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 fifth 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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  • Markus H Markus H

    If you love medieval towers - you got to see this

    You can also go inside the tower if you pay for a ticket. A wonderful tower along with medieval walls.

  • PillaiRamgopal PillaiRamgopal

    The view from the top is worth the climb

    The view from the top of Kirk in de kok is worth the laborious climb to the top as you can have the best photos of Alexander Nevsky cathedral from here while relaxing on a drink from the shop on top.

  • Clivey57 Clivey57


    This passage off the town square paths Estonian life from Stone Age to present time with a small museum gift shop at the end, opposite is an courtyard dating back to 1400s

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