Insight | 24.01.2009 | 04:30
Unesco World Heritage Sites: Tallinn
In 1997 the old town of Tallinn was put on the World Heritage List.
The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is a city that’s developed rapidly since achieving independence in 1991 after the break-up of the Soviet Union. At the same time, though, Tallinn is one of Europe’s most historic cities. The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. And, the Estonian capital developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League.
Report: Helen Seeney