YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Difference between revisions of "Paldiski"

From Wikitravel
Harjumaa : Paldiski
Jump to: navigation, search

Default Banner.jpg

(Get in)
Line 10: Line 10:
==Get in==
==Get in==
===By train===
===By train===
[[Image:Paldiski-station.jpg|thumb|200px|Paldiski Station]]
There is a electric train service to [[Tallinn]]. The trip takes about 1h 12min and it costs 25 EEK.
There is a electric train service to [[Tallinn]]. The trip takes about 1h 12min and it costs 25 EEK.

Revision as of 13:45, 29 October 2009

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


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

By train

Paldiski Station

There is a electric train service to Tallinn. The trip takes about 1h 12min and it costs 25 EEK.

By bus

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

By car

Tallinn is 45 km east.

By boat

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

Get around




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


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


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


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


Get out

Create category

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!