Showpiece of the city

Among other European Town Halls the Tallinn Town Hall is unique thanks to the continuity and continuation of its functions. The management of the city worked in the Town Hall until 1970, practically more than 700 years in succession. Since 1975 the Tallinn Town Hall has been the showpiece of the city where the city government receives guests of the City of Tallinn and of the Republic of Estonia.

Since the restoration of Estonia's  independence in 1991, the Town Hall has held receptions for many crowned heads, dignitaries and celebrities.

Members of royal families who have signed the Town Hall guest book: 

22.04.1992 HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden
27.07.1992 HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark
20.05.1993 HRH Prince Michael of Kent
16.06.1995 HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
16.06.1995 HRH Princess Lilian of Sweden
17.09.1995 HSH Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein
02.06.1996 HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark
28.05.1998 HRH the Duke of York
31.08.1998 HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja of Norway
06.11.2001 The Prince of Wales
17.06.2002 HRH Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
11.09.2003 Prince Radu von Hohenzollern-Veringen
20.10.2006 HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
24.05.2007 Their Majesties Emperor and Empress of Japan
15.05.2008 HM Queen Beatrix of the Nederlands
12.06.2008 HM King Albert II and HM Queen Paola of Belgium 
04.01.2014 HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
26.04.2018 HRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway


06.02.1992 Dan Quayle, Vice President of the USA
19.03.1992 Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland
15.05.1992 Francois Mitterand, President of France
26.05.1992 Leonid Kravtchuk, President of Ukraine
11.07.1992 Jon Iliescu, President of Romania
12.05.1993 Richard von Weizsäcker President of the Federal Republic of Germany
15.12.1993 Presidents of the Baltic States: Guntis Ulmanis (Latvia), Algirdas Brazauskas (Lithuania), Lennart Meri (Estonia)
09.05.1994 Lech Walesa, President of Poland
31.05.1995 Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland
08.08.1994 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
13.03.1995 Al Gore, Vice President of the USA
25.05.1995 Leonid Kutchma, President of Ukraine
02.04.1996 Mircea Snegur, President of Moldova
19.04.1996 Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic
04.05.1996 Arpad Göncz, President of Hungary
22.05.1997 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, president of Italy
30.06.1997 Süleyman Demirel, president of Turkey
15.05.1998 Roman Herzog, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
08.08.1998 Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Island
24.11.1998 Milan Kučan, President of Slovenia
24.08.1999 Aleksander Kvaśniewski, President of Poland
04.10.1999 Valdas Adamkus, President of Lithuania
02.05.2000 Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia
16.05.2000 Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
09.09.2000 Li Peng, Chairman of the National People´s Congress of the People´s Republic of China
12.10.2000 Konstantinus Stephanopoulus, President of Greece
12.12.2000 Ferenc Madl, President of Hungary
03.05.2001 Guido de Marco, President of Malta
24.05.2001 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
15.02.2002 Arnold Rüütel, President of Estonia
19.04.2002 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, President of Turkey
28.06.2002 Robert Kocharian, President of Armenia
07.04.2003 Stjepan Mesić, President of Croatia
12.05.2003 Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, President of Portugal
11.06.2003 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
30.06.2003 Natsagün Bagabandi, President of Mongolia
13.10.2004 Tassos Papadopoulos, President of Greece
25.11.2004 Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
29.09.2005 Vladimir Voronin, President of Moldova
07.04.2010 Ilham Alijev, President of Azerbaijan
21.04.2011 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
17.06.2021 Klaus Werner, President of Romania
28.04.2022 Nikos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus
30.05.2022 Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Greece
14.09.2022 George Vella, president of Malta

Government leaders:

05.11.1991 Paul Schüter, Prime Minister of Denmark
13.02.1992 Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland
04.04.1995 Ingvar Carlsson, Prime Minister of Sweden
16.10.1995 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland
18.01.1996 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland
06.05.1996 David Oddson, Prime Minister of Island
10.05.1996 Jevgeni Marchuk Prime Minister of Ukraine
20.11.1996 Thorbjörn Jagland, Prime Minister of Norway
11.09.1997 Edmund Joensen, Prime Minister of The Faroe Islands
03.02.1998 Itaalia PM Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy
20.05.1999 Janez Drnovšek, Prime Minister of Slovenia
23.09.1999 Jon Sturza, Prime Minister of Moldova
05.03.2000 Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
30.08.2000 David Oddson, Prime Minister of Island
18.01.2001 Miloš Zeman, Prime Minister of
15.05.2002 Siim Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia
15.05.2003 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
28.05.2004 Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
18.11.2004 Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Prime Minister of Bulgaria
14.09.2005 Janez Janža, Prime Minister of Slovenia
22.08.2006 Geir H.Haarde, Prime Minister of Island
12.10.2011 Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minster of Norway

Other celebrities:
28.02.1992 Ernst Jaakson, Estonia’s ambassador – back in Estonia after 62 years
08.10.1992 Heinrich Mark, Estonia’s Prime Minister in duties of the President in exile
01.11.1992 Anatoli Karpov, chess grandmaster
02.06.1994 Miguel Angel Martinez, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
09.06.1998 Federico Mayor, Director-General of UNESCO
11.01.1999 Dan Tichon, Speaker of The Israeli Parliament Knesset
11.05.1999 Lord Russell-Johnston, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
04.06.1999 Reinhard Hähnel, Presiding Chair of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads,  Georg Risekampf, Hans-Jürgen Weiss
10.06.1999 Wolfgang Thierse, president of the German Bundestag
04.07.1999 Vasco Rocha Vieira, governor of Macau
05.10.2000 Estonian medalists at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney:
                   Erki Nool – gold, decathlon
                   Indrek Pertelson - bronze, judo heavyweight,
                   Aleksei Budylin – bronze, judo middleweight
28.10.2000 His Holiness Bartholomeos, Ecumenical Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
11.12.2000 Jean Behar. Lions International president
19.06.2001 His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso
25.02.2002 Estonian medallists at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City:
                   Andrus Veerpalu – gold, cross country skiing 15 km; and silver, cross country skiing 50 km;
                   Jaak Mae – bronze, cross country skiing 15 km;
                   Mati Alaver – general trainer of Estonian skiing team
30.09.2003 His Holiness Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
15.05.2004 Paul Drury, chairman of the Cultural Heritage Committee of the European Council   
27.02.2006 Estonian Olympic Champions at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino:
                  Kristina Smigun - two gold medals in the women's cross country skiing: in 10 km classical and in 15 km pursuit; her coach Anatoli                         Smigun;
                   Andrus Veerpalu - gold in men's 15 km classical cross country skiing; his coach Mati Alaver;
15.09.2006 Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission; Thomas Willoch, Europa Nostra board member at the presentation of the EU prize, Europa  Nostra medal to Tallinn Town Hall
27.08.2008 Gerd Kanter, Estonian Olympic Champion in men's discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; Vesteinn Hafsteinsson,                         coach. 
                   Jüri Jaanson and Tõnu Endrekson - silver medal in men's rowing, double sculls, Tatjana Jaanson, coach.
14.06.2013  His Holiness Kirill II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
27.06.2013  José Carreras, tenor
06.09.2013  His Holiness Bartholomeos, Ecumenical Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate