Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (German for ‘peek in the kitchen’) got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the kitchens in the town below.
The museum, located in the cannon tower and bastion passages, introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century. In the arms room, you can explore historical weapons and try out a shooting simulator.
The tower offers unique views of the city and port. From there, you can visit the passages in the city wall, Neitsitorn Tower, Tallitorn Tower, the gate tower of Lühike Jalg, and the bastion passages.

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (German for ‘peek in the kitchen’) got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the kitchens in the town below.
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  • Great tour, worth booking

    I’m not totally sure how the booking system for this tour works. I turned up thinking I could wander around myself but it turned out I had to book in for the next day (tunnels & carved stone museum...

  • Impressive to some extent

    The "Bastion" has a good view, from its height, along with the walls.Thick walls also. Conservation is good. One can have an idea about the defenses of the upper class of Tallinn during the medieval...

  • Excellent

    This is three museums in one, excellent value for money. It looks at warfare and artillery, the bastions where evacuations plan were made, and a carved stone “wing”. Take a blanket for the bastions...


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