Õllesummer 2014 – Tallinn’s Popular Summer Festival

Ollesummer, the Tallinn Summer Festival

Õllesummer  – Estonia’s Biggest Festival: When summer comes around so does the Õllesummer.  Õllesummer is billed as one of the largest festivals in the Baltic region, attracting thousands to Tallinn to enjoy live music and lots of beer. Õllesummer 2014 Õllesummer will run from July 9 – 12 and will be held at the Tallinn Song […]

Tallinn Takes Centre Stage as European Capital of Culture 2011

Estonian National Opera Ballet

As European Capital of Culture 2011, Tallinn Has Something Happening Everyday: As European Capital of Culture 2011, Tallinn takes centre stage for Europe’s cultural happenings this year. There are heaps of events taking place in this city of culture everyday including festivals, operas, classical concerts, ballets and musicals. Classictic brings you events at the following […]

Currency for Estonia: The Euro

Estonia Euro Coin

Currency for Estonia (EUR) : Estonia has a New Currency as of January 1, 2011: Estonia became the 17th member of the Euro-zone on January 1, 2011 and so from this date the Euro replaced the Kroon as the currency for Estonia. Estonia’s eight Euro coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, €1 and […]

Estonian National Opera – Rahvusooper Estonia

Estonia National Opera

Estonia’s National Opera Act Promotes National Theatrical and Musical Culture : In Estonia, the advancement of the country’s national theatrical and musical culture locally and abroad is governed by an act of parliament.  The National Opera Act was passed in 1997 (amended 2002). A Brief History of Estonian National Opera The original Estonian theatre building […]

At OVS you get the best products at the best prices

Oviesse Department store

Tallinn scores another OVS store: OVS Industry, a leading Italian fashion retailer has opened another store in Tallinn, making this their second store in Estonia. The new Tallinn store is inside the Rocca al Mare Keskus shopping mall at Paldiski mnt 102. The Tallinn store is on one level and covers a floor space of […]

Travel to Estonia

Tallinn skyline, Estonia

Why is Tallinn so popular? Travelling to Estonia, especially to its capital, Tallinn, is easy. There are direct flights from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Vilnius and Warsaw to Tallinn. About 25 ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans cross between […]

Shopping on your Estonian holidays

Colourful cloth flowers

Shopping: Where to shop on your Estonian holidays If you think your credit card is safe in Estonia and that there’s nothing to buy here, think again! Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the shopping scene in Estonia has morphed beyond recognition. There’s been an explosion of shopping malls, shopping centres and department stores […]

Traditional Estonian Cuisine – What Estonians Eat

Estonian rye bread

Food: What do Estonians eat? Hearty, simple, country food is how traditional Estonian cuisine can be described.  Like many countries in Europe, Estonia’s cuisine has been influenced by foods from the neighbouring countries as well as the cuisines of the countries that used to rule Estonia, i.e. Germany, Russia, Denmark and Sweden.  The German influence […]

Useful facts for travel to Estonia

Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Estonia Festivals and Events Public Holidays Visas Climate Health Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks, etc. Useful Telephone Numbers Festivals and Events: Estonia has many festivals, operas, concerts and events that are worth seeing if you have the chance: Calendar of Events. Public and Bank […]