Tallin, Estonia, may be new to your ears, but this bustling European capital is one of the up and coming tourist destinations in the Baltic. The city's richness in culture and history is what makes visitors come and visit, along with the different excursions and activities you wouldn't find anywhere else.
So why not put Tallinn on your travel bucket list? This European treasure is a must-visit place you should not miss. Here are the best activities to do here.
Learn how to make chocolate at Kalev Chocolate Shop and Sweets Mastery in Rotermann Quarter. This is no ordinary sweets shop. Upon entering Kalev, you can witness the behind the scenes work of master chefs whipping up some of the best chocolates ever, and you could even have the chance to learn and make them yourself!
Visit the Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. The name may sound boring, but once you go inside you'll discover why it's hailed as Europe's most exciting maritime museum. Initially built in 196 to house sea planes, it's now converted into a cavernous museum which frankly looks a lot like a really hip nightclub. The walkways are dramatic, and the displays are incredible.
Take some pictures at the Kohtuotsa viewing platform. Located on the northern side of Toompea hill, you'll be granted with a picturesque view of Tallinn's skyline, a myriad of red roofs and medieval-like towering spires of the Old Town. The feeling is indescribable, it seems like you're in the heart of Tallinn when it was first thriving as a small, medieval town way back. Not to mention, the view makes for a good Instagram photo.
Dine at the Umami restaurant. One of Tallinn's most loved restaurants, Umami is an apt choice if you're seeking authentic Estonian cuisine. The restaurant's vibe is really friendly, the staff is more than accommodating, and the menu promises dishes that reflect Tallinn's ingenuity and culture. Owned by Janno Lepik and Kristjan Peäske, this place has another branch in Leib.
Visit the Estonian Open Air Museum. Discover more about Tallinn's way of life by visiting the Estonian Open Air Museum, just 15 minutes from the main city center. The place will greet you with villages and farms, a literal representation about how the way life is in Tallinn during the early 1700's to the 20th century. You can ride a horse and buy traditional handicrafts in the museum.
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