do our best. It’s not easy. Dereku Burger started in Saaremaa and has now moved to Tallinn. How was the move to the “big city”? Have you had to do anything different?
Poutine The team at Dereku Burger.
Yes – Our challenge has been to stay true to our ‘one burger at a time, one happy customer at a time’approach, but Tallinn has a way bigger grill than we have in Kuressaare. Apart from your own burger, what is the best burger you’ve ever had? The best burger I have ever had…I was seven and it was a burger in Toronto at a bar restaurant named Hector’s, near Yonge and Eglinton. I can’t tell you any more, because
we are going to soon replicate cate it on our own menu. Stay tuned d please! Can you tell those who are nonCanadians just what poutine is and what makes it so delicious? Poutine combines the best of three worlds in one dish: melted shredded cheddar, rough cut deep fried potato wedges and hot beef stock seasoned gravy… yum, I have to stop now. Even talking about poutine induces withdrawal symptoms.
Dereku Burger in Tallinn is located in Tallinn’s Old Town. Burgers are grilled fresh to order and all ingredients di t are organic and local, when possible. You can also look forward to a food market opening up in front of Dereku, where you can buy local produce. Or just enjoy a burger on their rooftop patio. ■
Location Dereku Burger Aia 8, Tallinn Old Town G3.
A meat lover’s paradise – that even vegetarians can appreciate TEXT MIKKO SAVIKKO, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
As a guest, the server shows you to your table. This is necessary, because together with the terrace, the restaurant can seat many people; and the restaurant can be fully booked, even on weeknights. To ease the speed of service, pressing the button on the little black device affixed to the table can bring a server to your table or request the bill. For families with children there is a play corner inside and a playground outside. A weekly menu can be found on the first few pages of the long menu. The favourite dishes from
Talleke ja Pullike means lamb and bull.
this part of the menu sometimes make it to the regular menu, among which are meat dishes prepared in the Josper oven and Uzbekistani dishes. For those
that love grilled meat you can also find a flank steak on the menu, as well as fish and vegetarian dishes, smaller portions and desserts.
The lamb comes from New Zealand and the Angus beef, from Australia. You could have a taste of a few dishes, shared among friends, including the entrecote, buffalo tenderloin, lamb, and marbled New York steak. The Baltic Guide tried them all. With quality fresh ingredients and proper preparation, it turns out you don’t need any more seasoning than salt and pepper. Warm rolls and flavoured butter was brought to the table before the meal. The restaurant also has a pastry chef who prepared a meltin-your-mouth pavlova. If you get a table right in front of the kitchen, then you can watch the Uzbek cooks at work.
A 200g filet mignon cost 14.50 and a 300g entrecote, 15.30. The least expensive bottle of wine costs 13, and there are also six different beers on tap, starting from 3.40 for 500 ml. ■
Location Talleke ja Pullike Ehitajate tee 109, Õismäe. The café is open from 9am and the restaurant from 12 noon. The restaurant is located near the Õismäe Nurmenuku store and near the south entrance of the zoo. Take trolley bus number 6 from the Kaubamaja stop or trolley bus number 7 from the Baltijaam train station. It takes about 20 minutes to get there. Get off at the Nurmenuku stop.
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Brought to you by the same owners of the ever-so-popular Leib Resto & Aed, owners Janno Lepik and Kristjan Päeske have opened a new place near Rocca al Mare. The restaurant fills two floors of a house, with a large open kitchen, and an impressive children’s play area on the second floor. The food combines Mediterranean favourites, and Asian flavoured dishes to bring you a unique dining experience. Outdoor seating available as well.
Tapita is Tallinn’s only tapas bar, and became an instant hit with locals looking for a bit of Spanish flavour. Enjoy a variety of tapas dishes, and thorough wine list, and save room for dessert. Located inside the Solaris Shopping Centre.
Kadaka tee 141, Tallinn.
Estonia pst 9, Tallinn B2.
Gastronomy with a View The food at the TV Tower Brasserie & Restaurant uses bold flavours to compete with the magnificent panorama.
TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
There are vegetarian options available too.
