Welcome to the Tallinn cruise port guide. When thinking of Tallinn people automatically think about twisting cobblestone lanes, iron street lamps, gothic spires and medieval markets. It is the famous old town that makes Tallinn renowned beyond its borders. It truly is one of the most enchanting destinations on the Baltic, because you’ll have the feeling you are taking a step back in time. The old town of Tallinn was build from the 13th to 16th century, back in the days when Tallinn was an important member of the Hanseatic League. The Hanseatic League was basicly the European Union of medieval Europe. It was the first and most powerfull trading alliance Northern Europe has seen. Many different cities on the Baltic Sea were born as a trading post and alliance of the Hansa. Therefore there are a lot of medieval old towns still standing in this part of the world as a proof of wealth that was brought by the Hanseatic League. Tallinn is the perfect example of such a place. Explore the old town by foot and you’ll come across the lower part where the merchants used to live and the upper town where still up to this day the most important buildings of Tallinn stand. Read underneath how to get from Tallinn’s cruise port to the old town.