Estonia - Tallinn

Kiek in de Kök

Kiek in de Kök is an artillery tower, which was built in 1475. Situated in Tallinn, it has gained its name (which roughly translates to “look in the kitchen”) due to the ability of seeing into kitchens of nearby houses from the tower windows. Kiek in de Kök stands at 38 meters tall, with 4 meter thick walls.

Due to its life as an artillery tower, cannon balls from the 16th century can still be seen embedded in the outer walls. Having been remodeled several times during its lifetime, for various purposes, the tower now serves as a museum and photo gallery.



Photo Credits: Kaarel Mikkin - Visit Estonia