Glazed cod and sous vide salmon
he restaurant is located on the 22nd floor of the Tallinn’s TV Tower, and you can just imagine the stunning view on a clear day. Chef Priit Toomits has a difficult task, how to draw your attention back to the food. He uses bold flavours, like those found in Asian cuisine, along with seasonal local ingredients to bring your focus back to your plate and give you a truly unique dining experience. I visited the TV Tower restaurant on a clear summer evening, with the sun setting in the distance and brave people were rappelling from the top of the tower. The restaurant was filled with an international crowd, all there no doubt for the unique dining experience. The menu has something for everyone, including vegetarians. I decided to try some of the fish and seafood dishes. The soft shell crab was served on a bright green plate with melon, fresh salad, and tartar sauce. The flavours blended nicely, as did the colours on the plate to make for a nice, light summery dish. As a main, I tried the glazed cod with salmon cooked sous vide, ginger rice with nori, vegetables and citrus demi glace. The cod arrived
covered by a smoke filled bell jar, which the server removed and the small cloud disappeared. The TV Tower restaurant holds special events throughout the year, like the exclusive Carte Blanche dinner. The dinner comprises of a five course surprise menu paired with different wines, as well a surprise musical programme. Bookings are essential for the event. A ticket costs 50 and includes dinner with wine pairing, entrance to the TV Tower, and access to the exhibits on the 21st floor. The Carte Blanche dinner takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. During the day, the restaurant offers a café menu along with the a la carte menu. And at the base
of the tower a summer grill is open every day from 10.00-19.00, where Chef Toomits is offering a small menu including ribs, chicken, fish and more. Toomits is considered one of Estonia’s grill masters. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights and TV Tower Jazz takes place every other Thursday. ■
Location Tallinna Teletorn Brasserie & Restoran Kloostrimetsa tee 58 A, Tallinn The TV Tower is located 10 km from the city centre and 4 km from Pirita marina. The TV Tower can be reached by bus 34A, 38 and 49 (Teletorni stop), the City Tour bus also stops here.
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Tallinn Nightlife A few more suggestions for evening (or early morning) entertainment:
t’s Saturday night, and to quote Cat Stevens, you’ve got some money because you just got paid. If you’re not familiar with every square kilometre of Tallinn, chances are you will want to remain in the Old Town, as it’s easy to walk between places, and everything is well-lit and looks like a known quantity. Even so, there is fun to be had, without leaving the cosy confines of Vanalinn. Here is a route you may wish to take, if you want to have a retro, cultured Tallinn night out. TEXT STUART GARLICK, PHOTO: ANDREI CHERTKOV
1. Must Puudel Müürivahe 20, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Must Puudel is the kind of place that doesn’t have to look for customers - it’s become a legend over the years because of its recovered, recycled hipster vibe, which you can see in the fixtures and fittings, and because of the sheer reliability and consistency of the cafe. At the weekend Must Puudel transforms into Tallinn’s smallest but coolest place to go and dance. Whatever time you get there, the kitchen will be open and there is a cabinet full of cakes, along with a small selection of international beers. I still recall fondly a Saturday night in Must Puudel that I was about to leave, when the DJ played an extended mix of Paul Simon’s ”Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes”, making me happy to remain for as long as possible. I left Must Puudel at 7.30 am, a huge grin on my face, my daily worries gone. A l th o u g h S i n i l i n d (Müürivahe 50) is the Must Puudel owners’ attempt at a nightclub-style venue, I wanted to draw attention first to Must Puudel, a place for chat, intrigue, cakes and some very modern dancing.
Klubi. (Noku Klubi was originally an artists’ club, set up in reaction to the admission policy of the nearby KuKu Klubi by rebellious creatives in Soviet times - KuKu stands for art and culture in Estonian, NoKu for, well, something rude). NoKu is locked, unless you know how to get in. It’s also where some of Estonia’s most talented artistic people hide out. It was my second time in NoKu. Inside, it looks exactly like I imagine it did in the 1970s - hardwood furniture, dim lighting and long, plush, deep, beaten-up sofas, perfect for lounging, but not for getting up from! My advice is to take a look at NoKu’s menu for yourself. The place has a great reputation in Tallinn, and is a mainstay of tourist guides to the city, but unlike
2. NoKu Klubi Pikk 5, Tallinn Old Town H1.
After a tip-off on social media about some particularly amazing food on offer there, I decided to go into Tallinn Old Town’s celebrated NoKu
many recommended stops, it does not disappoint, and is an essential destination in order to begin to understand Tallinn’s history. Just don’t all go at once!
