Tallinn

Tenet Film Locations in Tallinn

21 Jan 2021
One of the biggest things to happen in Tallinn in the recent years, at least in terms of a little Hollywood fame, many memorable/important scenes from Christopher Nolan's 2020 released motion picture Tenet were filmed here. The locations can be found all over the city, and capture multiple architectural periods and styles - from Soviet to the modern era as well as a few glimpses of Old Town, other recognisable Tallinn landmarks, and the passenger port area.  

Here are a few of the more interesting locations which you'll be able to visit while in Tallinn. 

Linnahall - "Kyiv Opera House"

Soviet-era concert hall (now closed while awaiting renovations, it can still be viewed and climbed) - used for the film's dramatic opening scene.
 
Linnahall
Linnahall. Photo by Kadi-Liis Koppel, visittallinn.com

Kumu Art Museum - "Oslo Freeport"

Contemporary art museum with stunning modern architecture which contrasts the surrounding, Kadriorg Park and Presidential Palace - used for the fictional location set in Oslo.
 
KUMU. Photo by Kadi-Liis Koppel, visittallinn.com

Laagna Road

Soviet-era freeway which winds through the Lasnamäe living district, Tallinn's largest - used for the thrilling car-chase scene. 
 
Laagna road. Photo by Kadi-Liis Koppel, visittallinn.com

Train tracks at the edge of the Telliskivi Creative City

Where Old Town and the train station and bustling Baltijaam market meets the funky and hip Kalamaja area - railway track action scene.  

Maarjamäe Memorial Complex

First built in the 1970's and recently added to, this complex with it's large concrete Obelisk now serves as a memorial to remember the victims of the Soviet Union - scene for a very intense and highly intriguing discussion. 
 
Maarjamäe Memorial complex

As we mentioned, there are many other locations to discover, a complete list with more background and info can be found at: https://visittallinn.ee/eng/visitor/ideas-tips/tips-and-guides/tenet-filming-locations

If you're a film buff, Christopher Nolan fan or just loved Tenet, we're sure you'll get a kick out of visiting some - or all, of the various locations. 

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