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ast month my Facebook newsfeed was filled with news reports about Russia, and photos of mushrooms. This year was one of the best years for mushroom picking due to the hot summer and the rainy start to September. The forests were full of mushroom foragers searching for the untouched spot of ground where they could fill their basket, or baskets. If you drove through the countryside in September and wondered why there were cars seemingly abandoned at the side of the road, this was why. I am no mycological expert. I can identify two types of mushrooms, and when I go foraging with my friends or cousins, I have them carefully inspect my basket. And to be completely honest, most of the other types of mushrooms I have found, turn out to be inedible, i.e. poisonous. If you want to try Estonian mushrooms and don’t have the expert mycological knowledge of Estonians, then I suggest visiting one of Tallinn’s markets. I found out recently that an ex-pat friend

of mine had never been to Tallinn’s central market, or Keskturg. And hearing of all the mushrooms to be had this year, I was happy to take him. Tallinn’s Keskturg is a sight to behold. I remember my grandmother taking me there on my first visit to Estonia in the 90s and I was overwhelmed by all the stuff. (The market has changed somewhat since the 90s). While there is an excellent variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, small goods and cheese; there is also a lot of other stuff, like clothing, things for the home, plants, and more. This month, read all about Estonian craft beer, and the newest restaurants in Tallinn. Want to escape the city, why not go and visit Kuressaare, Saaremaa’s island capital. And as always, we have all the latest news and events and more to keep you entertained!

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8 restaurants: Estonian craft beers and where to drink them Markofka Toidutuba Restoran Konrad Carmen Café Feudi di San Gregorio Wine Bar

October Highlights 01 LENNY KRAVITZ ROCKS TALLINN As part of his world tour, the American superstar will take to the stage at Saku Suurhall 28 October. The concert will feature songs from his Strut album, as well as some of his other hits. Tickets start at €49 and are available from Piletilevi. Read more on page 16.

02 CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY The annual St. Martin’s Day Fair will take place at the Saku Suurhall from 6-11 November. Purchase handicrafts, knitwear and pottery from some of Estonia’s best craftsmen. Enjoy live music and workshops as well.

03 THE START OF OPERA SEASON In September the Estonian National Opera began its 109th season. The Handel opera Rinaldo started the season in September. The Rimsky-Korsakov opera Snow Maiden will be performed for the first time on November 19. The National Ballet will also bring the favourite Tchaikovsky ballet Sleeping Beauty to the stage on October 14.

04 AN ANIMAL PUMPKIN PARTY On October 25 at 12pm, you can watch animals enjoy pumpkins at the Tallinn Zoo as part of their annual pumpkin party. Polar bears, elephants, and camels will also enjoy pumpkins. The pumpkins were grown all over Estonia and sent as gifts to the Tallinn Zoo.

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

O 'Malleys, Odessa Restaurant, 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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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.

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.

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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KGB Museum

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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

Kadriorg

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

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

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

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

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

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn.

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

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

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

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

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


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Carmen Café Rotermanni 5 / Roseni 10, Tallinn, A2. Smoothies, coffees, wines, beers, and drinks are all on offer at Rotermanni Quarter’s newest café. At Carmen Café you can enjoy breakfast, starting at 8am or just a simple pastry. The lunch buffet offers warm and cold foods that are charged by weight.

Restoran Konrad Vabaduse väljak 3, Tallinn B2. This is the latest addition to Tallinn’s fine dining scene, under the direction of chef Rene Uusmees. The restaurant is located in the newly renovated Palace Hotel, just on the opposite side of Freedom Square. The menu focuses on Estonian cuisine and the various influences on Estonian cuisine throughout the 20th century.

Feudi di San Gregorio Vana-Viru 13, Tallinn Old Town A2 Named after a winery in Italy, this wine bar offers of course some great wines, but also some great Italian food. Choose between great pasta and appetisers. It’s a wonderful spot to enjoy some snacks while sipping on the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio.

Estonian brewing brewin g traditions B TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

eer brewing has a long history in Estonia. Wheat, rye, and oats have long been cultivated in Estonia. Beer brewing methods varied regionally, giving each beer a different taste, colour, and strength. Some beers were made with ingredients that we now consider perhaps a little odd, ingredients like juniper, or birch. Estonian craft brewers have started bringing back some of these old styles of beers, and the response, nothing but happy beer drinkers. Estonia’s biggest breweries like A. Le Coq, Saku and Viru Õlu together make up 90 of the market share. But it’s the craft brewers that are taking home the prizes. At the beer championships in Helsinki, three Estonian craft beers won over the Norwegian beers. Within the past year or so, as the brewers created more beers, us beer drinkers needed somewhere to go and try them and buy them. Many small bars and pubs have opened up in the Tallinn for just that purpose. We’ve compiled a list of places to buy the beers to

take home, or sit and enjoy a night ht sampling different brews.

beers, both German style beers.

