03-05-09

03 05 09

03 05 09

As seen from the St. Olaf’s Church tower, the castle of Toompea stands on a limestone hill in the medieval Tallinn.  A stronghold since 9th century, it was rebuilt several times by the Danes, by the Teutonic Order and later by the Russian Empire.  In 1219 Estonians attempted to take it back from the Danes and almost succeeded in the battle of Lyndanisse.

Then, as the legend says, Danish flag, the Dannebrog, fell from the sky and gave the Danes renewed hope and victory.  Today the Castle of Toompea houses the Estonian Parliament.