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Much of Old Town Tallinn, Estonia — which many argue is Europe’s best-preserved medieval city, encircled by its original fortified wall — is nowadays a charade constructed to drop the tourist into the center of a charming, archetypal European fairytale.  Looking past the kitschy ox-drawn carts and period costumes, one finds details like this old wooden arched door, which give a peek into the real medieval Estonia.

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