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    Town Wall: Nunna, Sauna and Kuldjala Tower

    The oldest sections of Tallinn's city wall were built in the 13th century. During the next three centuries, it became one of the largest and strongest defence systems in entire Northern Europe. More than half of the magnificent defence system has been preserved as a city wall - this includes 1.85 km of the wall, 26 defence towers, 2 gates and fragments of two front gates. Patkuli viewing platform is a good place for examining the city wall, and a number of towers are open for visitors. You have a chance to walk on a small section of the wall that connects the Nunne, Sauna and Kuldjala towers. The wall has a wonderful view of the Old Town and Toompea.

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    • A brisk walk around the city walls

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      September 20, 2023 By Richard S

      During our visit to Tallinn we had a walk around the city walls as well as the old town. Some lovely meandering paths around this part of the city and some great photo opportunities.

    • Don't bother, better views elsewhere

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      September 13, 2023 By Roger B

      We decided to go on the city wall at Linnamüür. Cost 3 euros per person cash only. First experience was the worst attitude we have seen in a long time. We were asked for coins, but having just... Read more comments

    • History All Around

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 29, 2023 By chrissieb94

      The oldest parts of the of the wall date from the 13th century. Ultimately it became one of the strongest defences in Europe. Much of it is still there today. We visited Long Leg Gate (Pika Jala... Read more comments