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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  • Nice area to look out over old town

    This is a great place to view the medieval city walls, and look out over the old town. We first came here on a private walking tour, and had to come back. It's easy to access and there are cafe's...

  • Pretty Plaza

    Pretty plaza with a nice lookout area that provides a nice lookout over Tallin. Lots of statues throughout with a restaurant on site. These walls were built to defend Tallin, you can climb the...

  • A pretty little historic area.

    Just below the old city walls and about half way up to Toompea, this area has a lovely view back over the old town. The legend has it that the Danish flag floated down for heaven here.There are also...


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