Where to drink

■ Pudel

Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn A1

■ Kochi Ait Trahter Lootsi 10, Tallinn A3.

Kochi Ait is brewing six of their eir own types of beer, which you can an enjoy individually, or as a sammpling. In addition to the beer, there re is live music at the weekends and nd an extensive menu.

Pudel markets themselves as a Saku-free zone and Estonia’s first craft beer pub. Their list of beers is long, as well as their selection on tap. A must-stop for beer lovers.

■ Hopner ■ Brewery Õlleklubi

Rüütli 4, Tallinn Old Town A2

Pikk 1, Tallinn Old Town A2

Located just around the corner from the Town Hall Square. They have a long list of local beers, beers many of which are even available on tap. Their menu is also worth a taste.

Brewery offers four different nt beers, as well as a large selection on of international beers.

■ Sfäär Mere pst 6, Tallinn A2

■ Koht

Sfäär has a great selection of craft beers and a great menu and atmosphere to go along with it. Sfäär also has two of their own

Lai 8, Tallinn Old Town A1

Blink and you might miss it, as the entrance to the bar is located in the courtyard. This cosy lit-

tle bar has over 300 hu n d re d different kinds of beers and most of Estonia’s craft beers. Koht also has a little shop at the front where you can buy beer to take with you.

■ Põrgu Rüütli 4, Tallinn Old Town A1

The draft and bottled beer selec selection at this cosy cellar bar in Tallinn’s Old Town is impressive. It was the first bar to start offering the Estonian craft beer Saaremaa Pihtla. They also have their own beer on tap, Esimene Sorts, which is definitely worth a taste.

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Drink Baar attracts locals and tourists alike with their seemingly infinite selection. Around the corner is their Drink Shop, where you can buy the beers to take home too. ■

Markofka Toidutuba Tulika 19 (Flora Maja Courtyard), Tallinn Owned and run by Inga Paenurm (previously chef to the Estonian President), and her sister, this is the place to come for dishes inspired by local ingredients. It’s currently open for lunch, Monday to Friday, from 9.30-16.00, with daily lunch specials. And then from Thursday to Saturday, Markofka Toidutuba organises special dinners. You can check their Facebook page for updates.

Põrgu has an impressive selection of draft beer.

The staff at Pudel are knowledgeable about all things beer.


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

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

Rock Café

Sports

Tartu mnt 80D, Tallinn.

Clayhills

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Pikk 13, Tallinn Old Town H1.

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Võrgu 3, Tallinn

Begin your evening at one of Tallinn’s loveliest cafes, a place set in an old stone house on Kalasadama where the food is lovingly prepared, the menu varied, and the prices are not too high. Every evening needs a little food to start it off, and this is the perfect place. You can find everything from well-presented but filling main courses to sweet treats. Cake and wine never tasted so good, and every big night out needs to begin with a full stomach.

Tops Soo 15, Tallinn A1

This little watering hole, with the horseshoe-shaped bar surrounded by tables wedged together, is in the middle of Kalamaja, a district that was cool for a very long time. Tops has only been open for a few years, but it has the atmosphere and feel of a much older bar. It takes fixtures and fittings from the 1960s and ’70s and puts them into what - and I’ve got to be honest when I say this - looks like my old cricket club pavilion; a snapshot of imagined good times in about 1973. If this doesn’t sound appealing, factor in the great ser-

Mündi 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Nimeta Baar Suur-Karja 4, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Lai 2, Tallinn Old Town G1.

Koskenkorva Karaoke Bar Roseni 13, Tallinn A2.

Nightclubs CatHouse

Cigar Lounges

Tartu mnt 17, Tallinn B3.

Chicago 1933

Vabaduse väljak 10, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

La Casa del Habano Dunkri 2, Tallinn Old Town H1.

t’s autumn. That means all those nice venues outdoors, the summer terraces and so on, have closed their roof gardens. However there is still more going on in Tallinn than you can shake a stick at. Nightlife in the city is improving all the time and there is no better time to check this out than in the supposedly slow season. Tallinn is a lovely little city with a lot to offer, whatever the time of year. There is no better time to put this to the test than a time of year when the evenings are drawing in.

