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Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum in Tallinn, Estonia

    Hotel Viru & KGB Museum

    Those intrigued by the city's secret history can take the guided tour of the KGB Museum on the 23rd floor of Sokos Hotel Viru.

    In Soviet times it was rumoured that the KGB had files on everyone and that they operated in the Viru Hotel. The latter rumour turned out to be true, as you will see on this fascinating tour. Not only will you get an inkling for what the operatives were up to, you'll also get some great insights into the history of the hotel, which was designated exclusively for foreign guests visiting the USSR.

    To continue the 1980s throwback theme, you can pay a visit to the hotel's second floor Currency Bar.

    Advance booking required.
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    • low expectations...

      tripadvisor rating 2 of 5
      July 3, 2020 By nikolausk779

      This museum (on floor 23 of the hotel) would be nice and interesting, if the guide could make some more out of it. But he did the tour in 45 minutes, without special stories and he was only... Read more comments

    • Brilliant tour of a time the Estonian's want to forget

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      March 5, 2020 By Catriona F

      The most interesitng thing about the tour is you realise how little Tallinn wants to talk about the time when they were ruled by the Soviets. It's as if they are trying to erase it from history... Read more comments

    • History in our lifetime

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      February 20, 2020 By Catherine M

      Brilliant must see tour of where the KGB monitored foreign visitors. It is how you imagine James Bond would work in a weird way. Absolutely top notch. Going back in a couple of months for a second... Read more comments