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

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Miron Shois (12 months ago)
Stunning view from the tower if you ever get a lucky chance to visit it. Most iconic place in Estonia.
George On tour (13 months ago)
Historical towers of Toompea Castle are an integral part of the story of Estonia's power. In the middle of the time there were four towers - Pikk Hermann, Landskrone, Pilsticker and Stür den Kerl - and they defended the four corners of the castle. Over time, they have been rebuilt as needed and Stür den Kerl has also been demolished. The most important tower is Pikk Hermann, whose peak, at 95 meters above sea level, flies the Estonian flag symbolizing independence.
Your assistant in market (14 months ago)
Very simple
Richard Jurasek (14 months ago)
Great views and fantastic to look at, however you cannot go into the castle or at least not easily, there is better things to see around the area.
Ammar Issam Hamza (15 months ago)
Unfortunately we couldn’t visit it from inside it was closed. However It looks stunning from outside.
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