Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, Tallinn
(3.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Home to a vast network of military tunnels and a historical cannon tower, Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum documents the secret history of defending Tallinn over the centuries. Constructed by the Swedes during the 17th and 18th centuries to connect their series of underground bunkers, the hundreds of tunnels were rediscovered throughout the 20th century. Visit the museum and learn more about the tunnels' usage, construction, and what spurred their creation. You'll get in-depth information on Tallinn's development and involvement in military conflicts. Stop by the fortified tower section, standing 38 m (124.5 ft) tall and protected by 4 m (13 ft) thick walls. Defenders protected by the tower were able to fire cannons, catapults, and other projectiles. Although the tower does not require an organized tour, the tunnels themselves do: they can only be accessed with advance reservations. Work out when and for how long to visit Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum and other Tallinn attractions using our handy Tallinn itinerary maker.
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  • Visiting here was part of our school project and our group liked this place very much. The "birth history" of the tunnels, life after World War II and settlements was interesting to hear. Our group wa...  more »
  • Loved walking by that old tower that day we spent in Tallinn. The design is still intact and so beautiful. Well worth stopping by! 
  • A very interesting place to visit. Informative and slightly special is the tunnels opened up.
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