Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

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.
In the bastion passages, a train to the future takes you to the year 2219 and back to the 17th century. The passages are only accessible with a guide throughout the year. In the summer, individual visitors can enter the Steinrelief-Museum, which is located in the Ingrian bastion passage, via Freedom Square.

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 en

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  • Must-do in Tallinn

    Visited Tallinn in June and this is a must-visit location for any visitor. Our group included 3 teenage kids who thought the entire museum, including the tunnels below, was a fascinating way to...

  • Interesting museum

    I loved the fact you. Outdoor walk so much of the walls,here the tower museum was great with well laid out varied exhibits the tiny chocolate museum was disappointing but the rest of it more than...

  • Going underground

    Guided tours of the bastion passages with an informed local guide. Very interesting place to visit & quite extensive tunnels. Tied in with Kiek in de kok which you explore at your own pace. Another...


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