This place is well hidden in the old city walls between the downtown and Toompea Hill. When going up from the narrow Pikk Jalg stairs, if you keep left then a fancy Danish King’s yard opens up with a nice view. This is where the Maiden Tower (Neitsitorn) stands. It is an old defense tower from the year 1370.
The tower used to be a popular cafe back in early Soviet times, now it is completely renovated and open again. The place is not known by many, therefore I like going there. It’s a nice hideaway among old ladies and people who happen to wander in.
Not many people there, prices are low and the view over the city is nice. On the first floor there is always a little exhibitionopened about the history. Kids have their own playing corner, you can go out on the old watch-balcony and study the pieces and weaponry from back in the day. The famous Kien in de Kök tower that hosts an art museum is just 100m away. Some medieval history accompanied with cake and coffee, what could be better for a history-keen town traveller?