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Tallinn , Estonia
Estonia - Baltic Capital
City is changing historical and new faces. Northern Estonia largest city has mixing of medieval and new bildings.
Has old town with beutiful gothy stile houses and new bilt center around old.
Estonian capital city had in soviet union time good atracted name in all other countries in union because of estonian high value culture and it canging novaday as newborn. Tallinn is a Capital City of Europe 2011. So old identity will mirroring in new or harsh realisation.
Tallinn has exact new local identity and its growing middle the eastern and european contacts.
A sea cost capital, a rare jewel in the north of Europe in the Gulf of Finland, that’s Tallinn. With one of the most completely preserved medieval cities in Europe it is a precious city on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Once a medieval Hanseatic town and for long periods in history dominated by the Germans, Swedes and Russians, Tallinn today contain lots of influence from those days but still manages to retain an Estonian soul and identity. This is not a huge capital, just about 400 000 inhabitants, but it has it all. A very rich cultural and pleasant atmosphere and many interesting sights yet to be explored.
The other side of the coin is an important Baltic seaport and a modern city with extra ordinary telecom and Internet solutions.
A place for business in the 21st century.
Add innumerable diverse cultural events, bargain shopping, five star or budget hotels and a pulsing nightlife and you have a city that is a must to visit when you are in the Baltic Region.
HAUNTED HOUSE COMES TO LIFE. Tallinn City Concert Hall (Tallinna Linnahall) was built in 1980 to host the events of the Olympic Yachting Regatta. Tallinn plans to develop the Concert Hall. Located between the Culture Cauldron and the Port of Tallinn, the premises of the City Concert Hall will serve as a public venue for the With international support, Tallinn will begin designing and constructing a new home for its city government in 2007 to last for the next 600 years. As the roads taken by Tallinn residents always lead to the Town Hall, the city is developing a recreation area surrounding the Town Hall, extending from the City Concert
INTERNATIONAL CITY. Walking the streets and lanes, it is evident that the buildings of Tallinn are as diverse and multicultural as its people. Over the centuries, artisans and architects from Germany, Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Italy have worked with Estonians to create the city we see today. Through immigration and occupation the appearance and atmosphere of this beautiful city reflect the diversity of the people who have built it both past and present.
CITY OF CITIES. Although home to many cultures, Tallinn firmly represents the character of the Estonian people and their land. Originally a border and a fortress city, it is also known as a garden city, a harbour, a destination for tourists and travellers and a centre for industry and learning. As the capital, Tallinn is the focal point of the region increasingly attracting international attention.
GATEWAY CITY. Estonia’s most important crossroads can be found in Tallinn, with roads and railways emanating outward across Estonia reaching even by sea and air to the rest of the world. Tallinn is the only gateway big enough to adequately welcome the world to Estonia, and as the largest market place in Estonia, it is also a gathering place full of thrift and enterprise.
FIRST AND REPRESENTATIVE CITY. With its dominance in finance and culture, it was inevitable that Tallinn would draw political minds from Estonia’s regional centres. Although the elders of old met in Raikküla, the declaration of independence publicly announced in Pärnu, and the Treaty of Tartu signed in Tartu, Tallinn is now Estonia’s seat of power. As a result, it bares the responsibility of representing the Republic and its culture to the world.
Stories about the distant land of Estonia were first told by the ancient explorers Pytheas and Tacitus. It was said that in the far north, at the last stop before the end of the world, there was a strange country with inhabitants and customs like no other. People knew about this place thanks to this tale, but few, if any, ever saw it with their own eyes. One thousand years later, Arab adventure seekers rediscovered this place. It was at this time that the 12th-century geographer and scientist, Al Idrisi, identified Tallinn as the “most important city” in this northern country. It would be almost another thousand years, before Tallinn, with the break-up of the USSR, would finally become recognized for its unique location and cultural importance in the region.
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