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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  • 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...

  • Quiet place

    Quiet place and nice view to Old Tallinn. Nice point for pause in trip. From garden has small shortcut streets that throw you in old center. Good spot for selfy.

  • Very beautiful little corner of town

    We really loved this place - it felt slightly hidden from the crowds. My kids loved the mysterious monks, which took us by surprise. We had to climb up onto the wall and investigate. Follow Rick...


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