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Finland and Estonia


Toompea or the Upper City has been associated with the rulers of Estonia for centuries, with successive rulers utilizing the mound as a seat of power and today is the center of the government of Estonia.

On the left is the narrow street that leads from the lower town of Reval, a thriving member of the Hanseatic trade league, to the upper town of Toompea, which was founded when the German Knights of the Sword built the stone fortress (1227-1229) and right is the much-rebuilt Toompea Castle, topped by the Pikk Hermann tower, which still dominates Toompea today and the house of the Parliament of Estonia.

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The Russian Orthodox cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, is located on Toompea and across the street from the Estonian Parliament.


Main Home Index Page
Links to our Visit to Finland and Estonia
Finland Home Page
Tallinn Entry Page
Towers and Walls
Medieval Streets
Church Walls
Town Square

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