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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a...more
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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This red-roofed medieval fortification tower is called "Kiek in de Kok" (German for "peek in the kitchen"). It got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the kitchen in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So called as the soldiers in the tower could see into the nearby kitchens. (meaning Peep into the kitchen). The tower was constructed 600 years ago and was renovated at least twice. The 38m tower is one of the highest places on the old town...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

It's essentially the Maiden's Tower, and quite interesting walk. I didn't think there's anything 'new' that can be seen from here that you cannot see from the courtyard, but it does offer different perspective, as it it higher. Glad I visited place, but I would...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

We were surprised by the extent of the tunnels. Check before going if they already have some guides / information posters available as there was next to nothing when we visited the passages. However, the tower and the wall walks were excellent and well explained,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

This was a fascinating visit, particularly the passages. Nice views from Kiek in de Kok over the Old Town. The passages stretched on much further than I expected!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

The tower and bastion passages cost €14 per person, by far the most expensive attraction we visited in Tallin. The underground passages contain no informatIon at all in any language other than Estonian (fair enough, it’s in Estonia, but considering there are lots of German,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

This is a very interesting and highly recommended activity, not only because of its historical importance, but also because it provides a different view of local history. Particularly the "short" version, which is only through the passages of the first tower, is short, but very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Interesting view from the tower, wasted time in bastion passages. Only reason to visit passages under bastion could be your special interest of bombs shelter

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Martins V
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

This is an interesting tourist attraction,which is basically 3 tourist attractions under one banner:the historic towers and walls walk with medieval museum exhibits,The Bastion Passages and the Stone Carved Museum.The 3 attraction ticket cost 14 euros.A little costly,but on balance a worthwhile attraction.You can get...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little museum and decided to go in just to see the underground tunnels which were very interesting and definitely worth doing. However the female staff on the ticket desk were extremely rude for absolutely no reason, especially the older lady with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lori729
July 7, 2015|
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Response from MAK56 |
Guided tours to the Bastion tunnels should be booked in advance calling (+372) 644 6686, by e-mail: kok@linnamuuseum or at the museum desk.
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Jerseygirl4515
March 23, 2015|
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Response from carlb0161 | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.
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