The appeal of St. Olaf's Church in Tallinn is not its internal beauty, but rather the stunning views if one treks up to the top of the church tower. There's a modest admission fee to embark on the 258 narrow steps, but the reward is a panoramic visionary experience.
History buffs will like St. Olaf's not only for its age, but its wartime history. Although first mentioned in literature in 1267, it is said to be a few hundred years older than that. It was a KGB radio tower from 1944 to the end of the Cold War. If climbing isn't your thing, it's free to visit the church and have a look around.
Tallinn's aged very well indeed, and if you want to soak up all the historic eye candy you can,... Read more