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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  • History and views

    Visited Kiek and the other towers mid-morning. A lot of history here, particularly in the Kiek in de Kok tower. Exhibit details different periods or aspects to Tallinn and Estonia's history and...

  • Kiek in de Kok as well as 3 more towers

    Went to visit the Kiek in de Kok quite late in the afternoon and found that we could only visit the Kiek in de Kok and three other towers, as it was too close to closing time to be able to visit the...

  • Really interesting

    The museum was very interesting with each floor of the tower having a different theme. The Bastion Tunnels were a tad creepy but worth the visit. The history and the uses of them over the years was...


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