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.

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  • Milpitas_traveller Milpitas_traveller
    Just a tower and old passages

    I only saw the outside of this tower and the adjacent walls, passageways, and shops. It was nothing special.

  • vibran vibran
    Very interesting

    The Kiek in de Kok and the Bastion is a very interesting place, especially the tower itself and the artifacts showed there that has played their role in the towers history. The tower is a very solid...

  • jfarlam jfarlam
    Great Medieval Defense Tower

    This is part of the wall that surrounded the old city. It is solid construction and our guide said has 15 foot thick walls. Inside is a museum with artifacts dating to medieval times and a good...

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