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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  • Pretty garden, great story behind it

    The Danish Kings Garden is an easy view while heading to the city wall, Toomepea Hill, or Neitsitorn. The legend behind the garden may be even more interesting then the garden itself. Still, even in...

  • Hidden spot worth a visit

    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 the Danish invasion...

  • Make sure your guide tells you the story!

    The Danish King's Garden is a quick stop on your tour of Tallinn. The story of the garden and the silent Monks that guard it is fascinating. I will not spoil it for you, but make sure your guide...


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