National Library of Estonia
June 13–16

Thursday June 14 2018

  • 13.00–14.30
    WALKING TOUR: Toompea Castle and the Estonian Parliament Building (1920–1922)
    The building of the Estonian parliament (architects Eugen Habermann, Herbert Johanson, 1920–1922), constructed on the ruins of the medieval convent in the courtyard of the Toompea castle, was the first major public building in the newly established republic. The eastern wing of Toompea castle is the former provincial government building from the 18th century. The architecturally forward-looking parliament building has simple expressionist detailing in the exterior facade that contrasts with the ultramarine walls and folded yellow ceiling of the main hall.   NB! Tour participants need to present a valid ID at the entrance of the building.