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Tallinn’s Green Heart

Greenery around medieval city centre

Hirvepark, photo: Tallinn Environment Department

The Old Town of Tallinn is surrounded by a green belt of beautiful parks and wonderful gardens around Toompea hill. If you look at the Old Town from high up it forms the shape of a heart. This indeed is the Green Heart of the City. It offers many opportunities to walk around old parks and to step away from the bustle of the city centre. In addition the Green Heart boasts some of the oldest trees in Tallinn.

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View from Patkuli viewing platform, photo: Tallinn Environment Department
Services and routes

Those who are more adventurous do not even need a map to enjoy the greenery of the Old Town, because every road reaches a green area.

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Swedish bastion, photo: Tallinn Environment Department
History

The Toompea insular height formed 100 millions years ago. In Estonian mythology, Toompea is known as the grave of Kalevipoeg.

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Harjumäe bandstand, photo: Tallinn Environment Department
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