Saturday, April 11, 2015

ESTONIA: OLDE HANSA RESTAURANT IN TALLINN





In the blog www.elrincondesele.com I found very interesting information about the places to visit in Tallinn and, above all, a restaurant for having lunch. The restaurant is called Olde Hansa and is absolutely medieval.



The restaurant building, located in the old city center and near the Town's Hall Square, is like a medieval 3-storey house with a gabled roof. Next to the front door, a horse cart gives the medieval appearance.



Medieval restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn
Building of the medieval restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn


Medieval restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn
A horse cart in front of the main entrance to Olde Hansa Restaurant


Restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn
Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn


Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
Doorway of the restaurant Olde Hansa located near the Town Hall's Square in Tallinn



And inside everything was like in the medieval era when Tallinn was a trade hub in the Baltic: tables and chairs, soft light, the waiters were dressed and speak to you with the accent of two centuries ago, you drink beer in jugs and food on huge plates. I ordered a delicious beer flavored with cinnamon. And the food was succulent. Anecdotally, when asking for the bill, the waiter asked: in cash or in horses?



Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
Inside the medieval restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn



Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
First floor of the medieval restaurant Olde Hansa in Tallinn


Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
Candles lighting the first floor of Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn


Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
The low lighting and candlelight gave even more medieval atmosphere to the restaurant


Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
My beer jar with a slight taste of cinnamon


Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn
The main dish I enjoyed in Olde Hansa Restaurant in Tallinn





Below you have the most interesting places we saw in Tallinn:



  • Saint Olav Church. Views from the bell-tower
  • Pikk Street
  • Tower's Square
  • Town walls
  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
  • Parliament of Estonia
  • Saint Mary Cathedral
  • Kohtu Platform
  • Patkuli Platform
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Town Hall's Square
  • Town Hall
  • Town Hall's Pharmacy
  • Olde Hansa Restaurant
  • Viru Gate
  • Saint Catherine Passage




And this was our trip route in Finland and Estonia:

Day 1 - Helsinki
  • Aleksanterinkatu Street
  • Senaatintori
  • Lutheran Cathedral
  • Esplanadi Park
  • Kappeli Cafe


Day 2 - Helsinki and Tampere
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Olympic Stadium


Day 3 - Lapland


Day 4 - Lapland
  • Country Cross Ski in Ounasvaara Ski resort


Day 5 - Lapland
  • Snowshoes in Ounasvaara Ski Resort
  • Searching for Northern Ligths (Aurora Borealis)


Day 6 - Lapland
  • Rovaniemi
  • Arkikum Museum


Day 7 - Rauma
  • Yyteri Beach
  • Rauma


Day 8 - Turku and Helsinki
  • Castle and Cathedral of Turku
  • Senaatintori and Kauppatori (Senate Square and Market Square) in Helsinki
  • Suomenlinna (Sveavorg) in Helsinki



  • Saint Olav Church. Views from the bell-tower
  • Pikk Street
  • Tower's Square


  • Town walls, Tower's Square and Viru Gate
  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
  • Saint Mary Cathedral
  • Kohtu and Patkuli Platform
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Town Hall and Town Hall's Square


  • Olde Hansa Restaurant
  • Saint Catherine Passage


    Day 10 - Helsinki



    • Buying souvenirs near Senaatintori (Senate Square)

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