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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  • Back in time

    Typical medieval bastion, where you will find a lot of information about the history of Tallinn. We had a tour underground and really enjoyed it.

  • Dress Warm

    The Tower museum has guides on all floors who will tell you about the exhibits. Very friendly, but the most interesting is the tower itself. The Bastion Passages require a reservation and are...

  • Bastion Passages are fantastic.

    The main museum is okay - make it to the top of Kiek in de Kok for a fabulous views of Tallinn. The real treat is to take the Bastion Passages tour - about an hour. You learn about 250+ years of...


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