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.
We only saw the tower from the outside because there are many steps to get to the top but we did take the tour of the Bastion Passages. It was about an hour and gave a lot of history of Tallinn. It...
This cannon tower, part of the wall separating the upper (nobility) and lower (merchants) towns, is full of lore. It's also a museum. Admiring it from the exterior is sufficient, and the upper...
This was a fabulous museum and exhibition. Lots of steps up to the top of the tower so no good if you have bad knees!! The price for both was 7 Euros combined so a bargain.