The European Day of Jewish Culture 2023

Last update on 18.09.2023

15th October 2023

Walking tours on Tallinn Jewish cemeteries:

At 11:00 begins the guided walking tour on the former Old Jewish cemetery, now Magasini Street cemetery park.

The oldest Jewish graveyard in Tallinn (Estonia) was founded at the end of 18th cemetery. It was brutally destroyed through a decision which was taken while Estonia was under Soviet occupation in 1963. In 1967, a car depot, repair workshop, and parking lot were built on the site of the cemetery.

In 2021-2023 the City of Tallinn provided renovation of this spot which was transformed into cemetery park opened on 12th October 2023.

Guided tour is organized by Estonian Jewish Museum and attending is free of charge.

At 13:00 begins the guided tour to the Tallinn Rahumäe Jewish cemetery. The graveyard was opened in 1909 and is still in use. There are a variety of examples of different styles of gravestones. It houses a monument in tribute to the victims of the Shoah, which was one of the first monuments commemorating victims of Holocaust in the former Soviet Union.  

Guided tour is organized by Estonian Jewish Museum and attending is free of charge.

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