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Estonian Literature Tour – Life in Estonia a hundred years ago

1. A.H. Tammsaare Museum 2. Sculpture Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde 3. Palamuse O. Luts’s Parish School Museum

  • 2 days
  • 3 sites
  • 170 km

Do you want to know what life was like in Estonian cities, rural areas and parish schools a hundred years ago? In the Eduard Vilde Museum in Kadriorg, Tallinn you will not only learn about the great writer's work and life but also take a closer look on the life of Estonian bourgeoisie a century ago. The Anton Hansen Tammsaare museum in Vargamäe offers you an opportunity to get to know to a traditional Estonian farm complex in a scenic surrounding.
The second day of the tour takes you to Oskar Luts' parish school museum in Palamuse: the museum is set up after the masterpiece "Kevade" by the same author. You can visit an authentic schoolhouse, churchyard and pharmacy from the beginning of the 20th century.

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A.H. Tammsaare Museum

Attraction

The Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878 – 1940) Museum was established in the writer’s birthplace in 1958. A restored traditional farmhouse, barn, cottagers’ house, fences were added at the same location in…

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Sculpture Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde

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The sculpture in front of Café Wilde (sculptor T Kirsipuu, 1999) is a fun speculation about literary history. English writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was born in Ireland, and Estonian writer…

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Palamuse O. Luts’s Parish School Museum

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Palamuse parish school building and the living quarters for the parish clerk Georg Nieländer were completed in 1837 and the school was open there until 1975. A museum has been open there from 5…

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