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Approximately 8 Hours
Tallinn was first mentioned in written records in AD 1154. Begin your day at the Nobel waterfront district, which dates back to 1912. A submarine plant was built here at the behest of the Russian Czar. Today, the revitalized area is fast becoming a distinguished neighborhood and boasts a picturesque seaside setting. You will stop for photos.
A famous local market offers hundreds of shopping and food tasting possibilities, from farm-fresh produce to tasty street food. Locals to do their everyday shopping here, but its lively atmosphere, fascinating selection of antiques, and on-site brewery also make it a great place for visitors to explore. Pause for a taste of Estonian rye bread and cheese.
Walk to the Lower Town -- a medieval Hanseatic city of craftspeople and merchants. Its history is evident in its guild houses, merchants' homes and age-old warehouses. Admire St Olaf's church, the Great Guild House, White Bread Passage, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. You'll also see the Town Council's Apothecary (1422) and the Town Hall (1404).
Enjoy lunch at an Old Town restaurant for a taste of local flavors.
A walk through the Rotermann Quarter reveals a cozy and friendly urban environment characterized by outstanding architecture and open spaces. At almost 200 years old, Rotermann is famous for its sheer number of historically valuable buildings, representing an entirely different era from the Old Town. Take a short break for cider at a Rotermann Quarter café.
You will also visit the Kalev Chocolate Shop, selling handmade chocolate treats and marzipan figurines. Succumb to temptation if you wish (at your own expense).
A 20-minute drive from town brings you to the Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum, displaying fine examples of Estonian rural architecture from the last 200 years. You will find many wooden buildings preserved in peaceful surroundings, including old farmhouses, fishermen's houses, a village church, a small school and windmills of various kinds. Take some time afterwards to browse in the museum's small gift shop.
Please note: Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Terrain includes cobblestones and uneven surfaces.