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Dannebrog800/Estonia100 events in Estonia

Dannebrog800/Estonia100 events in Estonia
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In 2019, the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag Dannebrog and the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will be celebrated – two major events and opportunities to highlight and develop the close ties between our countries. Together we celebrate the anniversaries with a wide programme of beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring cultural events.


Find the programme in Tallinn here (PDF)

Selection of planned events in Tallinn

“From fort to city – 800 years from the birth of the ‘Danish town’”

Tallinn City Museum (Vene St) / 15.05.2019 – May 2021
The exhibition divides the events related to the birth of Tallinn into three phases: before the city, the arrival of King Valdemar, and establishing the city.

Dannebrog – The Flag That Fell from the Sky: The Golden Age of Danish Art

Kadriorg Art Museum / 15.06.2019 – 13.10.2019
In cooperation with National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst): Lorentzen’s picture of Dannebrog falling from the sky as the centrepiece. Other works by Danish Golden Age Masters.
The exhibition opens for public at 15:00.

“Dannebrog and Estonia 1219–2019”

Tallinn City Museum (Kiek in de Kök) / 15.06.2019 – May 2020
The joint exhibition organised by the Danish Museum of National History and Tallinn City Museum commemorates 800 years since the Battle of Lindanise on 15 June 1219.
The exhibition opens for public at 16:00.

Family day on Freedom Square
15 June, 11:00-15:00
Open air event to celebrate Estonian and Danish flags

Gala Concert
“Estonia 100 and Dannebrog 800”

Estonia Concert Hall / 15.06.2019, 17:00
Concerto Copenhagen and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with Baroque programme and works by Arvo Pärt.

Dannebrog 800 – Danish Story in Estonia
The National Library of Estonia / 14.06.2019 – 04.07.2019
Exhibition by National Archives of Estonia

The Facebook page gives information about the celebration in Estonia. For the celebration in Denmark, see, and for the celebration of the Republic of Estonia’s 100th anniversary, see For the events of Tallinn City Museum and the Art Museum of Estonia, see

The 800th anniversary of Dannebrog, which according to legend fell from the sky in Estonia in 1219, is an important occasion to mark the flag, which is beautifully woven into Denmark's history. The flag is celebrated together with the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia – a very big event for Estonia.
The various anniversary events that range from art and history to museum exchange and music celebrate and remind us that Denmark and Estonia are close friends. Our two countries have a closely linked history and a long tradition of cooperation and mutual understanding. We share a number of common core values and interests that derive from freedom and independence.

The Danish celebration of Dannebrog 800 and Estonia 100 is for both Danes and Estonians, as well as for all others who would like to join in, and is coordinated in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Embassy in Estonia, Danish Culture Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the Danish Ministry of Culture. In addition, there are a number of Danish and Estonian partners who, in their own way, will contribute to the many elements of the celebration year.