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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  • Passage tour

    Not for the faint hearted, down into the depths but a fascinating tour going through the ages of their history. About 90 minutes walking having climbed down steps. This tour has to be pre-booked.

  • interesting walk through the Bastion passages

    I thought my tour of the Bastion passages was really interesting. They were split into sections focussing on the people who used them. We also saw the carved stone museum and could go up the Kiek in...

  • Well worth a visit

    We booked a tour of the passages and were not disappointed. The tour provided a great insight into the history of Tallinn from medieval to modern day.


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