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KGB Museum, Tallinn

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Housed in a hotel that was once a hot spot for foreign visitors, KGB Museum presents a stark reminder of the secret police network that operated in the Soviet Union. Owned and operated by foreigners, the Hotel Viru became a target of KGB monitoring. Take a guided tour (offered several times daily in English) to see the KGB's secret operating room, which has been more or less untouched since the Soviet collapse in 1991. You'll see the workstations operatives used to spy on the hotel's guests, which connected to an extensive system of electronics wired into the building. This museum is accessible only by organized tour. Reservations are required; be sure to call in advance to arrange your visit. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including KGB Museum.
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  • The visit was OK but my expectations were not fulfilled. Most of the things you hear during the visit are stuff you already knew, however it may be good for youngsters to appreciate the lifestyle they...  more »
  • Called for reservation one day in advance , spoke in english and requested one appointment at 10. When I arrived the tour was in Finnish. I had to wait for one more hour for the english tour which I d...  more »
  • A bit kitschy, but interesting and fun. Good for kids, too. Guide was knowledgeable about the history of the place and shared many interesting stories. At the time of our visit, there was a gorgeous f...  more »

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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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