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 quiet place surrounded by city walls

    Taani kuninga aed is Estonian for Danish Kings garden. This garden is surrounded by city walls. You can walk down by taking old stairs. But be careful the stairs are uneven. It's close to the old...

  • Unusual statues

    This is an interesting ancient garden where the Danes allegedly first came and conquered the locals. The enormous statues of monks are unusual and ideal for the ubiquitous selfie!

  • Pretty Little Garden

    This is beautiful & atmospheric, with the towers, wall, parapet & statues of monks. Despite visiting three times, I've yet to view the placard commemorating the birth of the Dannebrog. It is fairly...


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