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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 944 reviews

Open/ Available

1.11-28.02 Tue-Sun 10.00-17.30
1.03-31.10 Tue-Sun 10.30-18.00

Fees

Ticket 9.00€
Child ticket 6.00€
Family ticket 13.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

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kok@linnamuuseum.ee

+372 644 6686

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Tour the 1670s-era military tunnels that run beneath Toompea to learn their fascinating history and view Tallinn from below.

Like any respectable medieval town, Tallinn has its share of underground passageways, particularly the defensive tunnel systems built during the time of Swedish rule.

Back then attack was a constant worry, so city planners constructed high bastion walls around the outside of the fortified city. They also installed tunnels under the base of the walls so they could safely move soldiers and ammunition to where they were needed, not to mention spy on the enemy.

Some tunnels were forgotten. As late as 2003, workers digging a foundation near the Occupation Museum found a pentagonal system of limestone-lined tunnels dating to the end of the 17th century.

Other tunnels have always been well known, in particular the Bastion Tunnels that run underneath Harju Hill and Linda Hill at the edge of Toompea, which are open for tours. They were built in the 1670s, but hardly used until the 20th century when they renovated into bomb shelters in time for World War II. During the Soviet period they were further modernized to add electricity, running water, ventilation and phones.

On the tunnel tour, visitors can see some of the old equipment leftover from that era, as well as parts of the tunnel that still retain their more medieval look. The tour includes a slow-moving train ride, where guests are shown the various stages of the tunnels' past, and even a few decades into their possible future.

Tours are held Tuesday to Sunday and can be booked at the Kiek in de Kök tower and museum (+3726446686).

Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

Open/ Available

1.11-28.02 Tue-Sun 10.00-17.30
1.03-31.10 Tue-Sun 10.30-18.00

Fees

Ticket 9.00€
Child ticket 6.00€
Family ticket 13.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Website

Visit website

Contact

kok@linnamuuseum.ee

+372 644 6686

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

WiFi area

 

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Great views"

4.0

April 16, 2018, by Malcolm P

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... Read more

"A lot to learn about Tallinn"

4.0

March 24, 2018, by Lynn B

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 towns fortifications and weapons. Kiek in the Kok translates... Read more

"What a waste"

4.0

March 18, 2018, by TheGreatestNomad

A waste of time and money. The tunnels were cold and never ending, the guide was boring and we couldnt understand a word she said in English. Underwhelming. Read more

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