Along the paths of the medieval criminal story “Melchior the apothecary”

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What was Tallinn like in 1409 and what has remained of it today? Where did Tallinn's first apothecary live and from whom did people buy their medicine before him? The tour will show the city through the eyes of the apothecary Melchior. The nuances of making a historical film will be explained - can 15th-century Tallinn be portrayed realistically.

The tour starts at the Kiek in de Kök artillery tower, moving through Toompea to the Lower Town, visiting the 600-year-old pharmacy and tasteing the pharmacy schnapps. The excursion ends at the Tallinn City Museum, where 15th-century artefacts preserved in the collections will be presented.

The tours take place in English, Estonian and Russian.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Komandandi tee 2, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10130

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  • 2
    Tallinn Town Hall Square

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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  • 3
    Town Hall Pharmacy

    Museums & Galleries

    Raekoja plats 11, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10146

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  • 4
    Tallinn City Life Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Vene tänav 17, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10123

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

  • Adult:


    12 €
  • Child:


    10 €
  • Pensioner:


    10 €
  • University student:


    10 €
  • School student:


    10 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

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Getting there

The tour starts at the Kiek in de Kök artillery tower and ends at the Tallinn City Museum

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Vabaduse väljak
Tram: Vabaduse väljak
Trolleybus: Vabaduse väljak
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