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BRIEF HISTORY GENERAL INFORMATION ARRIVAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Tallinn region was settled on the shores of the Gulf of Finland by the Finno-Ugric people already about 3500 years ago.
  • By the 10th century ancient Tallinn was known as a port and marketplace among Scandinavian and Russian merchants. To protect the port a wooden fortress was built on the limestone cliff.
  • 1154 Arabian cartographer al - Idrisi marked Tallinn on his world map.
  • In 13th century the Knights of the Sword from Germany expanded to the eastern part of the Baltic Sea. Estonia became christianised and part of the European culture and economic life.

    The Danish Period: 1219-1346
    In 1219 the Danes led by King Waldemar II, conquered Tallinn and Northern Estonia.
    Hence the name Tallinn was derived: Taani linn (Danish city).
    On Dome Hill (Toompea), the new stone fortress, and the Dome Church as a symbol of Christianity were built.
    A populated city developed at the foot of Toompea. During the Danish period, a street network developed within the city walls that has remained to the present day. A town hall, guild houses, churches and convents, storehouses and defensive structures were built.
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