Vabaduse Väljak 8, Tallinn Old Town J1.
The original, which sparked a thousand imitators, KuKu is in many ways a traditional Estonian bar/ club, the like of which you will not find elsewhere in modern Tallinn. It’s been kept in a similar condition to when it was the pinnacle of the Estonian art scene in the Soviet era. To go in, you have to enter a dingy part of the old arts building on Vabaduse Väljak, and go downstairs into what looks like one of those 1950s cinemas called something like ”The Generator Picture House”. The club cleverly takes your entry money before you can pass through and see what is there but don’t worry, if it’s the weekend, you’ll have a great time in KuKu. Be prepared for some seriously unreconstructed Soviet-style service at the bar (if you ask for a cocktail that’s on the list but that they can’t make, you’ll be told so in no uncertain terms), but this is a mostly authentic retro Tallinn experience, with good beer and, generally, nice people. The DJ plays singles from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s that you either didn’t know about, or had forgotten. When your song comes on, the rush is palpable, and you get that amazing feeling of ”oh my word, I haven’t heard that in ages!” Before long, you’re crazy-dancing in a basement nightclub next to a Japanese hipster in red trousers, and an award-winning Estonian film director. It really is that kind of place, and it should be experienced and cherished by everyone who comes to Tallinn. When you’re done at KuKu, head right back to Must Puudel - the party will just be starting there! ■ 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.
Tartu mnt 80D, Tallinn.
Von Krahl Rataskaevu 10/12, Tallinn Old Town H1.
Pikk 13, Tallinn Old Town H1.
Väike-Karja 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Tatari 1, Tallinn.
Pikk 39, Tallinn Old Town G2.
Mad Murphy’s Mündi 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.
Nimeta Baar Suur-Karja 4, Tallinn Old Town I2.
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Cigar Lounges Chicago 1933 Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.
La Casa del Habano Dunkri 2, Tallinn Old Town H1.
Sigari Maja Raekoja plats 16, Tallinn Old Town H2.
Gelsomino Karaoke Lai 2, Tallinn Old Town G1.
Koskenkorva Karaoke Bar Roseni 13, Tallinn A2.
Nightclubs The Bank Club 777 Tartu mnt 17, Tallinn B3.
Bibabo Vabaduse väljak 10, Tallinn Old Town J1.
CatHouse Viru väljak 4/6, Tallinn B2.
Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Väike-Karja 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Mürivahe 22, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Kochi Ait Tavern
Lootsi 10, Tallinn A3.
Harju 6, Tallinn Old Town I1.
Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn Old Town H2.
Sauna 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Müürivahe 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.
Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2.
Parlament Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2.
Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.
Pärnu mnt 158G, Tallinn.
Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.
Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn Old Town J1.
Vana turg 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.
Harju 13, Tallinn Old Town J1.
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Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town I2.
Vana-Viru 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.
Legendary Wednesday Wondering where everyone is on a Wednesday night? You can find the who’s who of Tallinn on the rooftop terrace of the Solaris Shopping Centre. With the white nights of summer, this is the ideal place to come for dinner, then stay for a drink or two, and dance the night away! DJs change weekly. Estonia pst 9, Tallinn B2, Solaris Centre, 5th floor Photo: Katusekino
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Shopping in Tallinn TEXT KRISTINA LUPP PHOTO ANDREI CHERTKOV
Modern style at Stockmann.
Kaubamaja is Estonia's department store.
Viru Keskus has added many new shops this year.
