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Viru Hotel KGB Museum

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Why locals love it

Locals, if born before 1980, remember what a secret place Viru hotel was in Soviet times. A place where foreign currency was made and microphones where in every room, controlled by KGB. Working in this hotel was a privilege, and it was easier to get a job when you didn't know any other language besides Russian or Estonian.

Why you should visit it

This museum is a must to understand how awesomely the KGB tried to protect Soviet Estonia - meaning totally oppress its citizens. For an interesting and fun history lesson join one of the groups leaving between 10am and 5.30pm to hotel's top floor where a guide will tell you all the filthy details of what the KGB was doing here. Admission €11.

Special tip

The tours leaving from 10am to 5.30pm are either in English, Finnish, Russian or Estonian so pre-booking is required!

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4 Comments

Note that prebooking is required
Brenda
Traveller
October 3, 2016
I'll make it clearer in the review.
Ülane
Local Guru
October 3, 2016
My aunt used to work as a chef in the Viru back in those days.
Lewis
Traveller
August 11, 2016
wow, I'm sure she'd have some stories to tell...
Ülane
Local Guru
August 11, 2016
She does. One she told me was that there was a single bus that went around Tallinn to pick them all up and drop them off. If you missed it or were I'll you had a visit from the "police" (suspiciously Russian police) to make sure that you were actually ill.
Lewis
Traveller
August 11, 2016
great
Ricardo
Traveller
May 25, 2016
concise
Ricardo
Traveller
May 25, 2016

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