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Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn

April 04, 2021
When it comes to underrated cities, Tallinn is ahead of the pack! Practically no one, apart from the people living in Estonia, is talking about this capital city. To say that it pales in comparison to the likes of Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam, and more in terms of popularity is a complete understatement. And yet, it's also a place you'd want to spend springtime in. With so many to see and do once spring arrives, you'll definitely keep yourself busy here in Tallinn. Here's how to best enjoy the season in this city!
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn


Best Weather For Exploring Old Town

Out of all the districts of Tallinn, Old Town is probably the most beautiful. Just as its name suggests, the area looks as if it never reached the 20th-century, let alone the 21st! With its cobblestone streets, brick towers, cottage cafes, and the like, it harkens back to the city's medieval origins. In fact, it's not farfetched to think that many of the homes and buildings here have remained from that time period. Paired with the sunny weather and fresh air throughout about by springtime blossoms, it makes Old Town an even dreamier place than it already is!
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Visit The Rummu Quarry

During most of the 20th-century, Estonia was part of the Soviet Union. it didn't gain independence until 1991, only 30 years ago. And while that time is undoubtedly one of the country's darkest pasts, it has left behind various relics that you can't help but be fascinated by. One such is the Rummu quarry made out of the labor of prisoners during that time. Nowadays, it's become one of the main tourist attractions near Tallinn, even going so far as being a summer hotspot since you can swim by the lake. Wouldn't you want to summer yourself into all this history?
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn
Source: Flickr.com/ Sofia Josefina Lavaste


Spend Time In Prangli Island

Speaking of a summer destination, or in this case, a spring getaway destination, Prangli Island is probably one of the best that's near Tallinn. Equal parts a sandy paradise and a fishing village, it's a remote little island in Estonia that's worth sailing off to when you want to escape the real world. There are various rocks to climb, hills to hike, and even traditional Estonian saunas to share with friends. Yes, that's the way they do it here in Estonia! Needless to say, you'll definitely make a lot of memories here on Prangli Island!
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn
Source: Wikimedia Commons/© A.Palu


Go Fishing

Who knew that Tallinn had a lot of nature-bound fun to offer? In the forests and nature preserves in and around the Estonian capita, freshwater lakes, streams, and rivers provide the perfect places to fish! Yep! Why wait for dinner when you can catch it yourself? Not a lot of people outside the country know this but various in Tallinn and near the city are suitable for fishing. So much so that it's become a popular pastime among locals and tourists alike. With the right bait, the right technique, and a whole lot of patience, you can easily catch a fish or two in this city!
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn
Source: Wikimedia Commons


See The Seals

Because it's such a bustling capital city, many people forget that Tallinn is actually a coastal city. It's far from the other coastal cities that are popular in Europe, especially along the Mediterranean like Cannes in France or Mykonos in Greece. Tallinn isn't exactly a popular summer destination like the rest of them. But during spring, along the coasts by the Baltic Sea, you get to see some amazing creatures you might not find anywhere else: seals! See how these adorable whiskered sea lions go about their days and swim and play around during springtime!
Spending The Spring Season in Tallinn
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tallinn may be far from your radar when it comes to where you ought to travel next but you might want to include it in your wanderlust come spring! There's a lot to look forward to during the season here in the Estonian capital!




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