Scenic hangout with a
Why locals love it
Just a stone's throw away from the Pikk Hermann tower on the Toompea hill is... well, another hill. Underneath that hill, legend has it, is buried Linda, the mythological mother of the Estonian nation. Who was also a giant. We don't exactly have proof of this, but the legend sounds solid enough.
Why you should visit it
This small inconspicuous park has a secret. In 1987, it was the site of the first organised public protest against the Soviet regime, foreshadowing the momentous events that eventually brought about Estonia's independence in 1991. Also perfect for rolling around in the grass whilst grazing on some chips.
On the odd occasion, scooter cops can be seen patrolling the pathways in search of drunken minors. Or maybe they're just taking the scenic route?