Kiek in de Kök Museum and Bastion Tunnels, Tallinn

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Home to a vast network of military tunnels and a historical cannon tower, Kiek in de Kök Museum and Bastion Tunnels 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 Kök Museum and Bastion Tunnels and other Tallinn attractions using our handy Tallinn itinerary maker.
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  • We have only the tour of the Bastion, the underground corridor of Tallinn. The guide told excited about the different periods in history and what it meant for the population bastion. The lighting, music and the exhibited puppets and objects made sure that the story came to life. Also the film that was shown in advance gave in an original way look on the history of the city.
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  • The tour in the bastion tunnels is well organised and interesting. The guide was very good and well informed. A very interesting piece of Tallinn's history can be discovered during the tour.  more »
  • Impressively old and well restored piece of Estonian medieval history. Gives a good look into the history and making of this country. I appreciated, that for once, it was a museum where you were allow...  more »