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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  • Definitely worth a visit. Illuminates the history of Tallinn, and access to, once again, the hang of how big the city is completely surrounded by the city walls have been and. The basement through access tunnels that you should book in advance. You can reach the city centre of Tallinn, very far in tunnels. It's pretty self-service is not, but the guide is always with you.
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  • In the tower and catacombs are under the wall, where the tour. Visit was interesting, but not very interesting excursion. Mostly common words the significant role in the life of the city. Most of the information received from the film, which showed at the beginning of the tour. Overall, not bad after the tour (on a separate ticket), you can climb the Tower, from where splendid views of the city, as well as exposure on each floor there are interesting things and weapons of different times.
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  • First floor with an exposition devoted to Charles IV is not as interesting. And the rest enjoyed. The exposition devoted to the history of Tallinn and Estonia. There are interesting layouts, installations, weapons, and the movie in various languages. On the top floor of cafes and beautiful views of the city.
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