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Kiek in de Kök Museum

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (Germ. "peek in the kitchen") got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the windows of Lower Town kitchens.

Nowadays, the tower houses a museum that introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century. On the basement floor, there are temporary photography exhibitions; in the armoury, you can explore various weapons and have a go on a shooting simulator.
The café on the sixth floor affords one-of-a-kind views of Toompea, the Lower Town and the harbour.
Guided tours of bastion passages also start at Kiek in de Kök.
Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (Germ. "peek in the kitchen") got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the windows of Lower Town kitchens.

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  • Unusually Fantastic

    Put simply; this is a must do in Tallinn! I went there on my first day in the city and it did not disappoint. This 'medieval marvel', as a fellow reviewer named it, was stunning and steeped in...

  • Great display of medieval history

    A great place to visit with some supper displays a arms and armour. Well laid out and not so big it overwhelms

  • Medieval Marvel

    Although there are several towers intact in the city wall few offer every day access like Kiek in de Kok. The tower museum includes some nice historical weaponry and uniforms and some good...


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