Maikrahv recommends: things to do in July

The Song and Dance Festival is over, but summer is here for you to enjoy and explore.

  • Located in the heart of Telliskivi Creative City you will find a new museum – Fotografiska Tallinn. Fotografiska is a Stockholm-based, internationally renowed photographic art center. It is a meeting place where art, good food, music, design and open way of thinking get together. The concept of Fotografiska Tallinn includes exhibitions and events area, a café, restaurant, and photography art and gift shop. Fotografiska has a branch also in London, another branch will open in New Yorgis this autumn. The opening exhibition in Fotografiska Tallinn includes photos of Tallinn in 1981, by Pentti Sammallahti. The exhibitions will remain open until mid- September.

  • Life in the Soviet Estonia Returning from Fotografiska don’t forget to step in the old waiting pavillion at the Balti Jaam railway station and  take a nostalgic trip back to the Soviet times. Here you can see and feel the everyday life in the Soviet Estonia – the old phone booth, carbonated water stands in the streets, but also step in a Soviet apartment and see how life was like back then. This is a cool exhibition for both adults and children.
  • Danish Queen’s Rose Garden Come to enjoy the timeless beauty of red and white roses in Toompea! In connection with Queen Magrethe’s visit to Tallinn and with the upcoming celebration of the 800 years anniversary of Danish national flag, 800 roses were planted and 8 beautiful benches found their place in the garden where you can walk, rest and enjoy life during the summer.

  • Skywheel of Tallinn  the observation wheel will take you 120 metres above sea level, opening up a view of Tallinn’s classic skyline at a completely new angle. You can also enjoy the magnificent views of the city, sea, Lake Ulemiste and the airport in private or with up to five companions and a bottle of chilled champagne.

Maikrahv wishes you the sunniest and happiest summer! The terrace is open to enjoy good food and what the Town Hall Square has to offer.


  (Photos: Toomas Tuul / Visit Tallinn, Triin Marie Juss and Skywheel of Tallinn)