Tallinn – creativity, books & contrasts

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Tallinn – city of contrasts

Tallinn really inspired me. For me this is a city of creativity and history; a city that pushes you from the early 12th century to the 21st and back to the Sovjet times. There is simply so much to see!

Discover Toompea and the old town, Kalamaja, the modern Rotermann Quarter and some relicts from the Sovjets.

Tallinn – coasting by bike

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Sunshine, 22°C and a light breeze from the sea – are there better conditions for biking along the coast?  Once moving out of the city and leaving the cruise ship terminal behind we just enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. A bicycle lane lead us along the coast. We could smell the fresh air, crossed sport fanatics on their skates and couldn’t get our eyes off the beach and sea.

Read more about our biking tour to Rohuneeme and the nice restaurant at the coast where we enjoyed our lunch break.

Tallinn – books, galleries & museums

Tallinn’s affinity for books, design and art already hit me when I stepped out of the plane. I was walking across the terminal and became totally surprised to see a library with lounge furniture, gates designed like a pub or a huge interactive map of Estonia. I almost had a feeling like relaxing at home.

Read more about Tallinn’s museums, galleries and affinity for design.

Tallinn – food? Excellent food!

Hapukapsasupp, Kali, Kama and Kilud are just a few typical Estonian dishes belonging to a cross over kitchen between Russian, German and Scandinavian with its own character. Traditionally farmer families were eating a lot of fish, rutabaga, cereals and brown bread. Many folksy dishes like aspic, sauerkraut or black pudding survived until today.

Check out the typical Estonian cuisine, restaurant recommendations and ice-cream!