Tallinn doesn’t have a main shopping street like other capitals, but its many shopping malls, located throughout the city are convenient and easy to get to. Rocca al Mare, for example, located in the suburb with the same name has a free bus that leaves regularly from the A and D terminals at the port, stopping at Kristiine Shopping Centre as well. The newly renovated Ülemiste Shopping Centre, near Tallinn’s airport has just undergone a massive addition to include many more shops. The renovations are still being finished, but the mall is still open. Tallinn’s two department stores, the Estonian company Kaubamaja and the Finnish company Stockmann are both located in Tallinn’s city centre. Kaubamaja connects to Tallinn’s most central shopping centre, Viru Keskus. This year, Viru Keskus has added many new stores, and some stores have moved into
larger locations to serve you better. ABC King, for example, moved upstairs to the second floor to open an impressive flagship store. Solaris is one of Tallinn’s newest shopping centres and is located across from the Estonia Theatre. The Nordea Concert Hall (formerly Nokia) is attached to the back of Solaris. This is where some of the biggest acts come to play, when in Tallinn. The large bookstore Apollo is located on the second floor of Solaris, and offers a modest selection of English language books. The bookstore shares part of the second floor with a modern cinema. Rotermann Quarter is a grouping of old industrial buildings that have been renovated, with a few new buildings mixed in, and now stand in one of the most stylish areas of Tallinn. The area is filled with hip restaurants, trendy fashion shops, and more! When in Tallinn be sure to visit the Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi 60A) and the Baltika Quarter (Veerenni 24). The Telliskivi Loomelinnak
is located in the bohemian area of Kalamaja. This creative space has grown so much over the last two years, and it just keeps getting better. The Baltika Quarter houses a new pop-up fashion shop called Zero. Fashion designers that are just starting out can sell their clothes and accessories here. Also located in the Baltika Quarter is Moetänav, or Fashion Street. Moetänav brings together Estonia’s leading fashion brands into a very unique space. Run by the Baltika Group, this retailer has five lables under its brand that you will not only find in this store, but throughout Estonia. Look for Monton, Mosaic, Ivo Nikkolo, Baltman, Bastion. Don’t forget about Tallinn’s Old Town. It’s not all souvenir shops and restaurants. Top name designer brands, including Estonian designers can be found throughout. For shopping centre locations and details, please see the listing of shopping centres and markets beside this article. ■
Rotermann Quarter is one of the most stylish areas of Tallinn.
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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
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 newly renovated 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 shoes can be found as well.
Solaris, Estonia pst 9. B2. One of Tallinn’s newest shopping centres that houses a cinema, numerous restaurants, as well as a top-end supermarket.
■ Summer Reading Now that you’ve been to Estonia, you have probably fallen in love with it and want to know everything about it. We asked Scott Diel, one of the owners of Slothrop’s book shop for some suggestions. ■ Jaan Kross, The Czar’s Madman In Slothrop’s opinion, the best novel to be had by an Estonian writer. ■ Toivo Raun, Estonia and the Estonians Mandatory non-fiction for any real Estophile. ■ Mati Unt, Diary of a Blood Donor A contemporary retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Some think Unt is Estonia’s greatest novelist. ■ Vello Vikerkaar, Inherit the Family Humorous essays from a Canadian who married and stayed in Estonia. ■ Peep Aarne Vesilind, Estonian Jokes, volumes I and II Do Estonians have a sense of humor? You be the judge.
Shop, dine, and go to the cinema at Solaris.
Slothrop’s is the first and only second-hand English/foreign language bookshop in Tallinn. Pikk 34, Tallinn Old Town.
Viru Keskus, Viru Väljak 4. B2. Twenty years ago the site of this shopping centre was nothing but a parking lot, right beside the Hotell Viru. In 2004, it turned into a modern shopping complex with over 100 stores.
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.
■ A bit further out
Norde Centrum, Lootsi 7. A3. A medium sized shopping centre with a sports apparel shop, grocery store, and more.
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.
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. 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. Nõmme Market – Turu plats 8. A2. Sadama Turg – Sadama 25.
TOP 5 Haapsalu
City Guide: Haapsalu Haapsalu is known for its beautiful beaches, spa hotel, and a white lady who haunts the castle. TEXT KRISTINA LUPP PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
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 wooden seaside building is one of Estonia’s most impressive, and now houses a restaurant.
