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ALL THREE LINES START FROM VIRU SQUARE (VENUS CLUB). IT IS ALSO END POINT OF ALL THREE LINES.

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Green line

As the name suggests, the Green Line takes us to the green areas of Tallinn. When you spend time walking between the high-rise buildings in the city centre, you might find it difficult to believe that Tallinn is one of the greenest capitals in Europe.

Like the other lines, the Green Line also starts on Viru Square and makes its first stop in picturesque Kadriorg, where you will see the former summer cottages of noblemen that are a couple of centuries old and look like doll's houses. With its romantic ponds and little palaces and castles, Kadriorg is also the biggest park in Tallinn and the perfect place to stop for a bit and stretch your legs. The next bus on the Green Line or the Red Line will soon stop here.

The Green Line then takes you to the Song Festival Grounds, the venue for the national song festivals, which are held once every four years and always bring about a quarter of the country's population to Tallinn – 20,000 singers and an entire hillside full of spectators. In the meantime the grounds are used as a concert venue – world famous artists from Madonna to the Rolling Stones have performed here. Another reason why the Song Festival Grounds are loved and revered by Estonians is that the popular movement we know as the Singing Revolution and which led to Estonia regaining its independence started here in the late 1980s.

Driving along the coast the Green Line then takes you to Maarjamäe, the site of the famous Orlov Castle, which now houses part of the History Museum. You can get off the bus here and enjoy the museum and views over Tallinn Bay, or continue on to the Kloostrimetsa Circuit, which has been the venue of the legendary Kalev races for decades.

The Kloostrimetsa Circuit takes us to Metsakalmistu or the Forest Cemetery, which is a quiet graveyard that looks like a park and a place where many famous people from our country are buried – from writers to scientists and sportsmen to politicians. Right across the road from the cemetery are the Tallinn Botanical Gardens with their rare and exotic plants, which you can admire during a walk through the gardens, as our bus stops right in front of them.

The newly renovated 314-metre TV Tower is the most unique building on the Green Line. It is not only the tallest building in Tallinn, but in the Baltic States. In addition to the other exciting attractions there is a café on the 22nd floor, 190 m above the ground and offering 360-degree views which prove that Tallinn really is a green capital.

On the way back to the city centre we also pass the ancient ruins of Pirita Convent, which has long been a popular dating site for young couples. The mystical atmosphere of the convent also makes it a great venue for classical music concerts and festivals. As we drive through Pirita you will also see the Olympic Centre built for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, as the yachting regatta was held here in Tallinn.

You can hop on the Red Line or the Blue Line when we get back to Viru Square in the city centre and continue exploring Tallinn.