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In Soviet time Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners. It also had to be good enough for the KGB ... The museum represents a collection of the stories of two worlds. In one of them, mostly existing on paper, happy Soviet people enjoyed...more
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Sokos Hotel Viru | Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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The tour was excellently guided and extremely interesting. Our guide not only talked about the historical background but made it even more interesting by sharing stories of people who had worked there or who had been spied upon.
Found the visit really interesting as our guide Pavel was excellent. There are only 2 rooms to see but the way Pavel explained the tour was great. Enjoyed it a lot more than we expected and was a highlight of our Tallinn visit. Thanks Pavel!
Very little to see, actually, it is basically the tour guide talking forever about stories from back in the day. Although interesting, the anecdotes take forever and it is ultimately boring. Also, they ask you to be at the lobby 10 mins before the tour,...More
You can only visit as part of a tour and the group size is limited so it’s recommended to book ahead. There’s a desk in the hotel lobby, but if it’s not staffed you can book at the hotel desk instead. The tour lasted about...More
This museum is located in the Viru hotel on the 23rd floor. It can be visited only by booking a tour. The tour takes about an hour and costs 11€. You can book the tour online via the museum website or in the lobby of...More
The KGB tour was the last thing we did during our 4 day trip to Tallinn and it was a great way to finish our holiday. Our knowledgeable guide did a fantastic job of relaying the many interesting and sometimes funny facts and stories from...More
The Hotel Viru KGB Museum is a fantastic place to visit. Right from the start you’re transported to USSR times, with interesting stories of KGB activities in the hotel and Tallinn. Our guide Margit was wonderful and stayed back to answer everyone’s questions - she...More
Had a great tour of Sokos Hotel Viru. Fascinating how KGB bugged this hotel & the was they treated staff. It’s a really interesting tour, see the ‘hidden’ hotel floor, listening devices and so much more. A little bit of fun but very interesting!!