Tallinn Travel Guide
Tallinn is a modern city with a medieval twist, a place where the past is still alive and kicking!
btw, did you know Tallinn is in a CNN's shortlist of the best destinations of 2014?
check it out here: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/
Tallinn has made huge strides in transforming itself into a high-tech, cosmopolitan city over the past decade, but asmuch as Estonians are proud of the forward-looking nature of their capital, there’s no question that the city’s most valuable treasure is its connection to the past. The jewel in Tallinn’s crown is its medieval city centre, otherwise known as Old Town. This web of winding cobblestone streets and properties, dating mainly from the 11th to15th centuries, has been preserved nearly in its entirety thanks to a strong defensive wall - much of which is still standing -and a strict ban on the use of combustible building material. That bit of foresight means that 21st-century visitors can still stroll through Old Town’s streets, wandering past the same churches, squares, towers, and rows of peak-roofed houses that their predecessors did centuries ago. Considering that this is the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe, it came as no surprise when, in 1997, UNESCO decided to add Tallinn’s Old Town to its World Heritage list. Simply put, Old Town captures the feeling of the medieval era like no other place in the world.
The climate in Tallinn is characterized by a fairly cold winter, a cool spring with little precipitation, a moderately warm summer and a long and rainy autumn. However, some summers have weeks at a stretch of temperatures around +30°C, and a warm, sunny summer can keep autumn at bay until mid-October.
Average temperature in July +16,7°C
Average temperature in February -4°C