If you’re looking for a beautiful destination to whisk that special person away to for a romantic weekend, then consider the elegant city of Tallinn. The Estonian capital benefits from a perfect location on the Baltic Sea, is steeped in history and has plenty to occupy a new couple seeking privacy and intimacy. Located just a few hours by air from most of mainland Europe, Tallinn is the ideal destination for a romantic city break for you and your loved one.
1. European Capital of Culture
There are many reasons why Tallinn is the perfect backdrop for that romantic getaway. The city is European Capital of Culture for 2011 and it’s not difficult to see why, given the sheer wealth of attractions on offer. Begin your romantic break in the brightly-coloured Town Hall Square, the undisputed hub of the city for the past eight centuries, perhaps enjoying a coffee or hot chocolate at one of the many intimate cafés in the area.
2. St. Olav’s Church and Tower
No doubt the sparks will be flying between you and your partner, but spare a thought for the magnificent St. Olav’s Church and Tower. The world’s tallest building, from 1549 to 1625, has burned down due to lightning strikes no less than three times during its 500-year history.
3. Old Town
If the beautiful St. Olav’s church doesn’t stir the soul, take a trip through the dainty cobblestoned streets of Old Town. Stop to enjoy a bite to eat at one of the area’s many restaurants before heading to the Danish Kings Garden, which affords both privacy and seclusion and a chance to enjoy the city nestled amongst nature. The gardens are particularly beautiful at night, set against the city’s illuminated vista.
Toompea viewing platforms are visible from St.Olaf’s Church Tower
4. Toompea viewing platform
The Toompea viewing platforms provide a host of romantic spots. Toompea Hill, which overlooks the city, offers four outstanding views as the breathtaking panorama of Tallinn unfolds beneath you. What could be better than enjoying the view with a loved one, with a glass of wine and a romantic picnic?
5. Kissing Hill
To complete your trip around the city, there is no better place to finish your day that at Kissing Hill, located just before the main entrance to the Viru Gates. With its little wooden gazebo and benches, it’s the perfect romantic backdrop for the final stop of your day in Tallinn.
6. Where to stay
Of course, no romantic weekend break in Tallinn would be complete without the perfect accommodation. The city now boasts a hotel that provides the perfect mood for your weekend away with a loved one – the Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn. Whether you’re seeking a romantic two-night getaway for two staying in the plush surroundings of the hotel’s ZEN Suite (including your own private jacuzzi), or simply a high-quality hotel room, the Kreutzwald offers the perfect choice of accommodation in a range of packages to suit all budgets.
A ZEN Suite at the Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn
Furthermore, with two outstanding restaurants and packages to suit the budding romantic, there is no better place to stay for your romantic weekend in Tallinn.
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