Pikk Hermann

Tallinn, Estonia

Pikk Hermann (Tall Hermann) is a tower of the Toompea Castle. The first part was built 1360-70. It was rebuilt (height brought to 45,6 m) in the 16th century. A staircase with 215 steps leads to the top of the tower. Pikk Hermann tower is situated next to the Estonian Parliament building and the flag on the top of the tower at 95 metres above sea level is one of the symbols of the government in force.

The national flag, measuring 191 cm by 300 cm, is raised and the national anthem is played at the time of sunrise (but not earlier than 7 am) and lowered at the time of sunset (but not later than 10 pm). While it is lowered, the song Mu isamaa on minu arm is heard.

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Falgi tee 1, Tallinn, Estonia
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Details

Founded: 1360-1370
Category: Castles and fortifications in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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C L (4 years ago)
visited the tower during an activity of Culture Step. the view is amazing!
Alexander Bauer (4 years ago)
it‘s an impressive tall tower
Miloš Rabrenović (5 years ago)
Beautiful old town
Alastair Rudd (5 years ago)
Wonderful old town tower
Miron Shois (6 years ago)
Stunning view from the tower if you ever get a lucky chance to visit it. Most iconic place in Estonia.
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