Angel's Bridge (Inglisild)
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When you walk to Toomemägi (Toome Hill) in Tartu, you will certainly notice the Inglisild, which was built in 1838 based on the design by architect J. W. Krause. There is a bar relief of G. Fr. Parrot, the first rector of the University of Tartu which was reopened in 1802, with the writing 'Otium reficit vires' (rest restores strength) on the bridge. Interesting facts: the name of the bridge probably comes from the name 'English bridge' as the park was established in the English style. Several legends are associated with the bridge. For example, it is said that when you hold your breath while running over the bridge, your wish will come true.
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LMilich
Jakarta166 contributions
Oct 2022
Come on! This is an attraction? It's a stone's throw from my office, but I'd never venture to say it's an attraction....
Written 5 October 2022
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BronB
25 contributions
Aug 2021
Ordinary bridge with some limited view at the city down there. No angels on it or nearby, but the name is just a legend
Written 10 August 2021
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MDKbrisbane
Brisbane, Australia435 contributions
Aug 2019
lovely bridge to walk over and legend goes you must go over the bridge holding your breath and your wish will come true. so that was fun trying to do that. lots of uni students all dressed up getting photos before they go back to school. nothing too special about the bridge but the legend is good and its fun
Written 3 October 2019
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Katelijne S
9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
of course we had to do the test from the legend to see if it was possible to walk/run to the devil's bridge without breathing. We had a lot of laughs because it is not easy, but some of our group were able to do it.
Written 28 July 2019
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,175 contributions
May 2019 • Business
This is the angel's bridge and 200m further lies the devil's bridge. Why those names? A mark with some explanation at both sides of the bridges might have been useful. Apart from that just nice, with a preference for the angel's bridge.
Written 10 May 2019
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Derek W
Stansted, UK37 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely footbridge to walk over,and under,it's part of the university gardens,and you can only walk over it,it's a good bridge to take a photo of ,and it's great to look at.
Written 27 November 2018
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Nice old bridge which was restored, it said that If you cross it without breathing while thinking about sacred wish it should come true.
Written 14 September 2018
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ggold113
Santa Fe, NM703 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
We were there earlier this month and there was no construction as previously mentioned. I'm still waiting for my wish to come true, but it's a fun experience.
Written 23 August 2018
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erna o
Pretoria, South Africa422 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Tartu has an angel's bridge and a devil's bridge. Legend says that if you hold your breath from stepping onto the bridge and do not breath again before exiting the angel's bridge on the other side, your wish will come true. Remember to take a deep breath and do not walk too slowly or you will not be able to hold your breath. Just a legend but our group enjoyed this challenge and had a lot of laughs.
Written 19 August 2018
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TrMarek
968 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Estonia is going through a period of considerable socio-economic growth & with that comes gentrification and construction. There was construction all around this bridge when I was there in July but otherwise I would say it's something worth checking out especially because it's so close to the main square, university & information center (just up the hill). Fittingly, there is a devil's bridge in town as well.
Written 7 August 2018
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