Filming and location scouting in Estonia's Tallin
Estonia's capital Tallinn is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the whole Europe. Here are the most interesting locations for filming in Tallinn.
- Tallinn Old Town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, beinga rare example of perfectly preserved medieval trading town. During the Soviet times it was often used as a background for historical movies. No wonder: its pebble pavements, crescent streets, gothic spires of old churches, cathedrals and abbeys, the City Hall Square and cozy hidden courtyards look exactly as they did centuries ago. The Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest City Hall in the whole North Europe (and the only one in Gothic style preserved): it was completed in its current form in 1404. The Old Town is surrounded by the perfectly preserved fortress wall including 26 towers.
- The Estonian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is a life-size reconstruction of the 18th century`s rural life. There are 14 farmsteads with farmyards, a church, several windmills, a schoolhouse and a tavern.
- The Baltic Sea is a key ingredient of Tallinn’s image. Tallinn boasts a 46 km coastline with beaches, promenades overlooking the Old Town and berths for yachts and cruise ships.
- The gloomiest attraction of the city is located on the coast, too. Patarei Prison was built in the first half of the 19th century as a sea fortress but was mostly used as a prison until 2002. A huge complex with cells, prison hospital, administration block and walking yard looks as if the prisoners left it only a week ago.