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Kiek in de Kök

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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the tunnels of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications. The exhibition of "Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages" reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment.
With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor. The main part of the tunnel display- inside the Ingrian Bastion - concentrates on the history of the passages. In a short tunnel that leads to the Swedish bastion, the time train takes the tourist to 2219. The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbour.