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 June, Dannebrog or the Day of the Danish Flag is celebrated in the 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

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  • Worth a quick stop and pictures

    The Danish King's Garden is worth a quick stop for photos and a few history lessons. I didn't get the history lesson unfortunately because I was in a hurry, but only took a few pictures. The monk...

  • A pleasant stroll

    The walk from the town square in rather steep but the destination is delightful. For a small charge you can access part of the town wall. The views across the lower town are spectacular.

  • 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...


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