Kohvik Moon

Mad Murphy’s

Gelsomino Karaoke

Sigari Maja Raekoja plats 16, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Bibabo Café Amigo Viru väljak 4 Tallinn B2.

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

Club Münt

Estonian

Mürivahe 22, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Karja Kelder

Club Privé

Väike-Karja 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Harju 6, Tallinn Old Town I1.

Kochi Ait Tavern

Club Studio

Lootsi 10, Tallinn A3.

Sauna 1, Tallinn Old Town I2.

Kolmas Draakon

Panoraam

Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2.

Valli Baar

Parlament

Müürivahe 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Live Music

Pudel hosts monthly comedy and quiz nights.

vice you get from smiling barstaff, the wide drinks selection, the chummy locals, and the vinyl record player, on which you can choose what the bar hears. Tops is only open Tuesday to Saturday, but it’s well worth a look.

Pudel Baar Telliskivi 60A, Tallinn A1

If you’ve not been out of the Old Town, chances are you’ve never been to Pudel Baar, the brainchild of James Ramsden, the Yorkshireman who first brought carefullycurated beers to Estonia through Drink Baar and Drink Shop, then moved on to Telliskivi, where there was an opportunity to do something new and Scandinavian with a bar. The result? Pudel - a no-nonsense wood-panelled

bar built into the corner of an old factory. You will find the well-lit, white interior cheers you up no matter what autumn blues were afflicting you outside. The staff at Pudel are the best of the best - they don’t just take the beers out of the fridge and take your money like some Estonian bar-staff; instead they are happy to talk you through the enormous selection of craft beers, most of them either the product of micro-breweries from all over Europe, or the best kind of imported British and Belgian beers. Pudel adds to the alreadystrong appeal of its core product by hosting monthly comedy and quiz nights, and, occasionally, the now-legendary ”drink and draw” art classes.

Tops, the little watering hole in the middle of Kalamaja.

Ahtri 10, Tallinn A2.

Tapper Pärnu mnt 158G, Tallinn.

Café Amigo

Teater

Viru väljak 4, Tallinn B2.

Vabaduse väljak 5, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Chicago 1933

Vabank

Aia 3, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Harju 13, Tallinn Old Town J1.

Clazz

Venus

Vana turg 2, Tallinn Old Town H2.

Vana-Viru 14, Tallinn Old Town H3.

Moon

F-Hoone Telliskivi 60A, Tallinn A1

F-Building, to give its English name, is the centre and heartbeat of the regenerated Telliskivi complex, having been one of the first developments in the area. Generally a cafe and restaurant that is open until late, F-Hoone holds regular parties, which you can find out about through Facebook. Given that the converted industrial space is long, wide and has three separate rooms, it brings scope to have two different DJs playing at any one time, meaning that some excellent nights of

dance music in one room and retro music or hip-hop in the other have already occurred. Though some of the original F-Hoone staff have moved on to newer ventures such as the overrated Kohvik Sesoon, the magic of the older venue has remained as it has become established in the Tallinn scene. ■

✎ 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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Clazz Vana Turg 2, Tallinn Old Town H2. Tallinn’s favourite jazz bar has reopened! Nothing has really changed inside: the décor is similar, the menu is still great, and you can hear live music almost every night of the week. We stopped in to check it out a few weeks ago, and what a party it was inside. Everyone was dancing, the band was great, and the drinks were flowing. This is a must-stop for your weekend.

Shimo Wok & Roll Bar Rataskaevu 9, Tallinn Old Town H1. Shimo now has a new and larger location in Tallinn’s Old Town. Enjoy a good selection of Tex-Mex dishes, pub food, and a wok and Asian-fusion menu. We haven’t had the chance to try the menu yet, but the kitchen is open late and prices are good. Keep up to date as to what’s going on via their Facebook page.

The Highlander Kuninga 1, Tallinn Old Town H2. Tallinn’s only Scottish Pub is located in a cosy little cellar in the Old Town. They offer a great selection of Scottish beers and whiskeys, as well as some tasty Scottish themed bar foods like haggis balls, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, and of course the deep fried mars bar.

