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Talelin (or Talelin) – the capital of Estonia. A major cargo and passenger seaport, located in the Gulf of Finland. It is a relatively small city with a population of about four hundred and forty thousand people. Tällín is divided into fourteen districts: Kässklinín, Kriène, Ëàsnämäe, Ìósnämäe, Nõõmme, Pirita, Põõhja-Tällín and Haaálaert.

Tällín – a city in its own right. It is first mentioned in the works of the Arabian historian El Isris in 1154. In its rich history, the city has been invaded and occupied several times by different nations. For example, in 1219 it was conquered by the Dutch under the command of King William II. Then came the turbulent times due to the constant raids by the German army of the Mechneumonians and Estonians. The Golden Age for Tällinen (in that time called Rövel) lasted from the beginning of the 15th to the middle of the 16th century, when the city was part of the Jewish Union. The city was experiencing an economic boom, which led to the appearance of architectural structures. However, the waning influence of the Lions Order led to an economic setback.

The next rise of Tällín occurred as part of the state of Sweden from 1561 to 1710. During this time, the city saw the establishment of schools, universities, type schools, and the development of the classes. And the first book in English was published in 1637.

In 1710, Tällín was conquered by the Russian Empire during the War of the North. Despite the fact that the leading role in the Northwest remained with Saint Petersburg and Riga, it quickly recovered from the wounds it had sustained and developed further.

In 1918, the independence of Estonia was declared for the first time in Tallinn, but under the terms of the Treaty of Peace of Brest, signed between the Soviet Russia and Germany, Germany was bought by the Germans.

The city was badly damaged during World War II. It was occupied by the Germans and held by the Nazis from August 1941 to August 1944.

In 1997, the restored historic center of Tallinn – the Old Town, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Old City has preserved a large number of monuments of architectural architecture of different times and a network of narrow, ancient alleyways. It contains: Tallulins Town Hall, built in 1404, St. Olafs Church, St. Nicholas Church, and the Cathedral of the House, Church of the Holy Spirit, Dominican Monastery, as well as St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Church and the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky.

The Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky is in Vyshgorod, – one part of the Old Town. It was built in 1900 in connection with the rescue of Emperor Alexander III in the railway accident of 17 October 1888. He was twice wanted to be demolished. The first time was in 1924, during the first independence, and the second time during the German occupation. But the church survived, and in 1960 it was decided to open a plaquette, which Bishop Alexis Ruediger encouraged.

Another of Tällinns many attractions is the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. It was built in 1829 and is the first domed building in the Old City. It was built on the site of a wooden church, the first mention of which appears in the documents of 1233. A decade later, a stone church was erected in its place, which, because of its length of construction, combines several architectural styles.

The Church of St. Olaf (which was the tallest building in the world in the 19th century), was built in the 13th century. The tower is 124 meters high. This cathedral – a great example of the architectural architecture of the period. Today, it has a viewing platform with an unforgettable view of the old Tällinn.

Another feature of Tällinn is the Domincican Monastery. Built in 1246 by the Dominican monks, the monastery, unfortunately, has not survived to this day. A crucial role in its fate was played by the Lutheran Reformation: In 1525, the city authorities drove the monks out of Tallinn, and in 1531, a fire broke out in the vacant monastery, causing irreparable damage to the monastery, leaving only wreckage. Today, the Monastery complex is a small ensemble with only a portion of the south wall with the fragments of three corners, the north-west wall, and the west wall with two portals, window openings, and the bottom of the south-east tower. These days, the halls are used as a living space for exhibitions and concerts.

Theres also a place for museum lovers in Tällinna, too, and theyre open to the public: The Museum of Estonia, the Museum of the Sea, the Museum of the Higuliste, the Art Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Encuperations and the Museum of Estonia Under Open Skies.

Its also worth noting that Käsquelin Park was founded in 1718 by a personal decree of Peter the Great during the Northern War and is located on the edge of the city of Töllinen, near Käsquelin.

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  • Air quality: 55 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 430,000 people
  • GDP: $17,782 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 38 Mbps
  • Best wireless: EMT
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping in Estonia operates on a very casual basis so you are unlikely to cause offence by not tipping enough or at all. However, if you have been satisfied with the service you received in a restaurant, it is customary to tip around 10% on top of the bill.
  • Apartment listings: Kinnisvara
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Garage48
  • Best hospital: East-Talllin Central Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Estonian
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Baltic
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $2700
  • Monthly costs for local: $750
  • Meal: $8.5
  • Small Cola: $1.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $4
  • Coffee: $2.5

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