Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum forms a museum complex over 500 metres long which includes four towers: Kiek in de Kök, Maiden's Tower, Tallitorn Tower, and the Gate Tower of the Short Leg. The fortification museum also includes mysterious underground bastion passages and the Carved Stone Museum located in them.
The Kiek in de Kök exhibition provides an overview of former warfare, plague and famines, and crime and punishment in the medieval city.
The exposition of bastion passages introduces the history of defensive structures and the most important military events. There is also a rich exposition of carved stones.

Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum forms a museum complex over 500 metres long which includes four towers: Kiek in de Kök, Maiden's Tower, Tallitorn Tower, and the Gate Tower of the Short Leg. The fortification museum also includes mysterious underg

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  • Highlight of My Visit to Tallinn!

    It was so much fun hiking up the tower and then wandering down through the lower passages! It took awhile so it was excellent exercise too, and I was a bit worn out at the end of the nearly two hours...

  • A mixed bag

    Although they have historical significance I found the bastion passages rather boring. Much more interesting was the musuem and the walkways between the 3 towers. This was fun to explore and there...

  • Very Unique

    My friends and I visited this museum and were very surprised at the history and architecture. There is such a wide range of history, which I know should be expected as old as this city is, but wasn't...


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