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    Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

    The bastion passages are part of the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum. The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition, and other equipment from the enemy. They were also used to monitor the enemy’s underground activities of planting mines. After the fortifications were removed from the list of military objects in 1857, parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions. Carved Stone Museum, located in the Ingrian bastion, can also be found in the bastion passages. The Museum presents the carved stone collection of the Tallinn City Museum. Individual visitors can use an audio guide in the bastion passages. We also offer guided tours.
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    • 100% worth visiting

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      December 29, 2022 By 748zakd

      It was really amazing. So much to see, definitely worth it on your trip. Had to go twice :). My family liked it and my friends loved it.

    • New must-go in Tallinn

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      December 13, 2022 By Mehilainen

      Now this was fun! As a many time Tallinn goer, dont know when this has opened but it was ne find for us. Very interesting!

    • Cannon tower in the Old Town

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      December 4, 2022 By laczkozsu

      It’s an important part of the Town Wall. It was built in 1475, its height 38 metres, the walls are 4 metres thick. This funny name means that the defenders of the tower could peek into the kitchens... Read more comments