Attractions & museums
Hellemann Tower and Town Wall in Tallinn, Estonia
Hellemann Tower and Town Wall
towers of the city wall
Hellemann Tower and Town Wall in Tallinn, Estonia
Hellemann Tower and Town Wall
towers of the city wall

    Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

    Climb this 14th-century tower and stroll atop its 200m stretch of Town Wall for fantastic views of Tallinn's medieval defences.

    The three-storey tower, which stands adjacent Müürivahe street next to Old Town's knit market, dates back to the 14th century and at different times was used as a prison and a weapons store.

    Nowadays it serves far more peaceful purposes: in addition to being a curiosity history-minded visitors, it houses an art gallery.  

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • Iconic Tallinn landmark

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      January 11, 2020 By product-of-canada

      For me, this should be number 1 on the TA list for Tallinn. This is visually iconic and beautiful. I could not stop taking pictures of the towers. The best photos were from just outside the wall... Read more comments

    • Worthwhile

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      November 24, 2019 By tufty1940

      Interesting historical tower as part of Town Wall. Very worthwhile and again historical with superb photo opportunities

    • Highly recommended if you are good with steps and do not have small children.

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      October 20, 2019 By Steve_of_N21

      This is the longest part of the original mediaeval city wall that it is possible to climb and walk along and for a small price of 4 euros it is well worth doing. From this end the spiral staircase... Read more comments