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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum
Ranked #17 of 298 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We decided to do this hoping it would while away an hour or so. I'm very glad we did because it was very interesting. The guide spoke excellent English and was very informative but the last bit (about the future) was a little strange.

Visited July 2014
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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“One of the nicest spots in Tallinn”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

During your trip in Tallinn you cannot miss it! Surrounded by green, close to a small and tiny group of benches, nice the sight from above. Good for taking a rest!

Visited June 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Potential tourist trap”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Although interesting, to be charged extra to take photos and to use the terrace to drink your coffee is a little extreme!

Visited July 2014
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Fresno, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Explore the Secret Tunnels under Tallinn”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Do something different while in Tallinn, Estonia, explore the fascinating underground tunnels. You need to make advance reservations for this tour, usually one day in advance. And bring a sweater, it's cold down there (blankets provided if you don't). Then you will be treated to a unique tour. It starts with a well done introductory movie giving the history, cutely done so it will also appeal to children. Next you actually go in and explore a long series of tunnels and learn more about how they were used. Originally built in the 1600's to protect the Castle from siege. Also used to move weapons and spy on the enemy outside the castle. Up to WWII where they became temporary bomb shelters. This is an amazing experience you will long remember. I highly recommend it.

Visited July 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“past, presend and possible future place”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice place with inside in past, present and future of Tallin with possible future raid train with digital impressions. Liked train to future with digital impressions, interesting idea. Liked everything there, no dislikes.

Visited August 2013
Thank Raimonds R
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