The sights from Horisont Restaurant & Bar

 

We are pleased to greet you in the highest skybar in Estonia with unique breath-taking views over Tallinn. Here is what you can see:

  • NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ESTONIA

    The National Library of Estonia (in Estonian: Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu) is a national public institution in Estonia, which operates pursuant to the National Library of Estonia Act. It was established as the parliamentary library of Estonia on December 21, 1918.

    According to the Act, the National Library of Estonia is the custodian of Estonian national memory and heritage, and acts as the repository centre of the Estonian literature and national bibliography, the main information provider for the Estonian parliament and many other constitutional institutions, a national centre of library and information sciences, a site for the continuing education of librarians, and also as a cultural centre. (Wikipedia)

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  • TALL HERMANN TOWER

    The ancient towers of Toompea Castle are an integral part of Estonia’s political history. During the Mediaeval period, the Castle had four towers – Tall Hermann, Landskrone, Pilsticker and Stür den Kerl – which protected its four corners. Over time, these have been converted to fit the current needs, while Stür den Kerl has been demolished altogether. The most important of the remaining towers is Tall Hermann which flies the symbol of Estonia’s independence – our national flag – from its top, 95 meters above the sea level. (Riigikogu.ee)

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  • TALLINN OLD TOWN

    Built up from the 13th to 16th centuries, when Tallinn – or Reval as it was known then – was a thriving member of the Hanseatic trade league, this enclosed neighbourhood of colourful, gabled houses, half-hidden courtyards and grandiose churches is, quite rightly, the city’s biggest tourist draw. And the fact that it’s all neatly packaged within a mostly-intact city wall and dotted with guard towers gives it an extra dose of fairytale charm. It’s small, compact, and very easily explored on foot. (Visittallinn.ee)

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  • ST. OLAV’S CHURCH

    St. Olav’s Church (Estonian: Oleviste kirik) in Tallinn, Estonia, is believed to have been built in the 12th century and to have been the centre for old Tallinn’s Scandinavian community before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219. Its dedication relates to King Olaf II of Norway (also known as Saint Olaf, 995–1030). The first known written records referring to the church date back to 1267, and it was extensively rebuilt during the 14th century.

    In 1590, the total height of the church tower was 115.35–125 m. The tower has been hit by lightning around 10 times, and the whole church has burned down three times throughout its known existence. According to sources it was the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625, but this claim is controversial: one account of the final rebuilding states the church was formerly “ten fathoms” higher, but paintings depict a spire similar in proportions to the current one; moreover, several different fathoms were in use in Estonia at the time and it is uncertain which was meant. After several rebuildings, its spire is now 123.8 meters tall. (Wikipedia)

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  • THE SEAPLANE HARBOUR

    The Seaplane Harbour (Estonian: Lennusadam) is a maritime museum in Tallinn, Estonia, opened in spring 2012. The museum is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum.

    The museum is located in the Tallinn aeroplane harbour in a building originally constructed as a hangar for seaplanes in the area of Peter the Great’s Naval Fortress. The hall has an area of 8000 m². The hall was put out of service during the Soviet era. Its renovation started in 2010. The renovation was funded 70% by the European Regional Development Fund and 30% by the Estonian state. (Wikipedia)

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  • CHIMNEY NOBLESSNER

    Chimney of Non-ferrous metal Foundry at Noblessner Shipyard 1914-1915. (Wikipedia)

  • PORT OF TALLINN

    Port of Tallinn (Estonian: Tallinna Sadam) is the biggest port authority in Estonia. Taking into account both cargo and passenger traffic, it is one of the largest port enterprises of the Baltic Sea. (Wikipedia)

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  • MAARJAMÄE MEMORIAL

    Maarjamäe Memorial (designed by architect A. Murdmaa and sculptor M. Varik) stands on Pirita Road between the Lasnamäe plateau and Tallinn Bay. It was erected to those who had fallen defending the Soviet Union. (Visittallinn.ee)

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  • TALLINN’S SONG FESTIVAL GROUNDS

    In 1988, Estonians gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, to sing patriotic hymns in what became known as the Singing Revolution that led to the overthrow of Soviet rule. Today, Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds are mainly used for hosting international acts and Estonian Song Festival which is held every five years. (Wikipedia)

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  • TV TOWER

    The Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna teletorn) is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event (see Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics). It is located near the suburb Pirita, 6 km north-east of the Tallinn city center. The tower was officially opened on 11 July 1980 and 323 m (1030.2 ft) tall. (Wikipedia)

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  • LASNAMÄGI

    Lasnamäe is the most populous administrative district of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The district’s population is about 119,000, the majority of which is Russian-speaking. Local housing is mostly represented by 5–16 stories high panel blocks of flats, built in the 1970–1990s. Lasnamäe is usually referred to as a bedroom community. (Wikipedia)

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