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“We were a group of 42 people and we decided to visit the Estonia Concert Hall. On the way back to the hotel, we stumbled upon the Beer Garden, a restaurant in the Old Town. They had a great selection of beers and fantastic food, but the best part was that we got to sit together at one big table! We danced until we could dance no more! Some of us even partied until morning and did not even make it back to the hotel…” Jane, 36; London

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shopping

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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

Honest Fashion Estonian designer Reet Aus created a trend from trash. TEXT ARJA KORHONEN, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

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eet Aus is in many ways a pioneer in the fashion world. She has started the world’s first recycled materials collection and is trying to introduce the idea of using surplus material in mass production in the fashion industry. The phrase nomen est omen or name is mark, comes to mind when you think if Reet. Her surname Aus, means honest and noble, and Reet’s company Aus Design looks for the path towards ethical fashion trends and dealing with problems in the textile industry in the same way. The use of used materials is called upcycling. Reet speaks about this with enthusiasm. When leftover materials are not thrown away, then new fashion is created and the price of those materials rises.

factory’s size amazed Reet, who was used to small scale production. “There are a total of 32,000 workers in the factory. The factory feels like a small city”. Reet Aus introduced her upcycled collection outside of Estonia in 2007. She has been in invited to Berlin, Paris, and London fashion weeks. “At the beginning they told me I was ahead of my time. Suppliers did not even want to buy it”. Now, since the market has changed quickly, Reet’s clothing can be found in fashion boutiques throughout Europe. “Consumers have become

Ahead of her time

The use of used materials is called upcycling.

Reet Aus knows what she is talking about because she even completed her doctoral thesis on the topic at the Estonian Art Academy. Her work looked at Bangladesh’s largest textile factory Bexicom and its social and environmental impact. The first visit to the company was particularly unforgettable. The

more aware of design and environmental issues. People think about who they want to give their money to”, she explains. Reet is therefor a realist and believes that in the future only a small percent of consumers will purchase upcycled products.

Estonian design, all under one roof The Estonian Design House houses a showroom, several design studios, the Estonian Association of Designers, the office of the Design Night Festival, and the design café Klaus. Here you will find everything from interi-

or design to fashion. The work of over 80 Estonian designers is represented at the Design House. ■

Location Design House Gallery Kalasadama 8, Tallinn

Small leaders? Forty-year-old Reet Aus has a PhD and is mother to three children, though she looks like a young girl. Reet is a true Pippi Longstocking, who is exposing the secrets of the fashion industry. After her upcycling collection, Reet is already on to another project. Together with her research group, she is finishing the certificate for her upcycled products. With the help of the EU certificate, the customer will know that the dress on the hanger is truly made with recycled fabric. So that upcycling truly has meaning, large manufacturers like H&M should implement the use of surplus fabrics. We have been talking quietly with large brands, and in principle they would be interested if… “The fashion industry is not happy to admit it, but they too have to take responsibility for waste”. “Leftover material in the fashion industry is in large quantity”. According to Reet’s research at Bexicom, using surplus fabric would reduce waste by half and save 80 on electric and water costs. “Using surplus is easy, and it is useful for everyone, and everyone wins in the end”, Reet confirms. ■

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


Autumn in Tartu – Full of Colours and Culture

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utumn in Tartu is a beautiful time to visit. The colours are changing, the city is lively and filled with students, and there is no shortage of activities for the whole family. Theatre season is in full swing and new exhibits have opened in the museums. From October, the Tartu Vanemuine Theatre will be putting on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera. There will be 24 performances, including eight in Tallinn at the Nordea Concert Hall. Tickets are available from Piletilevi, Piletimaailm, and Ticketpro, as well as from the Vanemuine Theatre box office. For more information: www.vanemuine.ee Have you had a chance to visit the AHHAA Centre? This is one the largest science centres in

Autumn events

NEW! Firearms Museum in Tartu

• σ-λμ October – International Early Music Festival ORIENT et OCCIDENT (www.festivitas.ee) • λν-λσ October – Tartu Autumn Days μκλξ (www.studentdays.ee) • νλ October – μ November – IdeeJazz: Tartu Jazz and Rhythm Music Festival (www.ideejazz) • λο-νκ November – Tartu Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF (http://μκλξ.poff.ee/eng) • μς November – λμ December – Christmas Jazz (www.jazzkaar.ee) • νκ November – μξ December – Christmas in Tartu (www.joululinn.tartu.ee) • ο December – Nordic Symphony Orchestra Concert (www.nordicsymphony.com)

the Baltics and starting November 14, the new exhibit “Ahhaa Dinosaurs!” will open and run until April 2015. Until November 2, don’t miss your chance to see the exciting sea exhibition “Sink or Sail?” You can test your

