Tallinn's civic life has been centred here at the southern edge of Town Hall Square since 1341, but the imposing Gothic building of today dates to 1404. Old Thomas, the weather vane who symbolises Tallinn, has been keeping watch since 1530.
Ethnic Composition: 49.5% Estonians, 40.5% Russians, 4.3% Ukrainians, 2.4% Belarusians, 3.3% other
Total precipitation: 654 mm
Avg. humidity: 79%
Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT+2. Summer time (GMT+3) is in effect from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
Estonia National Opera: Tallinn's pride and joy hosts opera, ballet and frequent performances by internationally-renowned guests.
Kadriorg Palace: In addition to being a breathtaking example of Northern Baroque architecture, the palace, built at the request of Peter the Great in 1718, is home to Estonia's Museum of Foreign Art. Open daily: 10:00-17:00 Closed on Tuesdays.
Rotermanni Salt Storage: This beautifully restored limestone warehouse hosts art and architecture exhibitions on four floors, and holds the library of the Museum of Estonian Architecture.