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Kiek in de Kök Museum

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (Germ. "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 windows of Lower Town kitchens.

Nowadays, the tower houses a museum that introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century. On the basement floor, there are temporary photography exhibitions; in the armoury, you can explore various weapons and have a go on a shooting simulator.
The café on the sixth floor affords one-of-a-kind views of Toompea, the Lower Town and the harbour.
Guided tours of bastion passages also start at Kiek in de Kök.
Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (Germ. "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 windows of Lower Town kitchens.

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  • Interesting

    Interesting tour in the passages under the Old Town of Tallinn. The tour took an hour and it was surprising to us how much tunnels there are. It is +5 C in the tunnels so be sure to wear enough...

  • language barrier

    Amazing what they have done with the bastion tunnels. Where on an excursion few years ago, but now then have enlarged the length of the tunnel. That was impressive. If making a reservation by e-mail...

  • Fascinating tunnels full of history

    This trip through the tunnels around the bastions surrounding Tallinn Old Town was really enjoyable. A short video (10 minutes?) beforehand gives an animated history of Tallinn to set the scene...


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