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Estonia Travel Guide

by our Estonia expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyEstonia only came into existence through the retreat of the last ice age – it’s an old country. It has always had strong maritime links; the capital Tallinn being a major port for the Middle Ages Hanseatic League and now a highly popular sailing centre. Tallinn is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and the Old Town is a tourist treasure of history and beautiful architecture with narrow cobbled streets, ramparts and towers. The 13th century St Olav’s church was long the tallest building in the world and is still hugely impressive, as is the superb Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Other enduring monuments are castles such as Toompea, used by Estonia’s parliament. After centuries of foreign oppression, the present freedom was sparked by 1989’s ‘Singing Revolution’ by a 2 million-strong human chain, somehow typical of Estonian life – the national Song Festival is a huge event with its own permanent site. Outside Tallinn, lie magnificent forests and mountains, perfect for summer hiking and winter sports – Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and novel snow-tubing. Less-known is Estonians love of marzipan; Tallinn’s Marzipan Room boasts a vast and delicious array of every form of the sweetmeat.

Estonia Facts

National Flag: Estonian Flag
Language(s): Estonian
Currency: Estonian kroon
Capital city: Tallinn
Total Area: 45,228 km2
Population: 1,340,600
Dialling Code: +372
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitestonia.com/


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FCO Travel Advice for Estonia

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Tallinn Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies 2°C
36°F
-1°C
30°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies 2°C
36°F
-6°C
21°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies -5°C
23°F
-8°C
18°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain and Scattered Clouds Light Rain and Scattered Clouds 3°C
37°F
-4°C
25°F

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