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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  • Bastion passages - interesting tour

    Interesting tour. You can download audio guide app and take the tour at your own pace. We entered from Kiek in de Kök side. Firstly there was a short film about Tallinn history and passages (less...

  • An interesting interactive museum / kiinnostava interaktiivinen museo

    Olin varannut meille paikat kierrokselle Bastioniin, mutta koska kierrokselle ei ollut ilmoittautunut 10 ihmistä, meidät neuvottiin lataamaan puhelimeen heidän oma äppi mistä pystyi kuuntelemaan...

  • an excellent introduction to the history of Tallinn

    We purchased tickets to see the entire museum -- the towers, the underground passages and the museum. The most enjoyable, understandably, were the views of the rooftops from the walls. The museum...


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