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Danish King's Garden (Taani Kuninga)

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Address: Taani Kuninga Aed Luhike Jalg 9B 10130 Tallinn Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
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2 Hour Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

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, but I wish that there had been a plaque or something commemorating the "garden" with more details.

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Yunlin, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Presumably derived from the fact that by the orders of Erik VII Menved, King of Danmark in 1311. The Danes were battling the Estonians in 1219. The Danes gained the adavantages. A white cross on a red background is also the lesser coat of arms of Tallinn. On the lower terrace is the sculpture "Monument to the old king." The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Small garden along the inside of the city walls. I more or less stumbled across it on my way from Kiek in the Kök to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. If you want to access the Virgin's Tower (Neitsitorn), you have to pass through this garden. As I discovered on my second visit, there is also a small street connecting Taani Kuninga... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Little area with some nice gardens, a neat little restaurant that you have to climb these steep narrow old stairs to get to and also these somewhat creepy monk statues. Make sure you stop and check it out.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little "garden" right below the hellemann tower has a beautiful view of the lower city. The statues of the monks are intriguing and disquieting too. Read the plaque as you go in about the locals hearing a man's voice as they pass through the gates. And so when we walked through there was a man singing (with his hat... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Beautiful and cozy place, a must-see for Danes. Here you can spot really old town walls. Three statues now finalize the composition.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I found myself there after getting lost on Toompea on my first evening in Tallin and was immediately thrilled by this place. The monk statues are both unsettling and fascinating and reminded me of Tolkien's Nazgul. Especially worth visiting after dark, when the statues are lit-up and look even more terrifying :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little park with some statues for photo ops. It's pretty easy to find, and it has an interesting Danish story behind it, so it's especially fun to go if you're a Dane.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

It's certainty worth popping into the 'garden' which is in Toompea area of Tallin (located on the walk between Kiek in de Kok tower and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral). However, it's a very small spot which consists of block paving, a few flower beds and some wonderful city walls rather than acres of grass, flowers and trees. But we would still... More 

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Frederikssund, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

The Danish national flag, Dannebrog, is the oldest in the world and according to the legend it fell down from the sky right here on June 15, 1219. (King) Valdemar's Day in Denmark ever since. The place is market with Dannebrog. Anyway this is of course a special day and place for Danes, for the rest of you it is... More 

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