About Estonia & Tallinn
Estonia is a country on the crossroads. Being located in north-eastern Europe gives Estonia its unique cultural character combining the Nordic traits with Eastern and Western influences. While covering 45,339 km2 and being in the same size category with Denmark or Switzerland, Estonia’s population tops just 1.3 million, which makes it a country of untouched nature and wildlife. Estonians hold very dear to their forests and unique-looking bogs.
Those not so interested in nature will not be disappointed either. Estonia has a rich and colourful history that manifests itself in majestic manor houses, medieval forts, quaint small towns, fisherman villages and in a wide variety of museums.
But it is not just the geographical position or the cultural background that sets Estonia on the crossroads – it is also the ability to combine traditions with up-to-date technical solutions and entrepreneurial spirit focusing on innovation. Estonia is a country with most start-ups per capita and many state-developed e-solutions that make the everyday life so much easier for its citizens.
There is something for everyone!
Tallinn, which is the capital and also the biggest city of Estonia, has a population of about 400,000 people. It is known for its intact medieval city centre that has been listed among UNESCO world heritage sites since 1997. Visitors find themselves fascinated by the town’s ability to blend medieval architecture with Nordic modernity whilst still retaining a unique sense of Estonian identity.