Estonia – Old man from the Lake Ülemiste

Estonia - Ülemiste VanakeEvery year sometime during autumn, when the nights are long and dark, an old man from the Lake Ülemiste comes to the Gates of Viru and asks from the guard of town, if the city is completed yet. The guard shall always answer, that the city is not completed yet, many constructions are still going on and ask the old man from Lake Ülemiste to come back next year. The legend says that if the old man should ever hear that city is completed the Lake Ülemiste rises over and Tallinn will be drowned.