05 SANDY BEACHES Relax in the sunshine on one of north-western Estonia’s most beautiful beaches.
Formed in 1279, Haapsalu is a beautiful town with colourful wooden houses, narrow streets, and a miniature town hall. One of the most striking buildings is the Kuursaal, or resort hall that stands on the seaside promenade. The first mud spa opened in 1825 and attracted even the Russian Tsars with its curative abilities. The small yellow house on Linda Street is where Ilon Wik-
land grew up. Wikland illustrated the children’s books of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. She did not have to go far for inspiration in this idyllic seaside town. August is the best time to visit Haapsalu, especially if you happen to be in town for the White Lady Festival. The legend goes that in the Middle Ages, women were forbidden in the Episcopal Castle, but a Canon and a lady fell madly in love. The Canon dressed the lady up as a boy and brought her inside the castle to sing in the choir. But,
eventually they were discovered. The Canon was thrown into the castle’s dungeon and starved to death and the lady was immured alive in the wall of the Baptistery. Since then, on a full moon night in August, she appears in the circular window of the Baptistery on the southern wall of the Dome Church. ■
How to get there: Haapsalu is less than two hours away from Tallinn by car. Buses connect to Haapsalu frequently.
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Skincare tips for summer Care about your skin, even while on vacation. TEXT CHIEF PHYSICIAN MARGE UIBU, SPECIALIST IN DERMATOLOGY AND ALLERGOLOGY, IHOAKATEMIA HELSINKI AND DERMAMED TALLINN PHOTOS DERMAMED
Sun, warmth, seawater, and wind are all part of summer, but at the same time, they dry the skin and bring out small wrinkles and pigmentations. Wrinkles and other imperfections become more visible in the summer sun. When the skin dries and tans, fine lines can appear more easily. In the fall, the wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes become more visible. It’s often thought that during summer it’s not important to take care of your skin because the sun takes away the need for treatments, or that you can’t go out into the sun after treatments anyway. Skin needs moisture and care, especially in summer.
Mesotherapy Mesotherapy is a skincare procedure, developed in France, where small drops of vitamins and a hyaluronic acid solution are injected with a tiny needle into the top layer of the skin. The procedure is well suited for dry and tanned skin to moisturise, tighten and brighten. With mesotherapy, a noticeable difference in skin quality can
be seen after just one treatment. Besides, for long lasting effects it is often used as a weekly serial treatment for 3-4 weeks and it can be combined with several other treatments. At Dermamed, the treatment is not painful, there are no bruises and topical anaesthetics are not needed. You can be out in the sun the next day. The moisturising and tightening mesotherapy can be tried at the Dermamed clinic in Tallinn’s city centre. The deep moisturising mesotherapy for the face costs 105.
serums are applied with a pleasant cooling applicator. The cooling improves the absorption of the serums and instantly removes signs of fatigue. The Cryolift facial procedure costs 50.
Filorga Glykopeel Filorga Glykopeel gentle peeling is one of the few chemical peels that can be done in the summer. Glykopeel brightens skin tone, diminishes imperfections and reduces the ageing effects of the sun’s rays on the skin and there is no downtime. The Glykopeel facial costs 75.
Botulin and Mesobotox
Aesthetic dermatology is now affordable to all of us.
French Cryolift Facial by Filorga The French developed and favoured Cryolift facial stimulates, strengthens and brightens the skin immediately. The procedure moisturises and brightens the skin immediately and decreases swelling. A soothing massage can also be added to the facial. The Cryolift facial is among the few facial treatments that have, in addition to immediate results, a lasting result from 3-5 days. The
When forehead and eye wrinkles bother you, the most immediate solution is botulin toxin. The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the effect lasts for 3-6 months. Botulin toxin relaxes deep wrinkles too. Although its effect is not permanent, wrinkles remain softened. This effective procedure has been performed for decades and is safe in the hands of a trained medical specialist. The Botulinum injection is a medical procedure; so make sure you choose a top quality clinic. Botulin treatment for forehead and eye wrinkles at Dermamed costs 300. If you wish to remove signs of fatigue from the skin quickly, skin
dryness and wrinkles, it's worth it to try Mesobotox. The procedure does not tackle wrinkles, but rather, rejuvenates and tightens the skin. Mesobotox care is also used to reduce the size of pores. Mesobotox for face at Dermamed will cost 230.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Hyaluronic acid fillers are not acids but transparent gels that moisturise the skin, reduce and fill the wrinkles. The skin produces hyaluronic acid itself, but the amount declines as the body ages. Hyaluronic acid in the skin improves moisture levels and improves collagen production. There are different Hyaluronic acids. A thin gel is injected superficially into the skin to moisturize and fill the fine lines. Long lasting thicker gels are used for deeper wrinkles and medical nonsurgical face-lifts. As the volume of the upper lip decreases with ageing, a hyaluronic injection is a good option to soften and restore the upper lip to be able to enjoy wearing lipstick again. With injection procedures, sometimes bruises can appear. At Dermamed, a one millilitre Filorga filler injections, such as those for the lips, nasolabial folds or mouth corner costs 270.
