Danish King's Garden

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.

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  • I_Roam_AB I_Roam_AB

    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...

  • fizzy1991 fizzy1991
    Not a garden but a good view with intriguing statues

    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...

  • yegorb306 yegorb306
    Danish flag birthplace

    Beautiful and cozy place, a must-see for Danes. Here you can spot really old town walls. Three statues now finalize the composition.

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