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The Dark Side of Tallinn Tours
Ranked #18 of 72 Tours in Tallinn
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Dark Side of Tallinn Tours reveal the dark underbelly of Tallinn for thrill seekers and history buffs alike. Prison tours, ghost tours, medieval history, Cold War and more! Tours available on demand in multiple languages.
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

In all my years of travelling the whole world this is in my top 3 experiences! This is for the curious, the intruiged, the "wierd" and pretty much everything in between! A great tour and so much knowledge from the guide! Apparently you can only see it with a guide in the winter (which you must go to the website and pre-book) but i dont know why you wouldnt do it with a guide to get all that information! It gives a great insight into tallinn and its soviet history so it should be on your list for that if nothing else!
If you go in winter wrap up warm and make sure your camera has plenty of battery!!

2  Thank Louise e
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Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

The fortress has an interesting history you can explore and see what it wiuld5be like as both a fortress and prison. There is some creepy rooms in there and being in the dark is a great element of the tour. If you're scared of the dark probably not your thing.

2  Thank Nomeian
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

The huge Patatrei building has served as a fortress, garrison and prison - impressive in itself but brought alive by our guide Viktor's deep and partly personal knowledge of its dark history.

Walking around the corridors, cells and other "facilities", sometimes with the aid of a flashlight, Viktor's descriptions of the building of what it was used for from its original purpose through to its use by the Nazi and Soviet regimes was very interesting and often chilling. His knowledge and interpretations of the building's past right up to it's final days as Estonia gained its freedom make for a fascinating and chilling reminder of what humans can do to each other.

Thoroughly recommended.

2  Thank William150260
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is an unforgettable tour. Vicktor was perfect at guiding us through the dilapidated prison with a torch light and providing us with much insight into the darker and menacing side of Estonia's history. As soon as the rusty gate creaked open and Vicktor appeared stony-faced from the other side, we had no idea what we had let ourselves in for..... I would thoroughly recommend the experience if you are ready to be put out of your comfort zone.

3  Thank Lizzie L
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Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Our tour started when it was already dark so it was kind of creepy since the beginning. Viktor our tour guide started with an historical introduction how the building was original a fortress and was changed into a prison. The tour gives you a nice sight how the things were during the nazi/soviet time. The prison itself was nice but there was a lot of waste lying around. All in all it is definitly worth a visit especially if you are interessted in the nazi/soviet history

1  Thank Maddin J
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