Tallinn University of Technology

About Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia and an ideal destination if one wants to combine the comforts of modern world with rich cultural scene and historic settings. With half a million citizens, Tallinn is hardly a world metropolis. However: short distances and low traffic are advantages to cherish. Whether you have only a few hours or a few days, you get to experience a lot. Medieval Tallinn Old Town, one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world, is just a short walk away from the city business centre with its skyscrapers, modern hotels, luxurious restaurants and shopping centres.

Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for it’s authentic Hanseatic architecture. The Old Town is the city's pride with its centuries-old streets, houses, towers and squares that look like it was ton right from the pages of a stodybook. Enjoy the cobblestone streets and houses dating back as far as to 11th century, visit few of the local galleries and museums, indulge in small cosy cafés or restaurants and buy travel memorabilia from open air Hanseatic fairs.

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Business district

Just a 5 minute walk from the medieval Old Town is the thriving business centre of Tallinn: modern glass and steel skyscrapers, high-tech hotels and conference centres, hundreds of restaurants and bars, banks and shopping. Here is everything you would expect from a modern European capital, within an easy reach and for a friendlier price. There are also high-tech solutions that go hand-in-hand with Tallinn life, like free wireless Internet available practically everywhere and the common practice of paying for parking by mobile phone.

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Background info

Officially, there are a bit less than 500 000 people living in Tallinn, most of whom are Estonians. Russians (about a third) are the biggest national minority, followed by Belorussians, Ukrainians and Finns making a total of 6% when combined. Estonian and Russian are the most common languages, though you won’t have any trouble with English as it's very widely spoken, German and Finnish quite common too.

Geographically, Tallinn is situated in the northern coast of Estonia, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland. It is the closest capital city to capitals of Finland (Helsinki, 80km); Latvia (Riga, 315km) and Sweden (Stockholm, 380km).

Length of the coastline is about 50km and renovated beach promenade close to city centre, running by the Pirita bay, is a popular place among morning runners, walkers and cyclists.

Local population density is quite low – only about 2551 people per square kilometre. It is about 5 times lower than London and 2 times lower than Moscow.

Public transportation system in Tallinn is good and operates from around 5:30 in the morning until the midnight. During midnight hours, you can take advantage of the short distances and walk or take a taxi. 




Tallinn Official City Guide is packed with offline information on attractions, restaurants and events. The most useful part of the app is layered offline map. All information is stored on your phone after an initial update – no data roaming charges! The app works with Android 2.1 and more, it also works with older HTC (Desire) and Samsung phones (smaller apk). 

Dowload: Android versioniOS version


To download, please click www.tallinn.mobi 

Interactive map of Tallinn is available here


Book an accredited tour guide from the Tourist Information Centre. Please try to book at least four days in advance. For more inofrmation please see here