8 Interesting Facts About Toompea

Facts About Toompea

Facts About Toompea

  1. Toompea is part of the Tallinn Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. In Estonian mythology, Toompea is known as the tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev, erected in his memory by his grieving wife Linda.
  3. Toompea first emerged as an island from the Baltic Ice Lake around 10,000 years ago.
  4. The first stronghold is believed to have been built on the hill in either the 10th or 11th century by residents of the ancient Estonian county of Revala.
  5. Currently, Toompea is the centre of the Government of Estonia and the Riigikogu (parliament), both of which are often simply referred to as Toompea.
  6. Toompea is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
  7. Toompea Hill is an oblong-shaped hill in limestone, 400 meters long and 250 meters wide, and covers over 17 acres of land.
  8. In 1903, when the Patkuli stairs were built near the northern end of the hill, Toompea got a new access from the direction of the main railway station of Tallinn.
Facts About Toompea
Interesting Facts About Toompea