What was Roosevelt’s favourite gun? What was Al Capone’s favourite gun? Do you know what gun Hitler used to kill himself? All this and more can be learned at the Tartu Firearms Museum. And what’s even better, you can test your shooting skills as well! The museum is open Monday to Saturday λλam – ρpm. Tickets cost: Υο adults; ξΥ students and seniors; λνΥ family pass. For more information visit www.relvamuuseum.ee

navigation skills and engineering knowledge, as well as learn more about water physics and maritime disasters. For more information visit www.ahhaa.ee Did you know that only 21 km south of Tartu, in Tõravere, is

the Tartu Observatory? This is a must-see sight when in Southern Estonia. The observatory houses a 1.5 metre telescope and a virtual planetarium where you can explore the night sky. There are various exhibits about astronomy and

even a computer from the 1980s, the kind that takes up an entire room! For more information visit: www.to.ee For more information about Tartu: www.visittartu.com Photos: Liina Laurikainen, Tartu City Photostore

Explore Tartu city statues! Did you know Tartu is a city of appr. λκκ,κκκ citizens? This is a monument to the birth of the λκκ,κκκth Tartuer erected in λσρρ.

Statue of Jaan Tõnisson (λςπς-?), legendary statesman, the owner and editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Postimees".

Sculptures of Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde (unveiled in λσσσ) having a conversation which could have taken place in λςσκ. These two men probably never met.

The statue of Kristjan Jaak Peterson (λςκλλςμμ), Estonian poet who aspired to create original Estonian literature and is also famed for having walked from Tartu to Riga (appr. μοκ km).

In λσσς the Town Hall Square was decorated with a fountain-statue of two kissing students, which has become a symbol of the youthful and academic spirit of the university city.

Twin statues "Father and Son" (μκκξ), which depict the sculptor himself and his λ.ο-yearold son.

The Stone Bridge, which was commissioned by Catherine II served the city for λορ years since λρςξ. It was destoyed in WW II and replaced by Arched Bridge in λσοσ, which has now become one of the symbols of the city.

The Sculpture of a Pig (μκκς), in front of the largest indoor market in Estonia, symbolizing wealth and trading.


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outside of Tallinn

TALLINN

HAAPSALU Hiiumaa

TOP 5 Kuressaare Saaremaa KURESSAARE

PÄRNU

KIHNU

RUHNU

01 EPISCOPAL CASTLE

City Guide:

Probably the most famous landmark in Kuressaare is the Episcopal Castle. Built in the 13th century, this medieval castle is the best preserved in the Baltics. Today the castle is home to a museum that has many permanent exhibits discussing the history of Kuressaare and Estonian history in general. Kuressaare Episcopal Castle Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare

02 KURESSAARE TOWN HALL & OLD TOWN

Kuressaare TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

Kuressaare is the capital of Saaremaa, and the largest town on the island. Until 1918 it was called Arensburg, after the fortress, and during the Soviet period it was called Kingissepa after the famous communist, Viktor Kingissepa. In 1988 its historical name Kuressaare was restored. This island town has seen its fair share of rulers including Denmark, Sweden, and Russia. The story starts in 1227, when the fortress was built as the stronghold for the bishop, and a small settle-

Estonia’s most unique lake About 18km from Kuressaare along the Valjala-Kuressaare road is the 100m wide meteorite Crater Lake. The crater was formed by a meteorite about 2700 years ago and is one of the largest in Europe. According to Scandinavian mythology, the area is known as “the sun’s grave.” It was said that the sun had chosen to be buried there and thus Estonians are considered to be blessed people. Close to the crater is also a museum, shop, and tavern.

ment was built around it. In 1559, the bishop Münchhausen sold his estate to the King of Denmark Frederik II, and in 1563, Arensburg received its town status. In 1645 the Swedish era began, as did the modernization of the city. The town hall and weigh house were built, as well as streets that are more or less in the same network today. The 18th century saw the beginning of the Russian period, and in 1858 the first boat service from Riga began. In 1889, Muhu was connected by boat service to the mainland. During the Soviet

In the Old Town, be sure to visit the Kuressaare Town Hall, an excellent example of Nordic Baroque-style architecture and home to Estonia’s largest canvas ceiling painting. Across from the Town Hall, on the eastern side of the Keskväljak (Central Square) have a drink at the Old Weighhouse or Vaekoda as its now called. Built in 1666 during the Swedish period, it is the only one of its kind in Estonia. Kuressaare Town Hall Tallinna tn 2, Kuressaare Vaekoda Pub(Weigh-house) Tallinna tn 16, Kuressaare

period many of its residents were forced to move off the island, and Estonians needed special permission to visit Saaremaa. ■

