Why locals love it?
Locals love this area as a place to work, shop, eat and relax. There are always a lot of cool and interesting things going on here that you can participate in. The old Rotermann quarter was once an industrial wasteland, littered with derelict buildings. Now many of them have been fixed up and pimped up into something truly remarkable.
Why you should visit it
What makes the Rotermann quarter such an atmospheric place is the old factories that have been skilfully and thoughtfully rejuvenated with ultra-modern architecture. The transition between old and new is almost seamless, in a way that we haven't seen in many other cities. Fans of contemporary design will find this place fascinating.
There's a legendary Estonian candy shop, Kalev, that's worth a visit for some sweet treats and gifts.