Tallinn TV tower (Estonian: Tallinna teletorn) is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event (see Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics). It is located near the suburb Pirita, six km north-east of the Tallinn city center. With its 313 m (1030.2 ft), the TV tower is the tallest nonbuilding structure in Tallinn. The tower was officially opened on 11 July 1980. The viewing platform at a height of 170 metres was open to the public until 26 November 2007, when it was closed for renovation. The tower began receiving visitors again on 5 April 2012. The building is administered by the public company Levira (formerly Estonian Broadcasting Transmission Center Ltd) and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
The architects were David Baziladze and Juri Sinis, the engineers Vladimir Obydov and Yevgeny Ignatov. The construction work was supervised by Aleksander Ehala.
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Dave Cunnah | Feb 6, 2018
Good views over the city. There is a small museum and the worst 3d cinema I have ever been in (It just didn't work- try as I may to put the glasses on in different configurations it was still just two images). Take the lift up to the 22 for for a great view (entry about 5 euros) and a weirdly posh restaurant. You can catch the 34A bus from central Tallinn to get here. We walked most of the way back as it went through a nice forest and along the coast. It was snowing at the time which made it all look really good.
Katja Glinskaja | Feb 26, 2018
It's fun to visit once especially on sunny day with clear skies. But it seems this place doesn't change too much through the years, exposition is pretty much the same and mashroom robots seem to be a bit tired already. Otherwise not bad option for first time visitor
Wouter Boeckmans | Feb 28, 2018
If you’re in Tallinn for just a short stay, it’s too time consuming to get there. If you got some time to spare: sure do it. Great views from the top, you can even go outside, weather permitting. And it’s got a nice history/story behind it as a symbol of the singing revolution. No taxi or Uber available on the way back...so check out the bus schedule.
Mauno Pihelgas | Feb 11, 2018
Excellent view, and the restaurant is now open. They also offer a 'nice weather guarantee'. If the visibility is poor, you can get a stamp on your ticket for a free return on another day.
Christian Riiser | Feb 23, 2018
Good sights. Restaurants customer service. Non existent. Asked us to wait 20 min for them to clear a table for us to use..
akarsh shetty | Mar 28, 2018
Awesome views on a clear day. Its a fairly self guided tour. Plenty of kiosks with interesting facts that kids can play with. And circular glass areas which shows the drop to the bottom, Scary to stand on if u have a fear of heights. But don't worry with a click of a button u can glaze the transparent glass over.
Nas Alsayegh | Mar 10, 2018
A good place to see the whole city from a top view. It has a restaurant as well if you want to have a cup of coffee or have some food. Beware of the floor holes
Richard Black | May 2, 2018
Great views over the city. Really interesting history of the tower, Estonian culture and of Estonia's path to independence. There's a café and restaurant at the top (food is excellent) and now you can take a walk outside whilst harnessed up to the tower. Highly recommended.
Evelina Kurtinaityte | Apr 25, 2018
Really great place with a professional guide who gonna help you to understand the real meaning of the tower. Calm and comfortable place for groups. Also, cheap price and really good restaurant up. So if you want to see all Tallinn in less than 30 mins - this is a right place.
Tami Giga | May 11, 2018
Excellent! Awesome view! Nice service! Maybe it needs wider variety food at the restaurant, but so far very nice service and good quality offers! Thanks.
Harri Inkinen | May 21, 2018
Nice view over Tallinn! The holes in the floor, the games and the person walking around in a tower-shaped alien costume makes this a fun place for kids! The restaurant upstairs was of high standard. This tower was built in the 80's when Estonia was still a part of Soviet Union - and it shows. The rusty tank sitting in the yard was a nice touch. Worth visiting for tourists!
ramyakrishna jayanthi | Jun 30, 2018
It is one of the most fun TV towers I have ever been to. The information is presented in extremely fun and interactive methods, there is a lot for kids and adults alike. The view is amazing and there are cameras that you can manipulate all around the tower making it way more interesting. But the best part is the walk around the edge, where you can walk, jump and sit with your legs hanging down from the edge of the tower!!!!
John Neiberger | Jul 2, 2018
My kids and I had a great time. The historical exhibits were very interesting, and the walk on the edge of the tower was terrifying fun! It's a little expensive, but definitely worth it!
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