Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Tartu, Estonia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 5 km
Ascend 80 m
Descend 55 m

Experience Tartu in Estonia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in TartuIndividual Sights in Tartu

Sight 1: Gottfried Albrecht Germann

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The Gottfried Albert Germann Monument is a monument located in the Tartu Botanic Garden, erected in memory of Gottfried Albert Germann, the first director of the Botanical Garden. The author of the monument is the 2009 sculptor Mati Karmin.

Wikipedia: Gottfried Albert Germanni monument (ET)

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu

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University of Tartu Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden in Tartu, Estonia. It belongs to the University of Tartu.

Wikipedia: University of Tartu Botanical Garden (EN), Url

375 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Jaani kirik

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St. John's Church, Tartu is a Brick Gothic Lutheran church, one of the landmarks of the city of Tartu, Estonia. It is dedicated to John the Baptist.

Wikipedia: St. John's Church, Tartu (EN)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Statue of Gustav II Adolf

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The monument to Gustav II Adolf is a monument to Gustav II Adolf in Tartu, behind the main building of the University of Tartu in Kuningasquare.

Wikipedia: Gustav II Adolfi monument (ET)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Jaan Tõnisson

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Jaan Tõnisson Martijn Munneke / CC BY 2.0

The monument to Jaan Tõnisson has been erected in memory of Jaan Tõnisson, the former Estonian State Elder, Prime Minister and publisher and editor-in-chief of Postimees. The monument is located in the center of Tartu, opposite the former editorial office of Postimees, in Tõnisson Square.

Wikipedia: Jaan Tõnissoni monument (ET)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Tartu Jumalaema Uinumise katedraalkirik

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The Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Tartu is an Orthodox church at 1 Magasini Street in Tartu, the main church of the Tartu Diocese of the EAÕK, and the Cathedral Church of the Bishop of Tartu.

Wikipedia: Tartu Uspenski kirik (ET)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Vabaduse puiestik

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Vabaduse Boulevard is a city park located on the right bank of the Emajõgi River in Tartu, between the Freedom Bridge and the Kaarsilla, next to Vabaduse Boulevard. The architect of the boulevard is Arnold Matthews.

Wikipedia: Vabaduse puiestik (ET)

91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Memorial to the friendship of Estonian and Armenian peoples

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The monument to the friendship between Armenia and the Estonian people is a monument in Tartu in the Freedom Boulevard. The author of the monument is the sculptor Hakop Dživanjan or, in another spelling, Akop Dživanjan. The monument was inaugurated on October 23, 1978, for the 130th anniversary of the death of Hatšhatur Abovyan, the founder of the Armenian written language, humanist and folk luminary. Abovjan also studied at the University of Tartu. The monument is made of Armenian tuff. A tuff is a rock that is formed during a volcanic eruption. The monument is in the style of Armenian monuments, which are characterized by the creation of a monument with a watershed in honor of famous people or historical events.

Wikipedia: Armeenia ja Eesti rahva sõpruse monument (ET)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Tartu Statue of Liberty - Kalev's son

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Tartu Statue of Liberty - Kalev's son

The Tartu War of Independence Monument is a memorial to the soldiers that fell in the Estonian War of Independence. It stands on Tartu's Freedom Boulevard.

Wikipedia: Tartu War of Independence Monument (EN), Website

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

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Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald HendrixEesti / AO

The Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald Monument is a monument to the Estonian writer and doctor Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, located in Tartu's Freedom Boulevard on the outskirts of the Emajõgi River.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwaldi monument (Tartu) (ET)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Oskar Luts

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Oskar Luts / GFDL

The statue of Oskar Luts is a monument erected in 1987 for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the writer Oskar Luts in Tartu, in the Freedom Boulevard. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Aulin Rimm and the architect Allan Murdmaa.

Wikipedia: Oskar Lutsu ausammas (ET)

390 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Friedebert Tuglase monument

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The monument to Friedebert Tuglas is a monument built for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Friedebert Tuglas in Ülejõe Park, Tartu. The authors of the works are the sculptor Edgar the Fifth and the architect Andres Mänd.

