Exclusive tours in the four towers of the Kiek in de Kök fortification museum. Book your tour in August!

Perhaps you have visited Kiek in de Kök or Maiden Tower and have wondered about the other towers that are part of the Danish King’s Garden. Now there is finally a chance to visit all four with a knowledgeable guide.

Guided tours through the four historic towers of Tallinn city wall take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays in August.
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Wednesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm
History tour: The four towers and the Danish King’s Garden

Historically this section of the wall and the towers that punctuate it heroically weathered enemy attacks, saw the birth of many legends and ghost stories, and became home to many artists and and other well-known people. Your guide will be Kadi Pilt. The tour is in English.

Admission is with a museum ticket (7 EUR, concessions 4.50 EUR) purchased at Neitsitorn.

PLEASE NOTE! As the Thursdays 7 pm tour takes place after hours, payment is in cash only.

Please book in advance using this web form as numbers are limited!

Description:
The tour will start at the Maiden Tower (Neitsitorn). Depending on the weather we then walk through the Garden and around the wall to the Kiek in de Kök artillery tower, or use the access along the wall-walk. After visiting Kiek in de Kök, we walk along the wall-walk, with its magnificent views, to the Old Town and learn about who has historically lived or set up shop there in this somewhat shady corner against the wall. We then come back to Maiden Tower, where we learn about the history and famous people who have lived here over many centuries. From Maiden Tower we continue along the wall-walk to the Marstall, aka Stable Tower (Tallitorn), once an infamous prison, and then on to the Short Leg Gate Tower (Lühikese jala väravatorn), a symbol of two cities, Reval and Dome city, that never got along, now best known by its countless ghost legends. We return using the wall-walk and climb down through Tallitorn to the Danish King’s Garden. Please note: as the steps in the Tallitorn are extreme and the stairwell narrow and winding, there is an option to leave through the Maiden Tower. Please let the guide know if you have difficulties with steep steps. The tour will take about an hour to an hour and half depending on how fast we move.

Thursdays at 9 pm
Ghost tour: Stories of hauntings, the legends of the four towers, stories of the Danish King’s Garden
Urban legends claim that the four towers and the Danish King’s Garden are the most haunted area in the Old Town. People have witnessed supernatural phenomena here for many centuries; even today new encounters with the inexplicable emerge, giving rise to new stories and legends. The tour is a mixture of legends and historical fact. Your guide will be Kadi Pilt. The tour is in English. Admission is with a museum ticket (7 EUR, concessions 4.50 EUR) purchased at Neitsitorn.

PLEASE NOTE! As this tour takes place after hours, payment is in cash only.

Please book in advance using this web form as numbers are limited!

Description:
The tour starts at Maiden Tower (Neitsitorn). Depending on the weather we then walk through the Garden and around the wall to the Kiek in de Kök artillery tower, or use the wall-walk. After visiting Kiek in de Kök and hearing some ghost stories of the distant, and recent, past we take the wall-walk with its magnificent views to the Old Town and learn about the town executioners who lived there next to the wall. Back in Maiden Tower we talk about the legends associated with it and try to figure out what might have given birth to them. We also hear some of the ghost stories and continue to the infamous prison of Marstall, aka Stable Tower (Tallitorn), where even the prisoners were pestered by ghosts. Then we go on to the most haunted building in the city, the Gate Tower at Short Leg (Lühikese jala väravatorn). We return using the wall-walk and climb down through Tallitorn to the Danish King’s Garden. Please note: as the steps in the Tallitorn are extreme and the stairwell narrow and winding, there is an option to leave through Maiden Tower. Please let the guide know if you have difficulties with steep steps. The tour will take about an hour to an hour and half depending on how fast we move.