Tallinn is the cosy and picturesque capital city of Estonia. Located in the north-east of Europe, by the Baltic Sea.
As a modern, sustainable, and innovative capital, Tallinn is an ever-evolving city that will always provide a reason to come back and stay a little longer.
In 2022, 1.4 million tourists (-21% compared to 2019, +107% compared to 2021) spent 2.6 million nights in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments. 73% of the accommodated tourists were international tourists and 27% domestic tourists. The average length of stay in accommodation establishments was 1.88 nights (1.84 nights in 2019).
Although Tallinn’s international tourism was recovering steadily, it was still far from reaching its pre-pandemic levels. The number of accommodated tourists staying in accommodation establishments in Tallinn reached 71% of 2019 levels. In Estonia on average, the recovery rate was 67%.
The international tourism recovery rate in Tallinn is similar to other capital cities in the region. The number of overnight stays of international tourists went up to 65% in Helsinki, 73% in Stockholm, 59% in Vilnius and 90% in Oslo.
In 2022, travellers from Germany made up over 5% of all tourists in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments. Altogether, Tallinn accommodated 55,475 tourists from Germany, who stayed a total of 126,745 nights.
Find more information on the Tallinn accommodation statistics dashboard.
In 2023, Tallinn holds the title of European Green Capital 2023.
In the Green Capital year, Tallinn’s main themes will be biodiversity, green innovation, climate, and sustainable governance.
This year will see several public projects and events aimed at involving local communities in the green transformation of Tallinn. Long-standing public events such as the Tallinn Old Town Days and the Youth Song and Dance Celebration will take place sustainably.
The culminating event of Tallinn’s Green Capital year is Tallinn Greentech Week on 14-17 November. The event will include international forums and conferences, as well as a Greentech EXPO.
Find out more at greentallinn.eu
The most recognised restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin Guide, arrived in Estonia in 2022.
The new guide features a total of 31 Estonian restaurants, including the first restaurants awarded with Michelin stars in the Baltic States – Noa Chef’s Hall and Restaurant 180° by Matthias Diether.
In addition, the Michelin Green Star guide specifically highlights restaurants committed to sustainable food preparation, and their Bib Gourmand award recognises restaurants that offer fantastic value for money.
Tallinn has an abundance of events and something for everyone - Tallinn is host to many excellent concerts; museums and galleries offer diverse international and Estonian exhibitions, and every season sees an exciting festival or large event in Tallinn.
The 13th Youth Song and Dance Celebration takes place in Tallinn this summer. Tallinn Old Town Days will focus on environmental issues and will take place sustainably. In winter, Tallinn's Town Hall Square transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland.
With a rich historical heritage, Tallinn offers many unique and intriguing venues for organising events and conferences. At the same time, as one of the world's leading digital countries, e-solutions and innovative thinking are part of our DNA.
Visit Tallinn convention bureau has created a sustainable roadmap for organising your event in Tallinn. Tallinn provides free public transport for the delegates of international events (conferences, culture and sports events).
To get inspired, read about some events noted for their responsible practices.
CASE STUDY: Eco-friendly event “Meta Boost Guide to Green Conference”.
The city of Tallinn has created a support grant for international conferences held in Tallinn. Conferences that meet the support criteria may apply for a cover of up to 60% of the eligible expenses actually incurred. The maximum grant per conference is €30,000.
Find out more about the Tallinn international conference support grant.
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