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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. Plan to visit KGB Museum during your Tallinn vacation using our convenient Tallinn driving holiday planner .
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  • Located on the top floor of Hotel Viru, which was constructed to be the jewel in the crown of Tallinn's tourism industry, is this terrifying testament to Soviet-era paranoia and the living embodiment ...  more »
  • Small but interesting museum about secret 23rd floor at the Viru hotel. Very inspiring tour guide. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • You cannot help but be moved by the terrors that thee poor innocent people suffered at the hands of these monsters. When suicide is classed as the easiest way out it gives you some idea of what it mus...  more »
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