Wikipedia: Friedebert Tuglase monument (ET)

97 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Hugo Treffner

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Hugo Treffner's monument is located in Ülejõe Park, Tartu, on the site of the Hugo Treffner Private School, founded by Hugo Treffner. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Mati Karmin and the architect Tiit Trummal. The monument was inaugurated on May 25, 1997.

Wikipedia: Hugo Treffneri monument (ET)

178 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: 100 000. tartlase sündi tähistav monument

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A sculpture group to celebrate the birth of 100,000 people from Tartu is located on the left bank of the Emajõgi River in Tartu, between the Atlantis Club and the Kaarsilla.

Wikipedia: Skulptuurigrupp 100 000. tartlase sünni tähistamiseks (ET)

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Women from the Countryside

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"Country Women" is a 1974 sculpture group by Estonian sculptor Mare Mikofi. The realistic sculpture depicts two country women, the older of whom sits on a bench and the younger one stands.

Wikipedia: Maanaised (ET)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Kissing Students Fountain

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The Fountain of Kissing Students is a fountain located on The Town Hall Square in Tartu.

Wikipedia: Suudlevad tudengid (purskkaev) (ET)

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Barclay de Tolly

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Barclay de Tolly Monument is a monument in Tartu, Estonia. The monument is erected in the honor of Baltic-German field marshal Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly. The monument is listed as cultural heritage monument of Estonia.

Wikipedia: Barclay de Tolly Monument (EN)

334 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: F. G. W. von Struve

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The Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve Monument is a monument created in memory of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve and opened in 1969 on Toomemägi Hill in front of the Tartu Observatory. The authors of the monument are the sculptor Olav Männi and the architect Udo Ivask.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve monument (ET)

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Johan Skytte

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The Johan Skytte Monument is a monument created in honor of Johan Skytte, the founder of the University of Tartu, located in front of the Supreme Court building in Tartu. The author of the seal-shaped monument is the sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu.

Wikipedia: Johan Skytte monument (ET)

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Ernst Bergmann

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The Ernst Bergmann Monument is a monument created in memory of Ernst Bergmann, a medical scientist, student and lecturer at the University of Tartu, professor of surgery, located on Toomemägi Hill, Tartu. It was completed in 1913. The author of the monument is the German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand.

Wikipedia: Ernst Bergmanni monument (ET)

177 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Alexander Schmidt 1831-1894

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The monument to Alexander Schmidt is located opposite the New Anatomical Museum in Kassitoome in Tartu and was created in memory of the Estonian physiologist, doctor of medicine and professor Alexander Schmidt of Baltic German origin. The authors of the monument are Ülo Õun and Ike Volkov. The monument was completed in 1982.

Wikipedia: Alexander Schmidti monument (ET)

300 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 22: Meelis ja Vjatško Tartu kaitsel

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The sculpture "Vyachesko and Meelis in the Defence of Tartu" is a monument erected in Tartu in 1980 to the characters of Enn Kippel's youth story "Meelis", Meelis the son of Lembitu, the elder of Sakala, and Vyachesko, the former Prince of Koknese, who were killed in the Battle of Tartu in 1224 in a fight with the Germans.

Wikipedia: Vjatško ja Meelis Tartu kaitsel (ET)

226 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Karl Ernst von Baeri muuseum

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The Baer Museum is a museum opened in 1976 in Tartu at Veski 4, where materials related to the life and research of Karl Ernst von Baer have been exhibited. Baer lived in this house in the last years of his life. The Baer Museum is owned by the Estonian University of Life Sciences, to which it was transferred to the Institute of Zoology and Botany when it merged with this university.

Wikipedia: Baeri muuseum (ET)

516 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 24: Mart Saar

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The Mart Saare Monument is a monument created in memory of the composer Mart Saare. The monument, completed in 1982, was created by the sculptor Aime Kuulbusch-Mölder. The monument is located in Tartu on Kooli Street.

Wikipedia: Mart Saare monument (Tartu) (ET)


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