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Photo: Kirsti Eerik


The largest park in the bastion zone has been laid out in the former area of earthen fortifications around Snelli pond, which is the only part that has survived of the ditch that once surrounded the city (this part was dug in the 1760s). The pond was named after Johan Snell, a Swedish city gardener, whose household stood by the pond in the 19th century. Already in the 1920s, the first plants of Toompark were set out on the former hay fields; it is designed as a landscape garden. Patkuli staircase that connects Toompea with the city below was completed in 1903. The park has a diverse selection of trees due to the ground relief and planting the park in several stages and at different times.

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  • A fantastic park.

    tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
    October 27, 2023 By TheShis

    This is a fantastic green park, located outside the old city wall. It feature a large oddly-shaped pond, paths, lawns and various sculptures. You can easily spend an hour strolling in it.

  • Great park for people watching

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    May 20, 2023 By Thomas K

    A good park with a few statues, table tennis, lots of places to sit. Great view of the city wall and of the many interesting and beautiful buildings who make up Tallinn. Sit and watch the water or... Read more comments

  • Such a lovely and relaxing park!!

    tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
    June 9, 2022 By DrSoulpr

    This park is accross the street from my hotel and I loved it! It was so well taken care of... so many flowers with amazing aromas, birds, ducks, trees, benches and grass areas to relax at... Read more comments