Danish King's Garden is just next to Toompea, on the slope facing St. Nicholas Church. According to an old legend, this is the spot where a flag descended from the sky during Danish invasion; this flag turned the course of the battle in favour of King Valdemar II. Later, the flag became the national flag of Denmark; sculpture Tuli lipp ('The Flag Descended') is about this legend.
There are also other legends about this garden; however, it was the Danish reign that lasted for over a century in Tallinn and Northern Estonia that gave the name to the garden.
The sculpture of three monks, which stands in the garden, is complemented by a light installation and an information board on the city wall.
Interesting fact: every year on 15 July, Dannebrog or the Day of the Danish Flag is celebrated in the garden.
Little area with some nice gardens, a neat little restaurant that you have to climb these steep narrow old stairs to get to and also these somewhat creepy monk statues. Make sure you stop and check...
This little "garden" right below the hellemann tower has a beautiful view of the lower city. The statues of the monks are intriguing and disquieting too. Read the plaque as you go in about the...
Beautiful and cozy place, a must-see for Danes. Here you can spot really old town walls. Three statues now finalize the composition.