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 Place

    We really enjoyed our visit and in particular the tunnels. I thought the price was very reasonable for the combined trip (tunnels and tower). I was surprised how long we spent here so definitely keep...

  • My favourite attraction in Tallinn

    The tower museum is very good and gives you a great insight into the violent past of Tallinn and the range of defences it used to protect itself. However, the main highlight was the tour of the...

  • Disappointment!!!

    We visited Tallinn last week for 3 days. I had researched things to do and was intrigued by the tower and its history. I am currently waiting for a knee operation so stairs are a real problem to me...


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