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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  • zozo715 zozo715

    Interesting visit with an excellent guide

    You get some good views from the tower and there is a bit of historical information as you wander round. However, the tunnels were the interesting part for us. We had a guide with a phenomenal...

  • KrishDwivedi KrishDwivedi

    Historical Place.

    If any one is interested in history Kiek in de Kok (German for peek in the kitchen) is a great place to visit.

  • JonAndSophieTravel JonAndSophieTravel

    Didn't do the Tunnels but the Tower Museum was awesome!!!

    My wife and I had so much fun at this museum. Each floor takes you higher up the tower and the higher you go, the smaller the staircases get. Make sure you go all the way though, as the view from the...

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