Place of the Towers

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Tower Square, view from the south of Reeperbahn Tower, Plate Tower, Epping Tower and the tower behind Grusbeke (from front to back), 2016

The Square of the Towers ( Estonian Tornide väljak ) is a square in the Estonian capital Tallinn (Reval).

It is located northwest of the old town of Reval, immediately in front of the historic city ​​fortifications . The name of the square, which is designed with extensive green areas, is derived from the high number of defense towers that stand east of the square. A total of seven defense towers can be seen from the square. From south to north, these are the Golden Foot , the tower behind the Süstern , the Loewenschede Tower , the Reeperbahnturm , the Plate Tower , the Epping Tower and the tower behind Grusbeke . The square was created from the former field of fire in the run-up to the city fortifications.

Due to its location in front of the impressive panorama of the city fortifications, the square is of touristic importance. The garden art exhibition Lillefestival takes place in the area around the square every year .


  • Thorsten Altheide, Heli Rahkema: CityTrip Tallinn (= CityTrip series ). 4., rework. and completely updated. Edition. Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump, Bielefeld 2016, ISBN 978-3-8317-2815-2 , p. 34.

Web links

Commons : Square of the Towers  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ragnar Nurk: A view of Reval (Tallinn) and its fortifications. Translation from Estonian by Marju and Olaf Mertelsmann. In: Baltic Journal of Art History. Volume 6 (2013), ISSN  1736-8812 , pp. 47–68, here p. 60 ( PDF; 512 kB ; abstract / summary (English): doi: 10.12697 / BJAH.2013.6.02 ; on Karl's city ​​views ( Carl) Ferdinand von Kügelgen , especially: “A view of Reval from the Patkul stairs”, oil painting, approx. 1830–1831, Estonian Art Museum).

Coordinates: 59 ° 26 ′ 25.7 "  N , 24 ° 44 ′ 30.2"  E