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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  • Interesting Walk - kind of reminds of Game of Thrones scenes

    It's essentially the Maiden's Tower, and quite interesting walk. I didn't think there's anything 'new' that can be seen from here that you cannot see from the courtyard, but it does offer different...

  • Excellent history experience!

    We were surprised by the extent of the tunnels. Check before going if they already have some guides / information posters available as there was next to nothing when we visited the passages. However...

  • Fascinating visit

    This was a fascinating visit, particularly the passages. Nice views from Kiek in de Kok over the Old Town. The passages stretched on much further than I expected!


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