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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, Tallinn
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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This is part of the wall that surrounded the old city. It is solid construction and our guide said has 15 foot thick walls. Inside is a museum with artifacts dating to medieval times and a good explan... read more »
トームペアの南にある塔です。 「キーク・イン・デ・キョク」という不思議な名前は、ドイツ語で「台所をのぞけ」 という意味らしいです。 オレンジ色のとんがり屋根が可愛らしい塔です。 内部は歴史博物館になっています。This is the Tower of toompea. Strangely named "kiek in de kyoku', it means 'guaranteed kitchen" in Germany. This is a cute Orange Trullo Tower. Inside is a Museum of history.show original
Kiek in de Kök is Low German for ‘Peep into the Kitchen,’ derived from the ability of tower occupants to see into kitchens of nearby houses. The Kiek in de Kök tower (which still has medieval cannonba... read more »
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