How to get there Take the ferry to Saaremaa and Muhumaa from Virtsu to Kuivastu. Saaremaa and Muhu are connected by the Väinatamm Bridge. There are also regular ferries from Hiiumaa to Saaremaa between Triigi and Sõru. Find schedules and ticket information on-line: www.tuulelaevad.ee Distances: Tallinn- Virtsu 135 km Tallinn – Kuressaare 217 km

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

04 HALLIKIVI ADVENTURE PARK Located just outside of Kuressaare, Hallikivi Adventure Park offers hours of fun for active people. With four different levels of difficulty, the park has ropes, cable bridges, and other kinds of obstacles, some even with a height of 5 metres. Hallikivi Adventure Park is 15 km outside of Kuressaare, in the village of Vennati in Kärla municipality.

05 WINDMILLS The symbols of Estonia’s islands are windmills and lighthouses. Many original structures can still be found on the islands. On the island of Saaremaa, in Angla, there are five windmills.


Photo: Hedon Spa

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beauty

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■ Beachside hedonism The Hedon Spa Hotel in Pärnu is a truly indulgent place to go, especially now that they are using Cinq Mōndes spa products. The brand brings together traditions from five different parts of the world: Bali, India, Brazil, Japan, and Polynesia. The brand’s manager has been travelling the globe for years, in search of the best beauty treatments and massages. This is how Cinq Mōndes was born in 2000 – luxury natural spa products for the face and body, which help repair, nourish and revitalize the skin and the senses. Each product is made with natural and organic ingredients. Visit the newly renovated Hedon Spa Hotel in Pärnu to try a spa procedure. Hedon spa & Hotel Ranna puiestee 1, Pärnu.

The Beauty Capsule The spa capsule at OK Salong offers a truly unique spa experience. TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

A spa capsule is exactly what it sounds like, a fully immersive spa experience. It is one of the few spa capsules in Estonia and can be visited at the OK Salong near Tallinn’s harbour. Spa capsules are used for body wrapping procedures, which is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at the moment. Body wrapping helps prevent and treat cellulite, improves skins elasticity, prevent stretch marks, cleanses the body of toxins, revitalises the skin and the mind, and more. When you arrive at OK Salong, the cosmetician asks you to fill out a form to help tailor a program suited to your individual needs.

There are many different kinds of wrapping procedures, which use different creams and exfoliants, but a typical wrap starts like this: Peeling is the first step, where the skin is cleansed, and pores are opened to allow the wrap to get deeper into your skin. This is then rinsed off with the shower setting and you rest with the body mask in the capsule for 20 to 40 minutes. Afterwards you rinse off in the shower again and then you enjoy a 30 minute massage. It was recommended that I try the “Cranberry Vitamin Bomb”. This body wrap revitalises and moisturises. I lay down on the table in the capsule and then it was closed over top of me, leaving only my head exposed. The capsule has various

settings –shower, light therapy, music, infrared treatment, vibrating massage, and steam. The first step was a sugar scrub with cranberry pieces, and then the cranberry mask was applied, after the scrub had been rinsed off. The mask stayed on for 30 minutes; meanwhile the light therapy, infrared, and steam settings had been switched on. The vibrating massage was also very relaxing. Afterwards, the cranberry body cream was applied with a massage. I left the spa capsule feeling very clean and relaxed. The 90 minute procedure cost 55. ■

Relaxing while enjoying a body wrap.

Location OK Salong Lootsi 3A, Tallinn A3.

The capsule has various settings.

The royal treatment – for your feet Tiia Ilusalong is the place to come to get your feet looking their best.

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

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, at Tiia Ilusalong, you are well looked after. Tiia Ilusalong differs from other nail care salons because they don’t cover up the problem, they fix it. Nail drills, proper treatments for problematic nails, and long foot massages are just some of the things that Tiia Ilusalong offers. The salon has been operating since 1993, and long running business and regular clients

(both international and local) are proof of the quality service Tiia Ilusalong provides. Their expert nail technicians assess the problem with the nail and can put a protective nail over the problematic area. Ingrown nails will also be cut out so that the nail can grow back properly. Tiia Ilusalong also has the only nail laser in Estonia, where after just four visits (in most cases) the nail fungus will be gone. “Unfortunately nail fungus doesn’t just go away. Often, a doctor will prescribe pills for this, but

those can be harmful to the liver”, explains Krislin, one of the salon’s nail technicians. The laser treatment is a safe an effective way to treat this common problem. Tiia Ilusalong takes cleanliness very seriously. All of the utensils,

like nail files and tweezers used are disinfected and sanitised, and everything else is used one time only. “Many foot problems start with improper care of your feet. We must remember to dry between our toes, cut our nails properly, and keep our feet moisturised. And most importantly, always wear sandals at public pools”, explains Krislin, as she examines my feet. “ After talking to Krislin, I was amazed at how many problems a small piece of nail can cause.

