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Jüriöö (St. George’s Night) Park

Jüriöö Park was founded in the highest region of Tallinn, on the ridge of Sõjamäe (War Hill), 55 metres above the sea level.
 On 13 May 1343, a decisive battle was fought on the grounds of the present-day park between the forces of the master of the Livonian Order and the Estonian troops. According to different records the battle took the lives of approximately 3,000 Estonians. The foundation of the park was started in 1935 and the final completion thereof was timed for the festivities celebrating the 600th anniversary in 1943 of the St. George’s Night Uprising. The completed areas were destroyed in the war that followed. The period following the Estonia’s regaining its independence has seen the planting of young oaks and the erection of monuments to the fighters in St. George’s Night Uprising, the Estonian War of Independence and World War Two there.

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  • leo_lindstedt leo_lindstedt
    Something different

    An excellet place to get some extra konoledege abou the early history of Estonia (from year 1343). Take tram 2 or 4 and travel to the end station Ulemiste near the Majaka (Lighthouse). Wal about 200...

  • polserg2 polserg2
    Самая высокая точка Таллина

    На днях прошла 98-ая годовщина независимости Эстонии. Очень спорный вопрос. А были ли 7 веков назад эстонцы? Такой народности не было. Но каждому народу нужны символы и идолы, потому ставлю...

  • 46erling46 46erling46
    Samlade estniska minnen från krig under 800 - år !

    Jurioo Park byggdes upp för att samla alla estniska "krigsminnesmärken" på en och samma plats ! Platsen man valde var "frihetsslaget" mot danskarna på 1300-talet ( f.ö. Tallinns...

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