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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 6686
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Great views

When we did our walking tour tis was one of the first place we stopped and it is a great view over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Malcolm P
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Moscow, Russia
A lot to learn about Tallinn

This is a very good museum to learn about the history of the medieval city of Tallinn. It presents... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynn B
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Gatineau, Canada
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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment. With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor.The time train in the bastion passages takes the tourist to 2219. The other part of the passage display concentrates on the history of the passages.The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbor.
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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we did our walking tour tis was one of the first place we stopped and it is a great view over the lower town. The renovated wall and towers are also impressive as are the much newer protecting monks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good museum to learn about the history of the medieval city of Tallinn. It presents many exhibits and artefacts about the town's fortifications and weapons. Kiek in the Kok translates to "peak into the kitchen." It got its name from the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A waste of time and money. The tunnels were cold and never ending, the guide was boring and we couldn't understand a word she said in English. Underwhelming.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was let down by a guide who didn’t show any enthusiasm and appeared bored from beginning to end. The tunnels have an interesting history and have been used for many different purposes over the years. A good guide would have made all the...More

Thank Pierre J
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Estonia has a colorfull history, with more wars and occupations than most other places. And yup get a glimpse into that past during this visit

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Kiek in de kok is a place all have to visit. Here are history about the city from old times. It costs al ittle bit to enter, but it is worth it.

Thank Terje B
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is the literal interpretation of the German name and dates back to the early days when the towering bastion allowed the soldiers to look down through the wide chimneys of the lower town houses into the kitchens. The bastion has an interesting history which...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A massive circular defence tower from which you can « look into the kitchens » of the surrounding houses (that’s what the name means). Weapons and uniforms from different periods, great viewes on the city, exposition of photographs of Karl Karlovich Bulla, « the first photoreporter of the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I hooked on to a tour by myself while my husband was working. This was absolutely astounding. Short video prior to entering was very well done on the history of Tallinn, and learning of the uses of the passages over time was unlike anything I've...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Visitted Kiek in de Kok and had a Bastion Passages tour. The lady at the tickets office was super nice, in the tower there were staff who would kindly answer questions about exhibition. The tour at Bastion Passages was informative and interesting. Bear in mind...More

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Lori729
7 July 2015|
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Response from MAK56 |
Guided tours to the Bastion tunnels should be booked in advance calling (+372) 644 6686, by e-mail: kok@linnamuuseum or at the museum desk.
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Jerseygirl4515
24 March 2015|
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Response from carl b | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.
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