ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Explore the Kingdom of Thieves - Tallinn

Tallinn, EstoniaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kaupo

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
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Kaupo's rated 5 stars by 100% of guests.

What you'll do

Travel back in time to the year of our Lord 1219, and discover the inspiring tale of medieval Tallinn - the Mecca of Merchants - the Gateway to the Eastern riches!

Join us and take part in an interactive live storytelling journey crafted around a movie filmed specially for this online experience in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the world - Tallinn.

In the summer of 2020 we brought together a team of visionaries - including the master of medieval visuals, Nathan Popa; the Oscar-nominated Esko Brothers; and over a 100 volunteers, to produce the world's first Live-Narrated Online Movie - "Kingdom of Thieves" - a fusion of a silent film and live storytelling.

Now in 2021 we want to deliver this experience to the comforts of your homes.

PS!
One booking is for one household - there’s no need to pay for more people who are in the same room using the same device.

This performance is a romanticized retelling of historic events and well known legends of Tallinn - this means that instead of a deep dive into numbers and names, we focus on entertainment and sending a positive message.
Travel back in time to the year of our Lord 1219, and discover the inspiring tale of medieval Tallinn - the Mecca of Merchants - the Gateway to the Eastern riches!

Join us and take part in an interactive live storytelling journey crafted around a movie filmed specially for this online experience in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the world - Tallinn.

In the summer of 2020 we brought together a team of visionarie…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kaupo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $204.

Meet your Host, Kaupo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 54 Reviews
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For the past three years Kaupo (or master Cedric Stimmlich by his stage name) has been entertaining guests of Tallinn from near and far.

After realizing that his home is one of the most well preserved medieval towns in the world, and inspired by his friends, Kaupo took to the streets and has been earning a living as a street performer and a tour guide since May 2018.

In 2020, however, for the first time in almost 30 years, Tallinn became a ghost town. So Cedric and his friends plotted a new course, brought together a team of visionaries and over a 100 volunteers, and gave birth to the first "live movie" in the world.

"In times of fear and restrictions, I feel it's critical to keep sending my message of hope and unity - spreading pride and faith in humanity. I've come here to entertain you with the inspiring tale of medieval Tallinn."
For the past three years Kaupo (or master Cedric Stimmlich by his stage name) has been entertaining guests of Tallinn from near and far.

After realizing that his home is one of the most well preserved medieval towns in the world, and inspired by his friends, Kaupo took to the streets and has been earning a living as a street performer and a tour guide since May 2018.

In 2020, however, for the first time in almost 30 years, Tallinn became a ghost town. So Cedric and his frie…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Martin
October 2021
I'm so glad I joined Georg for his virtual tour of the City of Thieves (Reval, now Tallinn). His storytelling is excellent, the production quality of his material is honestly worthy of a movie-theater, and the content is entertaining and educational! This is a fantastic experience and *well* worth the money. The time flew by and I felt at the end that I definitely want to visit modern Tallinn to see its huge walls and towers. :)
Franz
October 2021
If you are from near or far and would like to see the medieval life of Reval/Tallinn, Kaupo/Kingdom of Thieves is the right person/place for you! This experience is something very special. Kaupo takes you on a wondrous journey back in time. He tells the stories and legends of the merchant city of Tallinn and intercuts them with highly professionally shot video clips. An absolute must in the Corona era. And if you prefer an outdoor experience, you can also take part in Kaupo's city tours "Tales of Reval" - also highly recommended.
Christina
October 2021
Very well done and enjoyable. If you are coming to Tallinn, are in Tallinn, or just want a nice learning and storytelling experience, do not hesitate to book this. It’s a interactive tour from the comfort of your home.
Erin
October 2021
This was undeniably one of the best virtual experiences I've had the joy to take part in. Master Gregorius' storytelling was top notch, full of vivid imagery and depth. He builds an immediate rapport with the audience where I, for one, no longer felt like an outsider, but part of the story. The work the team did on the cinematography for each part, draws one right into the surrounding throngs and adds immeasurable value to the story itself. Images are used judiciously to impart meaning and allows the imagination to take hold and blossom. Outstanding for anyone who wants to learn more about medieval history and Estonia, but also for those who just really love a good story.
Wendy
October 2021
George was our guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history covered. As a historian, I appreciate the attention to detail in both George's presentation and the incredible videos he narrated over.
Francesco
September 2021
Having planned a trip to Tallinn, I booked this experience with very high expectations after reading so many positive reviews. What I (and probably also you) read is absolutely true. With enticing narration and impressive video footage Kaupo projects you in the Late Middle Ages when Reval (Tallinn), then part of the Hanseatic League, flourished as a trade hub on the Baltic see. You will feel on your skin how living in Tallinn seven centuries ago was. If you are planning to visit Tallinn this is a must-do experience, if you are not planning to visit Tallinn enjoy "The tales of Reval" and you will.

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Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.