New Year 2020 in Tallinn
Tallinn for New Year 2020 is an amazing time in one of the oldest European cities. Hundreds of tourists come to the capital of Estonia for the Christmas holidays, dreaming of plunging into a unique atmosphere. Here are places of worship, dozens of cozy restaurants, noisy fairs, modern shopping centers. Not a single traveler in Tallinn will have a question how to celebrate a holiday, and due to the variety of entertainments the rest will surely turn out to be saturated.
The weather in Tallinn for the New Year 2020 will please with moderate frost. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 0 - -6 ºС. It is extremely rare for a thermometer to drop below -10 ºС at night, and if this happens, the frosts are short-lived. You should not count on sunny days at the beginning of the year, since there are no more than 4 of them per month.
A distinctive climatic feature of Tallinn in January is a high humidity level, reaching 80-90%. Precipitation falls mainly in the form of wet snow, which melts quickly. On the streets of the city for the New Year 2020 it can be dank and damp, so when planning to visit the Estonian capital for Christmas holidays, you should grab warm clothes and shoes.
Tourists celebrate New Year's holidays in Tallinn in 2008 both in a quiet family circle and in a noisy company. For every style of relaxation in Estonia there is a corresponding entertainment. The most common options for organizing leisure activities are:
- mass festivities;
- visit to entertainment venues;
- Shopping at fairs or malls.
The main place of mass festivities in the capital is the Town Hall Square. Throughout the Christmas week, a fair will work here in the afternoon, and concerts, performances, and competitions will be held in the evening. The tradition of loud and grand meeting on January 1 has been preserved among local residents since Soviet times, as a result of which thousands of people fill the streets of the city on New Year's Day. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is an ice arena near the Town Hall Square, where for just 5 € you can skate to incendiary music.
The capital of Estonia, founded in 1248, has preserved dozens of architectural monuments that amaze with their splendor. The Old Town, which has long been the center of the cultural and religious life of medieval knights, is especially rich in sights. The list of historical monuments required for inspection includes:
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a cult example of Orthodox architecture;
- City wall - erected in the 13th century, the height of the structure is 20 meters;
- House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads (Pikk Street) - built in the 14th century, merchants lived in it;
- Toompea Castle - a 13th-century stone fortress, built to protect residents from invaders;
- The Dome Cathedral - erected in the 13th century, was rebuilt several times, preserved a number of relics.
In addition to historical places, in Tallinn for New Year 2020 you can go to the zoo (entrance ticket price is 10 €), visit the water park "Atlantis H2O", the Garden of the Danish King. The city has dozens of different museums, in particular the museum of maritime history, architecture, and occupation. There is even a museum for children 3-11 years old, which is called "Miia-Milla-Manda". The expositions are devoted to the history of the city and home, the theme of friendship, respect for fears, nature, various professions. Sightseeing tour of the city will cost 60-80 € per person.
The best restaurants of the capital
For those who do not want to celebrate New Year 2020 in Tallinn on the street, in the evening of December 31, the city’s entertainment venues will openly open their doors. There are several cult restaurants in the capital, including:
- "NOA" - located on the seashore;
- "Horizont" - a panoramic view of the capital of Estonia;
- "Farm" - the interior is made in the national style;
- "Mon Repos" - restaurant-villa in Kadriorg (the most picturesque place of the capital);
- "Rae Meierei" is the largest restaurant in the country, located in the Old Town.
Most of Tallinn's entertainment venues specialize in European cuisine. Of the strong drinks, guests will be offered all kinds of wines, cocktails, famous Estonian vodka. The price of an average check in the restaurants of the city varies between 150-200 € per table. Reservations for places you like should be booked in advance, otherwise they will not be available on the eve of the New Year holidays. You can get acquainted in detail with the menu, interior, entertainment program of a restaurant, bar or night club on their official sites.
The cost of housing in TallinnWhen traveling independently to Tallinn, the main expense item will be rental housing. In the capital there are several accommodation options, including the most budget ones - in hostels. The price of a bed per night in such establishments will not exceed 10-15 €, and for guests there is a shower, washing machine, kitchen for cooking. Among other popular accommodation options, we note:
- apartment rental - 30-100 €;
- hotel rooms - 80-130 €;
- suburban real estate (cottages, villas) - 200-500 €.
The price of renting real estate in Tallinn for the New Year of 2020 is slightly increasing (on average, by 20-30%). Many landlords seek to maximize their profits from the Christmas holidays, as the city has a dead tourist season from February to April. It is recommended to book apartments and hotel rooms in advance, which will save money, as well as provide a wide selection of apartments.
Offers of tour operators
The price of tours to Tallinn for New Year 2020 varies from 200 to 350 € and is generally comparable to other similar trips to Riga. The cost of a voucher largely depends on the length of stay in the country, the star rating of the hotel, and the richness of the entertainment program. When traveling independently to Estonia, do not forget to apply for a visa, which for citizens of the Russian Federation will cost 35 € (documents are considered within two weeks). You can enter the Baltic states either directly from Russia or through Belarus, with which our state has a visa-free regime.
Thus, Tallinn for New Year 2020 will be the right place for a fun celebration. The ancient city has a developed tourist infrastructure, and most local residents understand the Russian language. The New Year’s capital of Estonia is worth seeing at least once in a lifetime, because at this time it is especially beautiful and romantic.
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