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You can fly directly to Tallinn from most major European primary cities and some secondary cities, including Amsterdam, Bremen, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Girona/Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Stockholm, Saint
Petersburg, Tampere, Trondheim, Warsaw, Vilnius.

If you are coming from the U.K., Ryan Air and Easy Jet fly directly from Luton and Stansted Airport.

If you are travelling from outside Europe, there are fast connecting flights from nearby Stockholm and Helsinki and of course from major European capitals.


The easiest way to arrive in Tallinn is by ship from Finland and Sweden. Tallinn passenger harbour is close to the Old Town and only a short walk away from your hotel. Please have a look at our partner Tallink offers here.


You can always take a bus to Tallinn. Luxury line and Ecoline offer bus connections from many  European destinations. If you are coming from a nearby country, coming by road may be the preferred option.


TAB guests’ accommodation is Tallink City Hotel – a few minutes walk from the Old Town and most TAB event venues. Check here for more information and special offers. 

Very close to the TAB International Architecture Schools’ Exhibition in Linnahall is Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel and Tallink Express Hotel.

Both are also very close to the harbour and a few minutes walk to the Old Town.


During TAB we recommend to take advantage of the special offers of our catering partner and have lunch or dinner at restaurants Platz, Ribe, Cru and City Marina – all of them offering special daily menues to the topic of Recycling Socialism. For a lights snack come to the TAB Club where Carmen Group and Design Night have opened a pop-up café.


Vene Street 7
Mon–Sun 12–23
reservations: + 372 631 3084
e-mail: info@ribe.ee

RIBE restaurant is characterized by use of fresh, seasonal and local produce since it opened its doors in Vene Street in 2007. This is spiced up with tastes and techniques from European cuisines. Ribe has been chosen among the 50 best restaurants of Estonia four times, whereas the last couple of years it has been awarded the remarkable runner-up position.

Ribe's special TAB menu:
Ribe Chicken a la Kiev, green peas, carrots - 12€


Viru 8

reservations: +372 614 0085
e-mail: info@crurestoran.eu

Restaurant CRU in the historical Old town building on Viru Street offers natural gastronomy combined with the best local produce. Chef Dmitri Haljukov puts amazing passion and dedication into his creations. In 2014 the chef of Cru will represent Estonia at the cooking Olympics Bocuse D´Or Europe. Part of the restaurant is a small cosy Old town hotel.

Cru's special TAB menu:
Pike burger with potato puree and spring onion, dill and freshly pickled cucumber sauce
Cream cheese-meringue rolls with raspberry sauce - two courses: 9€


Roseni 7
Sun-Thur 11-22, Fri-Sat 11-23
reservations: + 372 664 5086
e-mail: info@platz.ee  

PLATZ in the modern Rotermann quarter is a cosy restaurant for a quick lunch and also for a casual dinner. Professional service, European menu and extensive wine card offer something for everybody. The cosy design invites people back again and again.

PLATZ' special TAB menu:

Monday, September 2nd
Borsch with sour cream and spring onion
Fried burgers, mashed potato, white sauce, garlic-beetroot salad

Tuesday, September 3rd
Fresh cabbage soup with minced meat and barley
Baked cutlet Kiev with vegetable stew

Wednesday, September 4th
Fried cabbage dolmas with oven potatoes and cold sauce
Cottage cheese cream with berry sauce

Thursday, September 5th
Seljanka meat soup with sour cream and onions
Potato-barley porridge with fried bacon and onions

Friday, September 6th
Soup of three fishes with fish pie
Meat loaf with boiled egg, oven vegetables and tartar sauce

Prices: 5-7 euros


Mon-Sun 10:30-23:00
reservations: +372 564 2004
e-mail: info@citymarina.ee

CITY MARINA is the only fish restaurant in Tallinn at the Admiralty Inlet in Tallinn harbour that is open during the warm season. Next to sea and Old town views the restaurant offers mainly Mediterranean cuisine with salads, pasta, seafood and a great variety of grilled meat and fish dishes. It’s the only restaurant in Tallinn where the guest can pick the fresh fish and watch it being prepared in the open kitchen.

City Marina's special TAB menu:
Rich tomato-based fish soup with salmon, white fish and prawns - 4.50 €


Tallinn is a small city and it’s easiest to move around in town centre on foot or by bike. For bicycle rental visit Citybike (Uus tn 33).