In bad weather in Tallinn – 10 tips for a rainy day

1. See Fotografiska, Tallinn’s most stylish museum

Tallinn’s most talked about museum, Fotografiska, opened in spring 2019. If you haven’t yet had time to visit the museum, which is also familiar from Stockholm, the program for a rainy day is clear. The exhibitions of the art center, which presents photographic art, change regularly, and there is also a cafe and a restaurant in the same premises. The museum is located in the Telliskivi area, close to many points of interest.

2. Stroll around the Balti Jaama market

From Fotografiska, it is convenient to go to the covered market known as Balti Jaama Turg, next to the train station. You can easily spend a longer time here: under the same roof you can have lunch, have a coffee and wander around the small boutiques and market stalls. The square also has a grocery store and a vegetable and meat market.

3. The spa is a rainy day classic

Pärnu is Estonia’s most famous spa town, but you can also easily enjoy spa services in Tallinn. Book a room in a spa hotel or buy pampering treatments or day tickets to the pool section. Tallinn’s traditional spas suitable for the whole family are, for example, Kalev Spa and Viimsi Spa. There are stylish pool sections in the Telegraaf and Swissotel hotels, among others.

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The Swissotel hotel has a cozy spa department.

4. The weather doesn’t matter in the mall

If you have necessary products on your shopping list, you can do the shopping at the same time in Tallinn. In bad weather, shopping is easiest in shopping centers where you don’t have to worry about the weather. The most popular shopping centers in Tallinn include Viru Keskus, Rocca Al Mare and Rotermann City. The city’s largest shopping center is Ülemiste Keskus near Tallinn Airport.

5. Book tickets to the theater

Have you ever thought that you can also go on a theater trip to Tallinn? You can watch opera, ballet and theater performances at the Estonian National Opera. Day shows are also available on weekends. Tickets for performances cost around 20–30 euros. For example, in ballet, you don’t have to worry about the language barrier at all, and in addition, many performances have English subtitles.

6. Invention factory for the whole family

Especially with small children, the pressure increases in bad weather. How do you keep the whole family happy when it’s raining horizontally or it’s too cold to go outside? The invention factory Proto, opened in the fall of 2019 in Noblessner, Tallinn’s new trendy area, is a good option for people of all ages. With the help of virtual reality, visitors can, for example, try out what it’s like to be a hot air balloon pilot. Proto also has a fun glider.

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Try the flying machine in the invention factory Proto.

7. Get to know Tallinn’s mysterious history

Have you visited Tallinn many times without getting to know the city’s interesting history? You’re not the only one – on a day cruise, time usually flies by quickly for lunch and aimless wandering. However, in bad weather, there is finally a good reason to visit, for example, the former radio room of the KGB found in the Viru Hotel.

On the other hand, on the Old Town side at Pagari 1, you can get to know the KGB’s former remand prison, from which many were sent directly to a prison camp in Siberia.

8. Treat yourself according to the long formula

When the weather doesn’t tempt you to go outside, you can feast in Tallinn with a clear conscience according to the long formula. Make a table reservation in time if it seems that the holiday weather is not favorable. For example, in the award-winning Noa restaurant, you can enjoy a tasting menu of up to 11 dishes. Restaurant 180°, on the other hand, boasts a Michelin-awarded chef.

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When the weather outside is miserable, it’s time for lunch once in a while.

Of course, feasting is also possible on a smaller budget: head to your favorite restaurant and order everything from aperitifs to appetizers, main courses and desserts with coffee. Nothing is in a hurry because it’s raining outside.

Read also: Where to eat in Tallinn? Here are the best restaurants in town

9. Invest in a hotel

If you were originally going to stay in a cheap and functional hotel where you only go to sleep, think again after seeing the weather forecast. At the darkest and darkest time of the year, the hotel could be the highlight of a trip to Tallinn. When it’s dreary outside, you can spend some quality time in the hotel for once.

Interesting and high-class hotels are, for example, Telegraaf, built in a former post office, or Three Sisters, which consists of three historic buildings. If you want a modern chain hotel, there are Hilton, Swissotel and Radisson Blu hotels in Tallinn.

Read also: See hotel tips for your next Tallinn vacation – 7 hotels for different trips

10. Visit the Airport

One of the most popular museums in Estonia, Lennusadam or the Airport is a sure choice when you want something interesting to do indoors for the whole family. In the Maritime Museum, you can see, among other things, an icebreaker, a submarine and a wreck. In addition to the exciting board games, the drones, aquarium and play opportunities also keep children interested.

Read also: Tallinn’s 10 best museums – discover the city’s most touching, chilling and fascinating stories

Text: Maria Hietala
Images: Shutterstock, Visit Estonia, Inka Khanji

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