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29.5.2012 | Editorial

Summer in the city

Summer in the city

Summer in the city

Summer is upon us! The thermometer read over 20 degrees in May, and the city moved outside into the sunshine. In winter, the tourism industry tempts visitors with slogans like ‘there is plenty to do in Tallinn in the winter,’ and that is not entirely a lie. But who’s kidding who, we all know that we would trade in our parkas for a table outside in the sunshine in the main square in the blink of an eye. Summer is an enchanted time in Tallinn.

The streets are crowded with tourists, which is perhaps the one downfall. For me, tourists add life and energy to Tallinn. As the weather warms up over spring, the spirit of this city comes back to life. Long days and short nights are what we look forward to all year long, in anticipation of Midsummer.

To make sure that you are as excited as we are, in this issue we have included a short history of Midsummer in Estonia, with some suggestions for where to celebrate. It can be a shock to arrive in Estonia on June 23 or 24 and find the streets relatively deserted after Estonians have disappeared to their summer homes to celebrate the occasion.

Or escape Tallinn yourself, with our summer guide, available from June to August. If you decided to stay, however, enjoy our Tallinn summer patio guide, as well as a guide to Estonian football. Estonia may not have made it to the Euro Cup this time, but football is alive and well in the country nevertheless.

Happy exploring!

Kristina Lupp

1.6.2017 | Editorial

Fire-jumping and white nights

Fire-jumping and white nights

If you happen to be in Tallinn for Midsummer, you’ll notice that there aren’t many Estonians around. Midsummer or St … Read more

2.5.2017 | Editorial

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

Summer creeps up on us slowly here in Estonia, so slowly in fact, that we’re never quite sure when the … Read more

3.4.2017 | Editorial

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Ah, the smell of spring in the air! Longer days, more sunshine, and the anticipation of summer being just around … Read more

2.3.2017 | Editorial

The spring spirit

The spring spirit

You might say spring is in the air, but not because of the weather, because of the upcoming events this … Read more

31.1.2017 | Editorial

Winter is in full swing

Winter is in full swing

While winter is far from over and it will still be some time before we see any signs of spring, … Read more

3.1.2017 | Editorial

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

While we haven’t been blessed with much snow over the past years, as I write this I have my fingers … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

The sights and  smells of the holidays

The sights and smells of the holidays

If there’s one consolation to the long dark nights and short gloomy days of autumn, it’s that you know Christmas … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

An Estonian Christmas

An Estonian Christmas

Estonian Christmas is a mixture of traditional and modern, a combination of cultures and cuisines. The many occupations of Estonia … Read more