Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

The bastion passages are part of the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum.

The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition, and other equipment from the enemy. They were also used to monitor the enemy’s underground activities of planting mines. After the fortifications were removed from the list of military objects in 1857, parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions.

Carved Stone Museum, located in the Ingrian bastion, can also be found in the bastion passages. The Museum presents the carved stone collection of the Tallinn City Museum.

Individual visitors can use an audio guide in the bastion passages. We also offer guided tours.

The bastion passages are part of the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum.

The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movemen

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  • Well worth a visit!

    It is worth getting a ticket to see the tunnels and the towers. The tunnels are interesting and you can download an audio tour app to listen to along with a map. The towers are steep, but there are...

  • Worthwhile

    This is a worthwhile museum to visit as you can access towers, tunnels and the walls. All are brilliant and well worth investigating. The museum was quiet when we visited just after it opened on a...

  • Definitely worth the visit

    I’m not much for museeums and this one was not much different from others I’ve been too (3/5) but the bastion passages was an absolutely fantastic experience. Very cool and the app they recommend you...


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