1The Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum organises exciting tours on its premises – through the four medieval towers and underground passageways, as well as walks in the Old Town.
The walks will take place partly in the urban space and partly indoors and will last up to 1.5 hours. Up to 25 people can be accommodated on one walk. It is safest to come with your own company. Get in touch, we’ll arrange a suitable topic and time!
Topics to choose from:
“On the top of the Bastions and in the Underground Tunnels”
The Kiek in de Kök Fortress Museum offers a tour of the bastions and underground passageways, but also, exceptionally, of one of the tunnels of the Lindamäe Hill which is rarely accessible to the public
While visiting the bastions of Harjumäe and Lindamäe we talk about the exciting things that have happened there over the years.
The earthen fortifications also know as the bastion complex were built at the end of the 17th century. In the underground tunnels, there is an exhibition that is a kind of time travel – from the present day to the 17th century, when earthworks began to be built. We find out why they built such massive artificial mounds, surrounded by thick stone walls with tunnels at the bottom. We learn that over the ages these passages have been used in different ways and by different people. Today, spiders live here and bats hibernate.
We will start from Kiek in de Kök and finally exit the tunnel to Vabaduse Square. Duration about 1,5 hours
- “Criminal Tallinn”
- A walk through “Towers and Tunnels with Stories, Legends and Ghosts.”
A lot has happened around the Danish King’s Garden and in the towers here over the centuries and many important people in history and culture have lived here, but also of troubled souls. On our walk we will talk about the strange phenomena that have taken place here associated with the defence towers and underground tunnels here over the ages.
From the Danish King’s Garden we move through the medieval towers before descending into the Bastion passages. In the Gate Tower we will also visit the exhibition “Invisible Light. Freemasonry in Tallinn between the two world wars”.
The Gate Tower is one of Tallinn’s most notorius haunting towers, where the ghostly monk or monks, have repeatedly appeared.
A walk along the Maiden Tower – Marstal (Stable) Tower – Short Leg Gate Tower – Kiek in de Kök Tower and the Bastion tunnels will take about One Hour and Half
- “Maiden Tower as a home and a cafe!”
- “The first and the oldest in Tallinn”
The Old Town walks start from Kiek in de Kök, where you can buy tickets. From there, the tour continues in the city.
Full ticket 9 €
Discount ticket €6
CITY TOUR ON REQUEST: “CRIMINAL TALLINN”
On a walk starting from Kiek in de Kök, we talk about the criminal past of ancient Tallinn. We’ll talk about crime and punishment in ancient Reval, tell you about the peculiarities of justice in the city, and walk through places associated with crime and delinquency, places of detention and execution.
Was the Maiden Tower really a prison for prostitutes, as the urban legend says? But where was the infamous so-called Virgin Cage and what was it for? What was the most honourable method of execution and why were men and women put to death differently? There’s much more about the city’s criminal past – stories stretching back to the 20th century.
The walk starts at Kiek in de Kök, from where we move to the Danish King’s Garden and on to Town Hall Square. With those who are up to it, we will walk even further!
*Not recommended for children up to 12 years of age.
Duration up to 1.5 hours.
SPECIAL TOURS ON REQUEST
BOOK A GUIDED TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP!
Special tours can be booked for a minimum of 5 (five) people.
(up to 1.5 hours, in the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum and city space) more info HERE
“Haunted tour of the defence towers and bastion passages” (up to 1.5 hours, in the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum and city space) more info HERE
“Punks & street-dealers above and below ground” (up to 1.5 hours)
In the 1980s, the city’s street scene was dominated by the punk culture of the young, some of whom also lived in bastion alleys . However, the Maiden Tower and the Danish King’s Garden were favoured by young people with entrepreneurial business sense, where they could exchange currency and enjoy life. The tour starts at the Maiden Tower and leads to the walkways below Harju and Lindamäe base walkways.
“Above and below the bastions” (up to 1,5 hours)
City tour “The first and the oldest in Tallinn” (up to 1,5 hours).
Where is the oldest street, park or tree in Tallinn? Where are the first café and the oldest tavern or restaurant? The Tallinn City Museum is organising summer tours in the Old Town, which will introduce you to the first and oldest, or the most fascinating in the historic urban space. Starting at Kiek in de Kök and ending at Town Hall Square.