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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  • Patrick W Patrick W
    Book in advance and wear comfy shoes

    The Tower and Tunnels are definitely worth a visit if you are spending time in Old Town, but to visit the tunnels you need to contact them in advance because the tours are guided and offered in...

  • Conrad D Conrad D

    I have learned from our tour guide what is the meaning of the name of this structure. I wont say it. You just have to either google it or take the free tour and the tour guide will tell you. Part...

  • Simeon D Simeon D
    Doesn't sound so appealing, but great views and history await!

    We climbed our way to the top of the tower for yet more stunning views of Tallinn, but it was actually the history of the bastion tunnels which we found most fascinating. You do pay extra for the...

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