Source: Kärt Kübarsepp

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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  • TedW67 TedW67
    Something different among the many sites to explore in Old Town (and cool if your mom's Danish)!

    So bizarre to see a pretty cool metal sculpture with the Danish flag along with statues of three monks in Estonia, of all places. I knew the story of how the Danish flag floated down from God here...

  • Ying-shou C Ying-shou C
    Background of the original history

    Presumably derived from the fact that by the orders of Erik VII Menved, King of Danmark in 1311. The Danes were battling the Estonians in 1219. The Danes gained the adavantages. A white cross on a...

  • Markus A. W Markus A. W
    Small garden along the city walls

    Small garden along the inside of the city walls. I more or less stumbled across it on my way from Kiek in the Kök to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. If you want to access the Virgin's Tower (Neitsitorn...

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