Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Tartu, Estonia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 2.4 km
Ascend 20 m
Descend 51 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: 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)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Tartu Pühima Neitsi Maarja Pärispatuta Saamise kirik

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The Immaculate Conception Church also known as the Catholic church in Tartu and more formally "Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary" is the name given to a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church, located in the city of Tartu, the second largest in Estonia.

Wikipedia: Immaculate Conception Church, Tartu (EN)

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

300 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

722 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

210 meters / 3 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)

50 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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

534 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: 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)


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