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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]