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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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Didn't do the tunnel tour, put off by reviews! Different levels with different exhibits. Model of the old town gives you a sense of how it looked. Weapons part interesting. We were also able to walk to the next tower via the high level walkway....More
Beautifully preserved passageways with interesting exhibits about the history of Tallinn.
I didn't take the tour but wandered on my own. There is plenty to see covering the history of Tallinn from its origins, Freedom Square and Estonian confectionery.You are able to get a sense...More
The tour in the tunnels had a great potential as it is an interesting site that had different uses along the history of the city.
But we also had trouble understanding the guide. His English was not so good and his explanations were inconsistent, with...More
The passages tell many stories of old times and also from the World War, it was very interesting to learn the history of the city from this perspective. the tour ends with the sections of the carved stone museum which is also interesting. Make sure...More
We were very fortunate as we didn't book the tour of the bastions but there was a tour at the time we arrived, so a tip would be to check in advance as you don't get to see them otherwise and it takes about an...More
Let's start with the Bastion guided tour.
First, the guide wasn't speaking very good English, so that was a bummer from the start. It was difficult at times to understand her properly.
Second, the visit has a very high potential to be interesting. BUT... our...More
This is just 160 meters of a tunnel with various segments devoted to different time periods of history. This is not a strenuous walk, the tunnel is very well lit, with places to sit while listening to a guide. It is also not terrible cold:...More
There are lots of interesting stories about the history of this tower, whose name translates roughly to "look in the kitchen". From the high vantage point, the soldiers in the tower could observe everyone. The tower is connected to a tunnel, so you can go...More
Cannon balls are indeed embedded in the wall! If you do not have time to visit inside, you can still wonder at the enduring nature of the tower and the stories it could tell of it’s inhabitants across the centuries. Good vantage point to see...More
Very much worth visiting to get a sense of the military history of Tallinn. There is a cafe in one of the towers, as well as many places to sit and look out at the views of the old town. In the northern forecourt there...More