Kiek In De Kok
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Tallinn's most famous fortification was built in the latter part of the 15th century and hailed as one of the mighty defensive bastions of its time. Built 38 metres high and with walls 4 metres thick, it was as safe a place as any to fire a cannon from. In fact its impressive height earned it the name 'kiek in de kok', which means 'peep into the kitchen', because soldiers were able to spy down on the pantries of the Old Town houses below. Today visitors can scramble up to the top for some excellent views or take a butchers at the exhibition of key historical military events, which is displayed inside.
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