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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 6686
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Very nice insight to Tallinn history

The exploration of the tunnels was very interesting, they have been used for many things over the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Surprising tunnels have quite a useful history

It is not very deep below the surface but we went in June and they offered us blankets to wrap in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 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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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 6686
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The exploration of the tunnels was very interesting, they have been used for many things over the years and have a lot of history. Unfortunately I felt the tour skipped through very quickly, we didn't stop in each space and I didn't feel like I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not very deep below the surface but we went in June and they offered us blankets to wrap in which I thought was really nice. You learn a lot from the tunnels many uses. They are very well displayed and thought provoking. It...More

Thank exactowife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excelent attraction that helps you discover and understand a bit the history of Tallinn and Estonia. I strongly recommend to take a look at the schedule to pay a visit to the passages. The staff were great. Even my children enjoyed the visit because you...More

Thank troglo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kiek in de Kok is one of the tallest of Tallinn's amazingly well-preserved medieval fortifications. It sits in a little park rising up like Rapunzel's tower above the Tallinn Old Town. Yet for the most part, the outside view is all. The exhibits and...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1475-1481,this 45met., six storey cannon tower played a key role in the Livonian War and still has nine of Ivan 4 's cannonballs embedded in its walls . Medieval soldiers joked that from its top,they could see right into the lichens of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good history lesson about Tallin and it occupation periods and interesting particularly for children about 9 yrs or older.

Thank Gardesh76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed a lady on the guided tour, but alas hardly could understand what she was saying, because of the very thick accent. Some of the things that she was saying seemed quite interesting though. But she also started blabbering as soon as she got...More

Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the old wall that surrounded the city in the middle ages, it has been well preserved, and some of the buildings are still in use today

Thank lesleywr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many other sights in Tallinn, seen in isolation the tower is quire attractive but probably no more impressive than many other small towers you can see throughout Europe. However it is an essential element of the ambience of Tallinn.

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a highly interesting tour. All of our children (aged 9 - 14) thouroghly liked it. A lot of effort has been put into restoring the underground passages and some of the artefacts date back to 1533!

Thank Sampsa R
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How can I get tickets in advance for my family of 6?
7 July 2015|
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.
How do I get to Kiek in de Kok and the Bastion Passages museum from the cruise terminal? I read that there are many steps. Is it a difficult climb for older visitors?
24 March 2015|
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Response from carl b | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.