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.
In the bastion passages, a train to the future takes you to the year 2219 and back to the 17th century.
In the summer, you can also enter the passages via Freedom Square, from the Carved Stone Museum, which is located in the Ingrian bastion passage.

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

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  • Good tunnels, interesting tour

    We booked the tour through tourist info in the centre of town. Easy to find and the tour took about one hour. Easy walking tour although tricky if you cannot do stairs. Worth a visit!

  • Fastastic building with interesting exhibits and enthusiastic staff

    Surprisingly more to this museum than met the eye - it goes up a long way! there are exhibit rooms in the tower with English- speaking staff who are more than willing to explain everything at length...

  • Lots to see - wide range of Estonian history items

    A well laid out exhibition using the full height of the tower and associated town walls. Interesting displays of both Military (swords, cannons, etc), Estonian history and geographical items (with...


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