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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  • Morten A Morten A

    Small and nice, Danes must go there

    The Danish national flag, Dannebrog, is the oldest in the world and according to the legend it fell down from the sky right here on June 15, 1219. (King) Valdemar's Day in Denmark ever since. The...

  • John L John L

    interesting legend

    There is an interesting legend associated with the site, but I didn't find the garden that attractive or memorable. Although not really worth seeking out, you are almost bound to see it at some...

  • SE s SE s

    GOOD

    This Danish garden is another tourist attraction.This is like other old attractions here in Tallinn has some medieval architecture left.


Features and amenities

Location

Lühike jalg, Tallinn

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • On foot only

Coordinates

59°26'10''N 24°44'28''E | Download GPX file