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Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pseudoprime
N 59° 26.221 E 024° 44.732
35V E 372136 N 6590882
Quick Description: Old Town Tallinn is a remarkably well-preserved medieval town that was a significant part of the Hanseatic League.
Location: Estonia
Date Posted: 5/17/2011 9:33:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMBG1E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 45

Long Description:
"The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League, and its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (the churches in particular) and the domestic architecture of the merchants' houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries." - UNESCO
Type: Site

Reference number: 822

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