Ingrown nails are painful and can be easily treated however. Even corns, which keep some people from wearing sandals in summer, can be easily treated at Tiia Ilusalong, by applying a skin softener, and in extreme cases are cut out. A pedicure starts at 28 and lasts 1.5 hours. This includes, soaking, filing, exfoliating, moisturising, and your choice of nail polish. ■

Location Tiia Ilusalong Estonia pst 1/3, Tallinn B2 Located on the third floor of the MELON Shopping Centre.


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october events

Lenny Kravitz is known for his energetic concerts.

Tallinn Restaurant Week 1-7 November 2014

This annual restaurant festival invites visitors to come and sample meals for lunch or dinner at some of Tallinn’s top restaurants at unbeatable prices. The aim of the festival is to bring food culture closer to the citizen. Reservations for Tallinn Restaurant Week will be made available at the end of October on-line (www.tallinnrestaurantweek. ee), so be sure to book in advance. Places fill up quickly! ■

Eksperimenta! 2014 23 October – 23 November

The funk rock king conquers Estonia

The second annual international youth contemporary art triennial Eksperimenta! will take place in Tallinn’s Old Town from 23 October to 23 November. This year’s topic is “Art and Science”. The triennial presents the works of young artists from 11 different countries, aged 14 to 19. Exhibits will be on display in St. Catherine’s Church and in the Hopner House, on the Town Hall Square. ■

The American style icon Lenny Kravitz will perform in Tallinn October 28. TEXT MIKKO VIRTA, PHOTO CONCERT ORGANISER

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enny Kravitz will promote his new album Strut, which was released on September 19th. He released his first album 25 years ago, and the new album is said to be a return to his roots. Strut is clean and tight rock with rhythmic elements. The first sampling of the new album is the single The Chamber. It’s a mix of the rock, soul, and funk that Lenny Kravitz’s music is known for. Kravitz is known for his many sides; he plays both drums and guitar. On his new album, Kravitz plays guitar, keyboards, and drums. The Grammy award winner also has acting talent.

He will take to the stage at the Saku Suurhall to play new and old hits. His most well-known songs are Mama Said, Are You Gonna Go My Way, Let Love Rule, and Again. The 50-year-old rocker performed a few years back in Tallinn and this concert promises to be great too! Tickets are available from Ticketpro starting at 49. ■

Location Lenny Kravitz 28 October Saku Suurhall, Tallinn.

■ 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.

47th Saaremaa Rally 10-11 October

The rally takes place on the gravel roads, between the juniper trees on Saaremaa from 10-11 October. The start and finish take place in Kuressaare, the island’s capital. ■


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Tallinn for kids TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

There is no shortage of fun things to do for children and their families in the city.

Energy Discovery Centre (Energia Keskus) Põhja pst 29, Tallinn A2 Located in the Kalamaja district, the Energy Discovery Centre has 130 interactive exhibits that present the history of energy, nuclear energy, sound, and optics. The centre is housed in a renovated 100-yearold power plant.

Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam) Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn The Seaplane Harbour or Lennusadam (as it is called in Estonian) is more than just a maritime museum. The largest exhibits are the ships and a submarine. Many of the exhibits are interactive so that for example, visitors can try navigating a ship in the dark Tallinn harbour. There is plenty to see and do for people of all ages and the building itself is worth seeing.

Tallinn Zoo Paldiski mnt.145 / Ehitajate tee 150, Tallinn There is a lot to see in the large zoo: hundreds of species of animals, everything from mammals to fish to birds. The Zoo is located in the Rocca al Mare district, and you should plan to be there for several hours, especially if you want to see all of the animals. The bus stops at the nearby shopping centre (one of the largest in Estonia).

Estonian Health Museum Lai 30, Tallinn Old Town A2 The newly renovated Health Museum is great fun for the whole family. It is filled with health related artefacts, interactive displays and many hands-on exhibits.

Estonian Puppet Theatre & NUKU Museum of Puppet Arts Lai 1/Nunne 8, Tallinn Old Town A1 Theatre performances are held everyday, but for the tourist, the museum is probably the most interesting attraction. The NUKU museum introduces the visitor to modern techniques using the history of the Puppet Theatre. See how theatre puppets are made professionally. There are puppets on display in the large exhibition room that have been used in theatre productions, as well as puppets that have been imported from around the world. Even the outside of the building has an interactive display window that features “The Steam Theatre,” which is activated by mobile phone.

