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Scenic hangout with a
secret

Hirve Park

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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.

Special tip

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?

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2 Comments

Really beautiful in summer and its kind of quiet place in the middle of the city.
Karin
Local
November 5, 2018
Good for quiet, romantic walks and picnics
Johanna
Local
March 16, 2017

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