What happens after summer? After summer, tanned skin needs a lot of moisture. Start with the Glykopeel peeling and moisturising mesotherapy. After that, continue with tightening of the skin, remove pigmentations and brighten the skin with Cellec IPL Cell Toning or Photoshower treatments. It is good to know that these treatments are also excellent for a quick skin refreshment a few days before important events. Even more effective are the firming procedures Elos and Intracel Combi, which are performed in 2-3 visits about a month apart, so your skin will be at its best just in time for Christmas! What is great about advanced skin treatments is that despite of their effectiveness, you don’t need to take a long sick leave to recover from them. Improving the appearance and quality of your skin with the methods of Aesthetic Dermatology as a part of a revitalising regular skincare, is now affordable to all of us. ■
Location Dermamed Tallinn Viru väljak 2, Tallinn B2. www.dermamed.ee
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■ Soviet Tallinn The Tallinn Collector has launched its very first exhibit in Tallinn. The exhibition will take you on a tour of Soviet Tallinn, through images and text taken from authentic Soviet travel guidebooks and pamphlets. White Gallery, Telliskivi Loomelinnak, 2nd floor. Telliskivi 60A, Tallinn. Exhibition runs until 7 August.
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■ International Performing Arts Festival The August Dance Festival is Tallinn’s oldest international performing arts festival, taking place since 1996. It is a festival about artists, their thoughts and actions. The 15th annual festival will have the pleasure of hosting one of the best-known living choreographers, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who will visit Estonia for the first time. The festival brings together guests from Estonia, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, France and Sweden. 21-31 August. Various locations, tickets available from Piletilevi.
■ 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.
Photo: J. Jõepera
Alatskivi Manor House
Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF
Alatskivi Manor House Days
Tartu Music Week
1-3 August, Alatskivi
7 -10 August, Tartu
This festival will display manor house life, a lady of the manor will be chosen, and a manor market will take place at one of Estonia’s most stunning manors.
This annual pop music festival fills the university town with free concerts.
Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF
SEB 8th Tartu In-line Skating Marathon 24 August, Tartu
The biggest in-line skating event in the Baltics and Scandinavia.
4-9 August, Tartu
The almost weeklong film festival in Tartu’s Town Hall Square boasts the largest outdoor screen in the Baltics, filling the evenings with romantic films.
Kärdla Café Day 2 August, Kärdla, Hiiumaa
Kärdla Cafés’ Day is one of the most Photo: Tuuli Tammla
Kärdla Café Day
anticipated events of the summer. The aroma of coffee draws visitors from all over Estonia to the island of Hiiumaa. Fifteen cafés will open their doors for just one day in different locations throughout the town of Kärdla: in the beautiful backyards of locals, at the seaside, and other places where you would never think to look for a café.
Estonian music, and performances by some of Finland and Sweden’s top performers. Besides music, enjoy films and slideshows concerning the history and culture of the area, a poetry reading, and several outdoor cafés and ice cream stands.
15-16 August, Tartu This festival is centred around Tartu’s most important natural symbol, the Emajõgi River. Competitions, activities, and concerts take place around the river that runs through Tartu’s city centre.
