Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Tartu

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Tartu

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  • Angela S
    Riga, Latvia114 contributions
    This statue is a place where you can feel romantic mood in the air. Kissing students get dressed in winter - scarves and warm hats.
    Written 31 May 2021
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  • Inguna G
    15 contributions
    Interesting experience - was fun for all family :)
    Something new for us.

    Don’t need a lot of time for visiting this house.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Mihkel Putrinš
    Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions
    Grab a pair of skates for €3 and hop on a free rink for a hour. Don't expect high-speed sporting, tho :p
    Written 25 January 2021
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  • eilas
    Tornio, Finland22 contributions
    This Unesco World Heritage site has plenty to offer both inside the observatory of Tartu and outside having lots of attractions.
    Written 27 April 2019
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  • Ian C
    London, UK23,970 contributions
    Slightly hidden away, this is perhaps now Tartu's most famous statue with the two writers Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde deep in conversation, with a space on the bench just large enough for one of their fans to join the conversation....

    Did they ever meet? No-one knows, but perhaps they did.
    Written 17 September 2019
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  • MDKbrisbane
    Brisbane, Australia421 contributions
    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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  • sarah_fr94
    Paris, France5 contributions
    Great ruins, possibility to explore the upper floors, which is quite a good experience (it's like a little maze in the air).
    Written 23 July 2019
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  • travellerew
    Tallinn, Estonia492 contributions
    This is a monument to Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. He has a person who has made Tartu University. So when you go to visit Tartu University building, it will be good to see this monument also.
    Written 15 August 2017
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  • Pii L
    Laagri, Estonia43 contributions
    You should know the tradition that every spring the students wash his head with champagne or sparkling wine.
    Written 14 August 2017
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  • Scorpionxxix
    Brisbane, Australia220 contributions
    Was wondering thru the town and can actions the bridge nice looking old bridge was a good statue well worth a look
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • Erica C
    Houston, TX31 contributions
    I was afraid to walk across it so I didn't. It was neat to see, but felt a bit eerie. Still was a must see.
    Written 27 December 2016
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  • Merq
    Tartu, Estonia66 contributions
    Not so good restaurants. Some expensive shops. Shop called Made in aparaaditehas it’s totally like copy paste from Pinterest staff but crazy pice tags. Art studios are closed and most of house is closed to visitors- its not possible just go to see art studios. In eating places you have to wait long time for food specially in Aparaat.
    Written 18 June 2020
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  • Marcus D
    Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
    These two statues, the War of Independence monument (heroic statue of Kalevipoeg ) and the head-and-shoulders bust of FR Kreutzwald (author and father of Estonian national literature) are located almost side-by-side for good reasons in the narrow park separating Vabaduse Puistee (street) from the Emajõgi (river).
    Kreutzwald composed the epic poem "Kalevipoeg" (first published in the 1850s). Their logical juxtaposition was not planned.
    The War of Independence Monument - the Kalevipoeg statue - is a memorial for the Estonian soldiers who fell during the War of Independence 1918-1920. The statue was erected in the park in 1933.
    The Soviet occupation authorities disapproved of the War of Independence Monument for two reasons. (i) The Soviets had been on the losing side of the War of Independence and (ii) Kalevipoeg - Estonian national hero and freedom fighter - did not fit well with communist ideology. Consequently in 1950, the Soviets removed and destroyed the statue and replaced it in 1952 with the 'head-and-shoulders' bust of the author of Kalevipoeg - FR Kreutzwald, whom communist ideology viewed as a worthy individual (despite being the creator of the national hero!).
    In 2002, following the re-establishment of Independence, the current Kalevipoeg statue - based on the original design - was erected alongside Kreutzwald - thus replacing the original and establishing the juxtaposition of the author and his creation.
    Written 3 July 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Marcus D
    Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
    These two statues, the head-and-shoulders bust of FR Kreutzwald (author and father of Estonian national literature) and the War of Independence monument (heroic statue of Kalevipoeg) are located almost side-by-side for good reasons in the narrow park separating Vabaduse Puistee (street) from the Emajõgi (river).
    Kreutzwald composed the epic poem "Kalevipoeg" (first published in the 1850s). Their logical juxtaposition was not planned.
    The War of Independence Monument - the Kalevipoeg statue - is a memorial for the Estonian soldiers who fell during the War of Independence 1918-1920. The statue was erected in the park in 1933.
    The Soviet occupation authorities disapproved of the War of Independence Monument for two reasons. (i) The Soviets had been on the losing side of the War of Independence and (ii) Kalevipoeg - Estonian national hero and freedom fighter - did not fit well with communist ideology. Consequently in 1950, the Soviets removed and destroyed the statue and replaced it in 1952 with the 'head-and-shoulders' bust of the author of Kalevipoeg - FR Kreutzwald.
    In 2002, following the re-establishment of Independence, the current Kalevipoeg statue - based on the original design - was erected alongside Kreutzwald - thus replacing the original and establishing the juxtaposition of the author and his creation.
    Written 3 July 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • DejanNS72
    Novi Sad, Serbia2,300 contributions
    Peeter Pyld was first minister of education of independent estonian republic after WWI. It is sculpture with great symbolism that represent that book (knowledge) coming directly from his hart.
    Written 4 November 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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