Sillamäe

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Sillamäe is a city of 17 000 inhabitants in East Estonia situated on a river near the shore of the Gulf of Finland.

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Vast majority of residents in this Eastern Eesti town are Russian speakers so in order to have a good time here it helps to know Russian language for pleasant atmosphere.

Under the soviet era Sillamäe was a closed, secret military city that was even not marked on maps. Activities conducted there were mostly military industrial and included mining and refining uranium. Sillamäe was opened up in 1991 when Estonia became independent.

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Sillamäe bus station is located at Tallinna mnt 9. Ticket office is open from 09:00-to-17:30 (lunch break 12:00-12:30).

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  • Take a somber moment in remembrance of the Cold War and the unfortunate nuclear arms race and see what used to be a puddle of uranium refining waste product now a small hill or large heap.

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  • Hotel Krunk, [Kesk 23], ☎ +372 392 9030 (orders@krunk.ee). Price includes breakfast. 1 person room 45€ and 2 person room 60€
  • Perjatsi, Küla Perjatsi küla, ☎ +372 564 2173 (pimestiku@hot.ee) WGS84 coordinates: 27°48´47´´,59°23´11´´. Situated in the village of Perjatsi 1.5 km towards Narva from Sillamäe is the cheaper Perjatsi lodgings.

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Get out[edit]

Direct buses to Tallinn and nearby Narva depart regularly. Some of the long-distance from Tallinn to Saint Petersburg stop in Sillamäe.



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