We had one day in Tallinn, a portside city with a beautiful medieval old town. The old town was rammed full of tourists, but there’s a reason for that! It has pretty pastel buildings within a medieval wall that’s still mostly standing to this day. The town is often overrun with tour groups coming in from the cruise ships, which is a downside. The upside is that the old town is beautiful and easily walkable. There are spectacular views and everything is pretty as a picture (it helped that we had such sunny weather!).
We stopped in at Cafe Dannebrog, which I saw recommended from another travel blogger. The location was really cool – you have to climb up treacherous steps inside the wall to get to the cafe. There’s a great view and it’s a lovely place with outdoor seating. However I ordered two coffees and the server told me that would be 14 euro. I was actually astounded, and didn’t even have 14 euro on me, so I told her to forget it. You can take a seat without having to enter the cafe, so it’s nice to just sit there for a moment and enjoy the view before moving on.
Tallinn is super walkable if you don’t mind hills, and there are some great views to reward you for climbing up the hills or the steps!