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Toompark
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Toompark

    Toompark

    Toompark is formed on the former earth fortification ground around the Shnelli pond. The pond is the only remaining part of the moat once surrounding the city. The pond gets its name after the city gardener Schnelli whose garden and house were situated here in the 19th century. In 1903 the Patkuli stairs starting from the viewing platform and connecting the upper Old Town and lower Old Town were opened here. At the same time the rest of the park was reconstructed. After the plans of Anton Soans a polygonal fountain was built by the pond and a rockery established. At the back of the park, under the slope of Toompea, a stadium was built for use of the central city schools. In the snowy winters a snow city is built here.
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    • Great Views of Toompea Looming Above

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      December 15, 2019 By TroubledByTribbles

      This is a pretty green park that follows the west side of Toompea. It is mostly flat, but has fairly steep walking trails almost up to the base of Toompea's structures. It is a nice, peaceful, cool... Read more comments

    • Peaceful garden just outside the coty walls

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      June 29, 2019 By GeysirGal

      This beautiful and peaceful park which lies just otuside the city gates provides a welcome respite from the hordes inside with its picturesque moat, many walkways and interesting sculptures.

    • Original Moat

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      June 2, 2019 By Xanerin

      This is a beautiful park just outside of the city walls where you can see the original most which I thousand pretty cool. Lovely place to take a rest and appreciate this absolutely beautiful place... Read more comments