Börsi Käik Tallinn – History crash course

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"Börsi Käik" in Tallinn's old town is a 70-meter-long passage where you're learn about the history of Estonia just by looking at the pavement...

If you are in old town Tallinn and want to learn a little bit of our history without looking it up on your phone or visiting an actual history museum, then you should take a walk in Börsi käik (Börsi passage).

This 70-meter long passage was named after the Stock Exchange Committee. You must keep your eyes on the pavement when heading down the passage, as it tells you a brief history of Estonia, recapping the past, and believe it or not, even looking into the future. 

The information is given in Estonian and English on "The Path of History" and if you do crave more history after those 70 meters, Great Guild Hall is right next to it – the Gothic-style building from 1410 that houses a permanent historical exhibition: Spirit of Survival. 11,000 years of Estonian History. If you want to check out more passages in old town, visit also St. Catherine's Passage, Saia käik (translating as white bread passage), and Bremen passage.

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