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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  • Worth a trip

    The bastion towers and Kiek in de Kok have been very tastefully restored. There is a nice set of exhibits in the Kiek tower and at the very top a bar and presumably disco for hire, which has...

  • Kiek in de Kok

    NB. Bring Jackets/Coats/Warm Clothes even on very warm days as the Passages are below ground and can be quite cold. My kids had great fun saying this. The bastion tunnels/passage is well worth a...

  • Interesting experience

    visiting the tunnels and the museum is a fabulous experience. Very interesting to hear and learn about the purpose of the bastion and its history.


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