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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  • Very nice insight to Tallinn history

    The exploration of the tunnels was very interesting, they have been used for many things over the years and have a lot of history. Unfortunately I felt the tour skipped through very quickly, we...

  • Surprising tunnels have quite a useful history

    It is not very deep below the surface but we went in June and they offered us blankets to wrap in which I thought was really nice. You learn a lot from the tunnels many uses. They are very well...

  • Excellent. Book in advance!

    Excelent attraction that helps you discover and understand a bit the history of Tallinn and Estonia. I strongly recommend to take a look at the schedule to pay a visit to the passages. The staff...


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