Why did Reval become Tallinn?

Who built Tallinn?

In 1219 King Voldemar II of Denmark takes the stronghold of the north Estonian Rävala people as a base for his forces (hence the name Tallinn: Taani = Danish, linn = city). German merchants settle the town, and in 1248 are granted the right to use Lübeck Law, effectively making Tallinn an autonomous entity.

Why was Estonia created?

A Quest for Independence

For centuries, the Estonian people dreamed of establishing a state free from foreign domination. The 1917 revolution and the generally unstable situation in Russia created the opportunity for Estonia to gain its independence.

Is Tallinn worth visiting?

Estonians have a rich culture and you can find museums (different, ranging from medieval torture to popart and everything in between. I truly recommend to take a tour guide to walk around in the old town. It’s amazing, and all the stories! If you’re into night life then Tallinn is also a good place to visit.

Is Estonia expensive?

Estonia has become the most expensive country in the Eastern part of the European Union, Poland being cheapest. As confirmed by personal experience and fresh Eurostat data.

Who rules Estonia?


Republic of Estonia Eesti Vabariik (Estonian)
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President Kersti Kaljulaid
Prime Minister Kaja Kallas
• Speaker of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas
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