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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  • And then there is a tunnel

    The museum in the tower in quite average but the tunnel inside the city wall is interesting enough. It's undergound and always a little bit chilly, in summer time as well, so wear a jacket or a scarf.

  • This area is typical of the walled city and gives you a feel of the past.

    Approach Kiek in de Krok and the Bation Passages from the southern end of town through Vabaduse Valijak ( Freedom Square ) off Estonia Pst / Kaarli Pst. A great way to begin exploring the famous Old...

  • Loved it!

    We spent quite a while here visiting all the passages. Very interesting and quite a lot to see and you can take photos of the City through the Windows.


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