Soviet era and military tour in Tallinn

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The tour provides an overview of the Soviet era in Estonia and explains the times of occupation.

Start the tour at the KGB Museum, where you will learn how the KGB operated during the Soviet times in Hotel Viru, which was meant for foreigners (visits upon advance booking). In the Museum of Occupations, you will get a thorough overview of the Soviet occupation in Estonia; be sure to also visit the Bronze Soldier, which caused a lot of media hype, in its new location at the Defence Forces Cemetery of Tallinn. Guided tours of Patarei sea fortress prison have to be booked in advance.

Constructions characteristic of that era, such as Linnahall, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Lasnamäe city district, Tallinn Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita and many other places are definitely worth a visit.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Viru väljak 4, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10111

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  • 2
    Freedom Square in Tallinn and the monument to the War of Independence

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Vabaduse väljak, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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  • 3
    Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

    Museums & Galleries

    Toompea tänav 8, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10130

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  • 4
    KGB prison cells

    Museums & Galleries

    Pagari tänav 1, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10133

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  • 5
    Tallinn City Hall

    Historical buildings

    Mere puiestee 20b, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10111

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  • 6
    Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress exhibition area

    Historical buildings

    Suur-Patarei tänav-24, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10415

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  • 7
    Seaplane Harbour (Estonian Maritime Museum)

    Museums & Galleries

    Vesilennuki tänav 6, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10415

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  • 8
    Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

    Historical buildings

    Narva maantee 95, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10127

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  • 9
    Maarjamäe Memorial

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Pirita tee-76C, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10127

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  • 10
    Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Mõisa tee 1, Viimsi alevik, Viimsi vald, Harju maakond 74001

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  • 11
    Lasnamäe city district

    Stopover

    Tallinn

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  • 12
    Defence Forces Cemetery

    Ruins & Historic Sites

    Tehnika tänav 173, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn 10139

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open 24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
Coordinates
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