Category Archives: Estonia

Images of Estonia

Images of Estonia

Estonia’s capital city was an important trading post on the Baltic Sea for more than 800 years. Its walled medieval quarter is full of stone towers, cobbled streets, old houses and guild halls where German-speaking merchants and craftsmen did business, and churches with ornate spires. It’s fun to wander around when the cruise ship tourists… Read More

Impressions of Tallinn

Impressions of Tallinn

We really enjoyed visiting the capitol of Estonia. Here are some reasons why, along with other impressions. Tallinn is compact and crowded. It has a medieval core of cobbled streets lined with painted stone houses and churches from the 1300s to 1500s, when the city was a major German trading post in the Hanseatic League… Read More

Impressions of Estonia

Impressions of Estonia

With two weeks free between stints at our Swiss house sit, we headed north to the Baltic Sea to visit Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and Riga, the capital of Latvia. Tallinn is the farthest north (almost 60 degrees latitude) and the farthest east in Europe we’ve ever been. It’s also the first place we’ve… Read More