Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

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The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, and its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (the churches in particular) and the domestic architecture of the merchants’ houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries.

Justification:

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that Tallinn is an outstanding and exceptionally complete and well preserved example of a medieval northern European trading city that retains the salient features of this unique form of economic and social community to a remarkable degree.

Year of Inscription: 1997

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  • The "medieval" restaurant in the church! - Chelsea Solan
  • Old Town, Food at Old Hansa, Kadriorg Park, Freedom Square, Kalamaja district, Town Hall Pharmacy, Free Walking Tour, Kumu Art Museum, St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral - Julie Sve
  • Tallinn in winter is a fairy-tale - Anne-Sophie Redisch

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