When visiting the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia you can't miss out on the "The Times We Had" wall. It offers a gorgeous view of the city and Instagram worthy photo location.
We are in love with this lovely, charming Baltic place. It's not a country tourists flock to, but it couldn't be cuter. Red tiled roof tops, tall steeples and a quaint Old Town, Tallinn is cute, cute, cute.
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Whatever you end up doing, make sure you stop and take a photo the well loved "The Times We Had" wall. Here's how to get there.
Where Is The Wall?
The wall is on top of Toompea Hill which is full of different lookout platforms. This is one of the greatest places to visit to get a panoramic view of the city. From the hill you will be able to see the Baltic Sea and watch the cruise ships come in, you will also have a view of the beautiful and unique buildings Tallinn is filled with. Spending time here will make you feel like you've been whisked back in time to a fairy tale.
How Do I Get There?
Toompea Hill is easy to find. The best place to start is in Freedom Square. You'll know you're in Freedom Square when you see the big glass cross and yellow church. This is just on the outside of the main downtown area of Old Town. It's also a major bus stop which you will likely end up at some point during your visit to Tallinn.
Once you're in Freedom Square you will see a stone staircase. Follow those stairs all the way up to the top of Toompea Hill where the wall will be waiting for you. These direction may seem vague and there are not many specific street name to go off of, but I promise you will easily find it!
Can't Find It?
Many locals speak English in Tallinn! It will be easy to find help if you need it. Don't be afraid to ask someone for directions, you can show them a picture of the wall, or just tell them what you are looking for and they will be able to point you in the right direction.
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