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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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Address: Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 644 6686
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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and...

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 time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment. With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor.The time train in the bastion passages takes the tourist to 2219. The other part of the passage display concentrates on the history of the passages.The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbor.

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The tower fulfills the expectations, Its interesting and definitely worth the money. You get a guided tour (available in many languages) and learn the basic history about Tallinn... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower fulfills the expectations, Its interesting and definitely worth the money. You get a guided tour (available in many languages) and learn the basic history about Tallinn. Even though you only have one day in Tallinn you can visit this attraction, its close by everything (walking distance). Its really fun for everyone!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This particular tower and adjacent walkways must be seen to appreciate the overall history of old and modern Tallinn. I am sure it is more attractive during the summer months.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In this museum you can marvel at the development of military equipment. A little tricky to walk the stairs a lot. On the ground floor is a temporary exhibition and happened to be perfect for our needs sarcastic pictures

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did enjoy this tour, however I do think I might have paid more attention if it was as an audio guide that I could wander round on my own. Due to safety I understand this wouldn't be possible! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English, the tower itself had very very impressive views from the top!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

*Remember to schedule the tour ahead of time* We didn't realize we needed to book ahead of time until the morning of our last day, but we dropped in anyway just to check and met the nicest woman at the front desk, who was willing to schedule us in for the next tour. I don't recall the name of our... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read the good reviews on Trip Advisor and were disappointed with what we experienced. The tunnel tour was ok but not great. The only section that was interesting was the 1600s period. The whole tour takes about 1.5 hours and it's quite cold in the tunnel so wear warm clothing. There is quite a long section on stone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend doing this tour if you're ever in Tallinn. I'm not a museum kind of guy, but this was fascinating! Really well done, interesting historical tour backwards through time on the many uses of these medieval tunnels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

38 metres high, you can climb the winding stairway to the top floor (with a cafe, but nobody was there when we went). There was an unmarked toilet at the top. Views. A lot of history and displays on each floor with people in costume. We didn't do the underground tour. This one cost 3 euro for seniors (5 euro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a spare hour book the underground tour and visit the Museum, both are absolutely worth a visit. You will learn a bit about the history of Tallinn as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much fun to go beneath the city and see the tunnels. Lots of tunnels, nicely restored and the movie while riding the tram was unique.

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