Although the coronavirus crisis has resulted in an unusual Midsummer where grand festivities are cancelled, Tallinn has many exciting opportunities for your holidays!
The first digital Midsummer Eve celebration is hosted by the
Estonian Open Air Museum Tuesday, June 23, starting 7pm
broadcast on Postimees). On the eve of June 24, one can
enjoy live music while dining in the Rotermann quarter. June
25, Tallinn City Museum offers a fascinating tour of the oldest
places and buildings of the Old Town. For the adrenaline
seekers and horror fans, a ghost tour is planned in the Old
Town. Tallinn Zoo and Tallinn Botanic Garden are also welcoming
visitors – the premises are open for visitors every day,
including national holidays.
Museums and visitor centres are also open at least some days of
the week. For example, the Energy Discovery Centre (closed only
June 24), the Seaplane Harbour and the Museum and Visitor
Centre of Fat Margaret which both are open on June 23 and 24
(from 10am-5pm). Tallinn TV Tower is just the place to escape
from the heat – it is open every day, 12pm-7pm (closed June
23). The tower of St Mary’s Cathedral is also open for
visitors, offering spectacular views of Tallinn.
PROTO Invention Factory (closed June 24), the Skywheel of
Tallinn and the Super Skypark’s hands on science centre Skylab
are also worth visiting.
More interesting events and places to visit can be found on the
Tallinn Card grants free access to the best museums of the
city. In addition, the card owners can enjoy free public
transport, various discounts in shops, restaurants and discount
of 50% on board the hop-on-hop-off Tallinn City Tour buses
(free with Tallinn Card PLUS). One Tallinn Card for an
adult is also valid for two children under the age of 7
Photo: Image by Hans Braxmeier from