Why not Tallinn?!
Since the days of the Viking traders, Tallinn has been a meeting point of various cultures and nations. Visitors coming from any direction will find something familiar, and something surprising.
Tallinn is not new or undiscovered
Tallinn is old – first mentioned in the beginning of the 12th century – and the city has been governed by many different rulers throughout the centuries, which has only added to the rich heritage of the city. Tallinn has the best-preserved medieval Old Town in the Northern Europe with its unique milieu and structure that has earned the city a place in the UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Other regions of the city reflect different ages, from the romantic Tsarist-era Kadriorg Park to the unforgettable early 20th-century wooden house district of Kalamaja. A modern shopping/business district in the city center completes Tallinn as an amazing blend of old and new.
Tallinn is not among the largest cities in Europe
Tallinn is very compact, with most central landmarks within a walking distance from each other, eliminating the headaches of transportation. All larger conference venues are located next to the Old Town. The city is situated on the Gulf of Finland which allows visitors to stroll along well-developed seaside pathways or take sailing trips to nearby islands and take in the panoramic views of Tallinn. Tallinn, being small in size, enables to enjoy beautiful nature within 15 minutes’ drive from the city. Even a very demanding traveler can put their mind to rest whilst strolling through the forests and along the shores of the picturesque Northern coast.
Tallinn does not have a multipurpose convention center
Instead there are a number of hotel conference centers, and unique venues that can be used for various events – dating from the 13th century to the 21st century. One of the most beloved venues is the Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians gather in every five years to hold one of the biggest choir festivals in the world. It showcases perfectly Tallinn’s ability to hold big events. One of the most architecturally unique venues is the Seaplane Harbor: built in 1916, fell into ruins in the Soviet times and renovated in 2012. It can accommodate receptions and gala dinners for up to 2000 guests. Nokia Concert Hall mostly hosts concerts and plays but has also proved its value as a convention venue with the main hall offering seating for 1830 guests and the use of 12 cinema halls as break-out rooms.
Tallinn airport is not one of the busiest in Europe
However Tallinn has good daily flight connection with Scandinavia and central European airports – therefore, Tallinn is never more than two flights away. Tallinn airport is only 10-minute drive away from the city center. The airport is cozy, small and ever evolving – and the best part is that you do not need to walk for miles to claim your luggage or find a gate.
Tallinn is not stuck in the Soviet time
Quite the contrary – Tallinn is widely recognized as one of the world´s most tech-savvy cities, offering a range of cutting-edge solutions from e-government and e-banking to mobile parking. All hotels, conference centers, as well as the airport, shopping malls, downtown cafés, restaurants, and public parks offer free Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the international think tank Intelligent Community Forum lists Tallinn among the World’s “Top Seven Intelligent Communities 2013”.
Number of international conferences in Tallinn has shown a yearly growth indicating the city´s readiness to host events of different scope. Our conference organizers and destination management companies are highly professional, personal, creative, sustainable and eco-friendly.
We invite you to come and see for yourself what Tallinn is and what it is not!