Tallinn Attracts 2 Million

Tallinn’s year as European Capital of Culture resulted in the Estonian capital attracting more than 2 million visitors.

The 7,000 cultural events including Tallinn Music Week and the Freedom Day celebrations cost euro 15.31 million ($19.84 million).

Euro 7.58 million came from the city of Tallinn, euro 4.49 million from the national government, euro 1.74 from sponsors, and a further euro 1.5 million from the European Union.

The biggest crowd-pullers were Tallinn Maritime Days, which attracted 100,000 visitors, the song and dance festival (77,000 visitors), the Freedom Day concert (75 000), the final “Happy End” celebration (25,000) and the Tallinn Marathon, which attracted 17,884 entrants.

Tallinn Music Week 2012 is March 29-31.