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'''Paldiski''' is a town (population: 4,000) in [[Harjumaa]] county, NW [[Estonia]]on the shore of Baltic Sea.
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'''Paldiski''' [http://www.visitestonia.com/en/destinations/the-coastline/paldiski] is a town (population: 4,000) on the shore of Baltic Sea, in [[Harjumaa]] county, NW [[Estonia]].
  
 
[[Image:Pakri pank.jpg|thumb|290px|Bank and Pakri lighthouse, situated about 5 km from Paldiski centrum to North]]
 
[[Image:Pakri pank.jpg|thumb|290px|Bank and Pakri lighthouse, situated about 5 km from Paldiski centrum to North]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
During Soviet times and early years of independent Estonia, until up to 1994, the city was a “closed city”, i.e., off-limits to foreigners, non-resident Soviet citizens, even non-resident Estonians themselves, because of its military importance. Today, it’s open to everyone and deserves a visit by those interested in the grey-world of Soviet Union.
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During Soviet times and early years of independent Estonia, until up to 1994, the city was a “closed city”, i.e., off-limits to foreigners, non-resident Soviet citizens, even non-resident Estonians themselves, because of its military importance. Today, it’s open to everyone and deserves a visit by those interested in the grey-world of Soviet Union (Paldiski and the Pakri peninsula are covered with abandoned bunkers, piles of unidentifiable junk and various military debris).
  
 
The scenes taking place in a location introduced to the audience as “somewhere in the former Soviet Union” in the film ''Lilya 4-Ever'' were actually shot in Paldiski.
 
The scenes taking place in a location introduced to the audience as “somewhere in the former Soviet Union” in the film ''Lilya 4-Ever'' were actually shot in Paldiski.
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
There is a electric train service to [[Tallinn]]. The trip takes about 1h 12min and it costs 25 EEK.
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[[Image:Paldiski-station.jpg|thumb|200px|Paldiski Station]]
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There is a train service to/from [[Tallinn]]. The trip takes about 1h 10min and it costs 25 EEK (about 1.5€).
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===By bus===
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Bus schedules can be checked at Bussireisid homepage [http://www.bussireisid.ee].
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
* There are two grocery stores.
 
* There are two grocery stores.
* The locals shop at a few kiosks, located in a dilapidated lot, which sell sausages and other supplies.
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* The locals shop at a few kiosks, located in a dilapidated lot, which sell various supplies.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* '''Valge Laev''', with six guest rooms. [http://www.reisid24.ee/services.php?id=163]
 
* '''Valge Laev''', with six guest rooms. [http://www.reisid24.ee/services.php?id=163]
 
* There is a new bed & breakfast, '''Paldiski Tuule B&B'''. [http://www.tuule.ee/]
 
* There is a new bed & breakfast, '''Paldiski Tuule B&B'''. [http://www.tuule.ee/]
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The accommodation in Paldiski official Estonian tourism website provides an extensive list of options for [http://www.visitestonia.com/en/articles/destinations/the-coastline/paldiski].
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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* '''[[Laulasmaa]]''', small coastal village, 20km west from Paldiski
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* '''[[Nõva]]''', beautiful village with untouched pine forests and clean beach
  
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Latest revision as of 17:45, 29 July 2011

Paldiski [1] is a town (population: 4,000) on the shore of Baltic Sea, in Harjumaa county, NW Estonia.

Bank and Pakri lighthouse, situated about 5 km from Paldiski centrum to North

Understand[edit]

During Soviet times and early years of independent Estonia, until up to 1994, the city was a “closed city”, i.e., off-limits to foreigners, non-resident Soviet citizens, even non-resident Estonians themselves, because of its military importance. Today, it’s open to everyone and deserves a visit by those interested in the grey-world of Soviet Union (Paldiski and the Pakri peninsula are covered with abandoned bunkers, piles of unidentifiable junk and various military debris).

The scenes taking place in a location introduced to the audience as “somewhere in the former Soviet Union” in the film Lilya 4-Ever were actually shot in Paldiski.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Paldiski Station

There is a train service to/from Tallinn. The trip takes about 1h 10min and it costs 25 EEK (about 1.5€).

By bus[edit]

Bus schedules can be checked at Bussireisid homepage [2].

By car[edit]

Tallinn is 45 km east.

By boat[edit]

There are regular ferries between Paldiski’s harbour and Kapellskar, Sweden / Hanko, Finland / Lübeck, Germany.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • There are two grocery stores.
  • The locals shop at a few kiosks, located in a dilapidated lot, which sell various supplies.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The newly renovated train station has a cafe which serves hot food.
  • Hotel Valge Laev has a restaurant/bar.
  • Peetri Toll serves food.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Peetri Toll is a new tavern. [3]
  • There is an alcohol shop.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Valge Laev, with six guest rooms. [4]
  • There is a new bed & breakfast, Paldiski Tuule B&B. [5]

The accommodation in Paldiski official Estonian tourism website provides an extensive list of options for [6].

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

  • Laulasmaa, small coastal village, 20km west from Paldiski
  • Nõva, beautiful village with untouched pine forests and clean beach



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