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 all those steps

    Didn't do the tunnel tour, put off by reviews! Different levels with different exhibits. Model of the old town gives you a sense of how it looked. Weapons part interesting. We were also able to walk...

  • Interesting and worth the admission

    Beautifully preserved passageways with interesting exhibits about the history of Tallinn. I didn't take the tour but wandered on my own. There is plenty to see covering the history of Tallinn from...

  • Interesting tour

    The tour in the tunnels had a great potential as it is an interesting site that had different uses along the history of the city. But we also had trouble understanding the guide. His English was not...


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