Children’s Museum MIIAMILLA

Viking Village, Saula, Kose vald

Open year round!

Viking Village Only 15 minutes away from Tallinn! Interesting activities for young and old!

Koidula 21A, Tallinn A4 This is truly a museum for kids, especially those between the ages of 3-11. Exhibits change frequently and many are interactive as well. A smaller museum of the same name can also be found in the Kalamaja district (Kotzebue 16, Tallinn A1), which displays modern and antique dolls.

WELCOME TO THE ESTONIAN OPEN AIR MUSEUM!

An Estonian village in the capital of Estonia bread baking on Härjapea farm on October 3-5

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cooking Sundays on Härjapea farm calligraphy exercises at Kuie School every weekend horse and carriage rides, a village shop from the 1930s, Estonian national food at the inn. Open daily at 10-17 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.

• Trip to Saula blue springs • Archery • Sail with a viking ship • Trout fishing • Viking games • Different saunas: cave sauna, juniper sauna, smoke sauna • 205 seats in our tavern • Appetisers • Accommodation for 63 • Pre-booked programmes available Tel. +372 5664 2528, www.viikingitekyla.ee Group booking: info@viikingitekyla.ee

Free entry!


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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

■ 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

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

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

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

The Maiden’s Tower Museum & Café

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

There might not be anything better than a museum with a good café, and this is exactly what The Maiden Tower offers. With the weather getting cooler and nights a little bit longer, the museum café is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Neitsitorn is one of the 20 surviving towers of the Old Town’s fortification wall. The history of the tower (Meghede torne) dates back to the 1300s. The Maiden’s Tower was erected between 1370-1373 when the wall was built in the Danish King’s Garden. During the Livonian War (1558-1583), the tower was damaged and lost its military functions. From 1842-1960, the tower was used as a residence and was even home to one of Estonia’s top architects Karl Burman after World War II.

Each floor is designed differently and tells a story of its own. There is an exhibit in the basement, where you can watch a film about the history of the tower, or listen to the sad tale of the misfortunes of a 16th century Livonian maiden. The large window offers a panoramic view of Tallinn’s Old Town. ■

Location Lossiplats 11/Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn Old Town A-B 1. Opening hours: Oct–April Sun–Thu 11.30 am–9.00 pm (last admission – 8.30 pm); on Fridays and Saturdays 11.30 am–10.00 pm (last admission – 9.30 pm) Exhibition open on Mon to Sun 10.30 am–6.30 pm. Closed on national holidays From 10.30 am–6.30 pm admission to the tower includes admission to the café and 10% discount on the bill.


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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

Sirbi

Sitsi Lõime Angerja

Madala

KALAMAJA

PÕHJA-TALLINN Ehte Volta

Trolley-buses 1 3 4 5 6 7

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Trams

Balti jaam Telliskivi

1 Kadriorg – Kopli 2 Ülemiste– Kopli

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

Kolde puiestee Ädala Lille

Looga Mustjõe

Ülase

Hipodroom

Taksopark

Pirni

Hipodroom

Zoo

Mooni Koskla

Välja Haabersti

From the driver

Linnahall Port

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Balti jaam Mere pst Hobujaama L. Koidula Tallinna Htl. Tallinn OLD Ülikool 6 TOWN Htl. Tallinn 1 Paberi Tehnika Tõnis3 Estonia KAUBAA. Adam- mägi Keskturg Vabaduse soni MAJA väljak Tõnismägi AutobussiKoidu jaam Lubja Koidu

KADRIORG

Taksopark Koskla

UUS-MAAILM

VEERENNI

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Majaka

ÜLEMISTE

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Majaka põik

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KRISTIINE

Sinilille

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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.

Kelmiküla

Ristiku Sõle Humala

HAABERSTI

Põhja pst

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

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Sääse

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Ülemiste

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

Linnu tee

Aiandi

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

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

Free

JÄRVE

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

TALLINN CITY TOUR 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.

6-118-000

11-800 (+€0.74 / min)

www.pilet.ee, info@pilet.ee

LASNAMÄE KOPLI port

KALAMAJA ROCCA AL MARE

PELGULINN MERIMETSA

OLD TOWN

VEERENNI

KADRIORG

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 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

www.visitestonia.com Tartu

■ By bus:

■ Phone calls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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