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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  • Must-do in Tallinn

    Visited Tallinn in June and this is a must-visit location for any visitor. Our group included 3 teenage kids who thought the entire museum, including the tunnels below, was a fascinating way to...

  • Interesting museum

    I loved the fact you. Outdoor walk so much of the walls,here the tower museum was great with well laid out varied exhibits the tiny chocolate museum was disappointing but the rest of it more than...

  • Going underground

    Guided tours of the bastion passages with an informed local guide. Very interesting place to visit & quite extensive tunnels. Tied in with Kiek in de kok which you explore at your own pace. Another...


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