The history of Tallinn in Estonia

Tallinn is one of the largest cities and also the capital of Estonia, with a population of 418,107 as of 1 November 2012. The city presents a beautiful sight being located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town of Tallinn is also present in the UNESCO’s records of World Heritage Sites.

Being situated on the northern coasts of the Estonia, Tallinn is also regarded as one of the top digital cities on the planet, and has also been remained European Capital of Culture for a second year.

Ravel was the first name given to the city in the thirteenth century and it was only changed to Tallinn in the middle of the 19th century. Like all historical places of the world, the city has met with many wars, attacks, and conflicts in the past. The history of Tallinn is presenting an indefinite time of bloodshed, torture and torments during World War II.

Surprisingly, with its battle ridden past, much of the medieval old town survived and it still exists, portraying the pain of those people who lost their lives before 1991. An independent democratic Estonian state was developed and re-established and Tallinn was announced as the capital of a de facto independent country on 20th of August 1991.

The old town was persevered in it best shape, with all the streets, temples, and pastel houses in it and today they have to become a mere shade of the history. The old town keeps an interesting story of all time to share, it is said to be a major part of the Europe where struggles for rehabilitation are still under way.

The town can be surfed on foot without any vehicle. If you visit it, you should have a guide in hand to trace down the popular spots such as The Town Hall Square, The Great Guild, The State History Museum, and Kadriorg Palace.