Address: Tornimäe 3
The conference floor of the Swissôtel Tallinn has many functional conference rooms, including the unique ballroom, in which the EBRA conference takes place.
Welcome Reception (5th of June 2019)
Tallinn Teacher’s House (Tallinna Õpetajate Maja)
Address: Raekoja plats 14
The Teachers’ House has played an important role in the development of Tallinn since the 13th century. Medieval documents refer to the citizens that lived and worked here. Wealthy merchants, respected artisans, and later even town council members were active in this building, located on the town’s main square. At the end of the 18th century the property was transferred to the “high crown” and it was used by the Baltic Sea fleet of Tsarist Russia, and the residential space was rebuilt into ceremonial rooms. In the course of the renovations (1766, 1957 and 1973), the neoclassical heritage of the building has been emphasised. The decorations on the walls and ceilings and grand chandeliers have survived, as have the beautiful tiled stoves. The Teachers’ House has a long history as a cultural and educational centre. As of 2 September 1957, a cultural and educational centre has operated in the building.
The stately history and majestic interior of the Teachers’ House illustrate an exciting chapter in the history of Tallinn’s development to the visitors. Every room in the house has its own story to tell.
Gala Dinner (6th of June 2019)
Address: Vesilennuki 6 (buses are organised from and back to the hotels)
The Seaplane Harbour, including the Seaplane Hangar, was built to become part of Peter the Great’s naval fortress 100 years ago on orders from the Russian emperor Nicholas II. The architecture of the Hangar is remarkable, featuring the world’s first columnless thin-shell concrete domes of such volume. The building was used for seaplanes until the Second World War.
The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. You are invited to see the authentic submarine Lembit from the 1930s, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. The museum and the Seaplane Hangar have been recognised with a number of awards: Estonia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Museum 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year 2014, and a number of others.
Guided walking tour in Old Town of Tallinn (7th of June 2019)
Visitors from all over the world drop around to admire the beauty of Tallinn, the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture. Once a home to wealthy merchants settling from Germany, Denmark and beyond, Tallinn Old Town today is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, with restaurants, bars, museums and galleries bringing much life to this historical city centre.
Unlike many other capital cities in Europe, Tallinn has managed to wholly preserve its structure of medieval and Hanseatic origin. Due to its exceptionally intact 13th century city plan, the Old Town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, joining the ranks of the world’s most recognised landmarks. Here you'll find original cobblestone streets dotted with medieval churches and grandiose merchant houses, barns and warehouses many of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Conference participants will have a change to take part in a Guided walking tour starting at 16:00 from the Swissotel Lobby.
The tour takes about 2 hours. Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended.