Tallinn is a cosy capital with clean air and a relaxed vibe. Historical and cultural legacies from different eras contrast with its vibrant and creative urban environment.
Tallinn enchants with its medieval Old Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, varied districts and rich urban nature. A lively, year-round cultural scene and culinary delights inspired by local traditions and Nordic cuisine add further layers of interest.
Tallinn is an evolving city that will never be finished. Each season reveals a new facet, providing a reason to come back and stay a little longer.
The most recognised restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin Guide, arrived in Estonia in 2022.
The new guide features a total of 31 Estonian restaurants, including the first restaurants awarded with Michelin stars in the Baltic States – Noa Chef’s Hall and Restaurant 180° by Matthias Diether.
In addition, the Michelin Green Star guide specifically highlights restaurants committed to sustainable food preparation, and their Bib Gourmand award recognises restaurants that offer fantastic value for money.
Statistics: international tourism in Tallinn recovered steadily in 2022
In 2022, 1.4 million tourists (-21% compared to 2019, +107% compared to 2021) spent 2.6 million nights in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments. 73% of the accommodated tourists were international tourists and 27% domestic tourists. The average length of stay in accommodation establishments was 1.88 nights (1.84 nights in 2019).
Although Tallinn’s international tourism was recovering steadily, it was still far from reaching its pre-pandemic levels. The number of accommodated tourists staying in accommodation establishments in Tallinn reached 71% of 2019 levels. In Estonia on average, the recovery rate was 67%.
The international tourism recovery rate in Tallinn is similar to other capital cities in the region. The number of overnight stays of international tourists went up to 65% in Helsinki, 73% in Stockholm, 59% in Vilnius and 90% in Oslo.