8-10 August, Käsmu The annual folk festival in the beautiful seaside town of Käsmu takes place once again. Visitors can hear traditional
XI Emajõe Festival
Photo: Viru Folk
Garlic and Fish Festival 23-24 August, Lüübnitsa, Põlvamaa
This annual festival celebrates the summer crops in the Seto region in Southern Estonia. Apart from onion and garlic, visitors can take part in food and photo competitions, or browse traditional Estonian handicrafts.
Kallaste Fish and Onion Fair 30 August, Kallaste
The traditions of the residents near the shore of Lake Peipsi will be presented at this annual festival in Kallaste. ■
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An Estonian village in the capital of Estonia Gulf of Finland’ Day on August 20 Celebrating 50 years from opening museum to public on August 29 performances by the Folklore Society Leigarid on Sat and Sun at 11AM handicraft days on Härjapea Farm every Saturday, food days every Sunday Open daily at 10-20 Buses: 21 and 21B from the Balti jaam train station. City Tour Blue Line from Viru Square. Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. Ph. +372 654 9100, www.evm.ee.
New Attraction in Tallinn! Discover Tallinn from a Balloon! • Tethered helium balloon rides reaching up to 120 metres (400 feet) • Incredible views of Tallinn and the Gulf of Finland • Highest open viewing platform in the City Centre • Café & Grill • Souvenir Shop • Photo Service Located in the Port of Tallinn, between Terminal A and the cruise area. Open daily 8-20 or longer depending on weather conditions. Tel. +372 526 6979, email@example.com, www.balloontallinn.ee
Discover the discoverer in you Exciting and educational exhibits for the whole family on electricity and energy, sound and light, chaos and cosmos. In the brand new Energy Discovery Centre! Põhja pst 29, Tallinn energiakeskus.ee
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES TALLINN ■ Museums Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseum)
Occupation Museum (Okupatsioonimuuseum) Toompea 8, Tallinn Old Town, B1 www.okupatsioon.ee. Tu-Su 11 - 18
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
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Old traditions Tallinn has two open-air museums, perfect for a day trip outside the city.
Daily life, as it once was.
■ 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
Some of these seaside farmhouses date back 150 years.
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
■ Estonian Open-Air Museum 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
Explore coastal life in Estonia.
TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
■ Viimsi Open-Air Museum & the Museum of Coastal Folk This small open-air museum looks at life in the coastal areas of Estonia. See a collection of seaside farmhouses dating back 150 years. During the summer, they will be hosting numerous cultural events, as well as one of the best farmer’s markets in town, every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. There is a fabulous view of Tallinn’s skyline across the bay, and the Viimsi area makes for an interesting day trip.
How to get there Take bus No 114 from Narva mnt at the Hobujaama or Pronksi stop and get off at the Rannarahva stop. The journey lasts about 30 minutes. You will have to walk about 500 metres and the museum will be on your left next to the sea. Rohuneeme tee 51, Pringi, Viimsi.
Located in the west end of the city, in the area known as Rocca al Mare, this large open-air museum looks at farm life in Estonia. The end of August will mark the Openair Museum’s 50th anniversary. Here you can take a ride on a horse drawn wagon, taste traditional Estonian foods, and visit the different farm houses spread out over 70 hectares of land.. ■
How to get there Take bus No 21 or 21b from the train station and get off at the Rocca al Mare stop in front of the main gate to the museum. Bus No. 22 and trolley buses 6 and 7 will take you from the city centre to the Zoo stop. Cross the street and walk along the seaside road for about 15 minutes until you reach the entrance. Vabaőhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. Insight into the life in Estonia during three occupations (1940-1991)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
1, 2 9 Kopli Sepa Marati
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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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From 4-24 August all tram lines will be closed. Tram lines 1 and 2 will be replaced by bus number 42 (Kopli-HobujaamaÜlemiste-Vesse). The bus line will follow more or less the same route as tram line 2.
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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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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.
E-tickets ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
1 hour ticket 1 day (24h) 3 days (72h) 5 days (120h) 30 days
€1.10 €3 €5 €6 €23
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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 PIRITA
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.
11-800 (+€0.74 / min)
LASNAMÄE KOPLI port
KALAMAJA ROCCA AL MARE
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€ 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
■ 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.
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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