Conference venue

All of the scientific sessions of TESTCOM-FATES-FORTE07 will be held in the premises of the historic House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads (Mustpeade maja), Pikk 26, two hundred meters from Raekoja plats, the central square of the Old Town of Tallinn.

This famous building stands out in Tallinn's generally medieval streetline by its remarkable renaissance facade dating back to 1597 and the eyecatching 1640 front door.

The Brotherhood, founded in Tallinn in 1399, united young unmarried merchants who organized social events and entertainment for the whole town but also served as a unit of the town cavalry. The Brotherhood was only active in Estonia and Latvia. The name is from their patron saint, the black St Mauritius, an early Christian martyr. The Brotherhood began to rent the Pikk 26 early 14th century residential building in 1406. In 1531 they bought it and renovated it thoroughly, adding, in particular, a large hall with an archless ceiling. The adjoining St Olaf's Guild property at Pikk 24 with a 15th century vaulted hall was acquired later. The Brotherhood emigrated from Estonia in 1940.

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Last changed November 2, 2006 17:01 EET by local organizers, tff07(at)