Tallinn Town Hall Square – View from Restaurant DomTallinn , Estonia
Tallinn Town Hall Square: the Center of the City
For the last eight centuries, the picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of the Old Town of Tallinn. It started out as a market place in the center of the Hanseatic town in the Middle Ages. In fact, it is still one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centers in the world. During the 13th and 14th centuries, it had its place as the center of the Lower Town, as the city of Tallinn grew. Nowadays, it is the center of the Tallinn’s much loved Old Town and remains the heart of the city and can be viewed on the Tallinn live cam. It is one of the most authentic medieval town centers in the world with cobblestone streets and many buildings which date back to its origins in the Middle Ages.
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Tallinn Town Hall Square today
The Town Hall Square is the core of Tallinn’s Old Town and can be seen in the above live HD webcam Tallinn footage. In summer, the Town Hall Square is filled with outdoor cafes and serves as a host for many events such as festivals, concerts, and fairs. The picturesque view and beautiful, colorful medieval houses make it a tourist attraction. Each winter, the square turns into a magical Christmas Market with a great Christmas tree standing in the middle. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441, when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world’s very first Christmas tree. The other big event held in the square is the Old Town Festival, which is a place for medieval reenactments and carnivals, keeping the medieval traditions alive.
The Old Thomas Vane
The Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest town hall in the Baltic region and in Scandinavia. The Old Thomas vane on top of the 64 meter Town Hall tower was erected in 1530 and is one of the special symbols associated with Tallinn. It can be seen on top of the tower on the Tallinn web camera online. This weather vane shows a picture of an old warrior holding a sword and an arrow and is said to be the protector of Tallinn. In 1944, when the town was bombarded, Old Thomas was hit. A reconstructed version was placed back on top of the tower, while the original version remains inside the Town Hall.
The Town Hall Pharmacy
The Tallinn Town Hall pharmacy is said to be the oldest pharmacy in Europe and has been operating from its current location from the day it first opened. It currently sells modern pharmaceutical as well as old time souvenirs. It has a small museum showcasing the remedies that were sold from this pharmacy in the 17th to 20th centuries.
Baltic Live Cam shows many interesting scenes via webcam Tallinn. These include a cam online rooftop view of the Old Town and a panorama view of Tallinn Bay. Live web camera Estonia brings many places in Estonia to life in cities such as Narva, Tartu and Pärnu.