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Viru Hotel KGB Museum19
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.
The tours leaving from 10am to 5.30pm are either in English, Finnish, Russian or Estonian so pre-booking is required!