Why locals love it?
Heavily militarised during the Soviet era, Estonia isn't exactly in short supply of abandoned military sites. The town of Paldiski, with its Cold War population of about 14,000, was one of the more secretive locations. Today the town is open to public and explorers are free to roam the places that once earned this settlement its clandestine status.
Why you should visit it
The Western coast is more than just a nuclear playing ground. It's an area where the massive Estonian limestone plateau forces its way to the surface, forming high cliffs pounded by the Baltic sea. Deeper inland you will find thick woods with beautiful waterfalls, old manor houses and even an eerily quiet medieval fortress.
Here and there you might stumble across (with help from Traveller Tours) some oddities that veer just a little bit to the deep end of the weird-scale.
On the corner of Harju and Niguliste street Tallinn