1. Tallinn: Soviet History of Modern Tallinn Tour
Embark on a guided tour to discover Tallinn’s Soviet history. Visit highlights like Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Pirita Yacht Club, Linnahall, National Library of Estonia, and more. Drive until Lasnamae to see a fascinating part of the city that was considered Tallinn’s model socialist micro-district until the 1990s. Feel the typical Soviet atmosphere with apartment buildings that have not yet been remodeled. Learn how it has preserved its original appearance as a typical residential district. Walk through the district which is like an open-air museum of Soviet Estonia reflecting the style and architecture of its time. Be driven to the Baltic seaside to discover the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Maarjamae, dedicated to Estonian people who suffered the terror of the Soviet regime. It is a grand architectural achievement serving to remind the fragility of freedom and human life. Continue to the outdoor exhibition of the history museum showing life-size statues of old Soviet leaders like Lenin and Stalin. Access the history of the totalitarian state and sense the ideological foundations and methods of Soviet society. Take a break at the Pirita Yacht Club built to house the sailing games of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and enjoy the scenery of the Baltic Sea. Cross the city center until Linnahall, a city hall reminiscent of the 1980 Olympics. Watch wonderful views of Tallinn and learn about the history and architecture of this iconic concrete building. End your tour at the National Library of Estonia, the largest library in the Baltic countries with underground floors for a huge book depository. Listen to its similarities with Linnahall, featuring grand stairs and accesses stairs all over adding a clearly urban dimension. Choose to walk to the old town which is just 10 minutes away or visit the Museum of Occupations and Freedom.