Tallest building in
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St Olaf's Church Viewplatform

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Why locals love it

Today, the church is home to a Baptist congregation, but its list of former operators includes a far more sinister name – the KGB. During the Soviet times the church's spire was fitted with powerful radio and surveillance equipment. It was the highest point in Tallinn after all, and the Viru hotel was already too wired.

Why you should visit it

If it's a good view you're after, you'll be happy to know you can climb the church's spire, which offers a 360-degree view of Tallinn. You'll have to pay a small admission fee, but the view is worth it. Did you know that the St. Olaf's church used to be the tallest building in the world (though only for 76 years) 'til the Eiffel Tower was built.

Special tip

We've ensured we keep the nice silhouette of Tallinn by law - no building in Tallinn can be built higher than St Olaf's Church.

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5 Comments

Train your legs!
Rune
Traveller
April 7, 2019
Nice view
Mihhail
Local
October 2, 2018
Great views from up there, ticket is also super cheap!
Jette
Local
September 12, 2018
The best view to the entire city of Tallinn, good workout for glutes and quads too, while walking the stairs.
Natali
Local
August 8, 2018
Best enjoyed during the first sunny days in April and May. The dark roof attracts sun and makes chilly spring weather feel like hot summer. Awesome views across the old town as well.
Kalev
Local Expert
April 10, 2012

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