Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

On Rüütli street situates the modern city sculpture perfect example - the life-size sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, the father of Estonian journalism. Hard hat in one hand and newspaper in the other he is like stopped for a moment to peek into today's Pärnu Postimees office windows!
Interesting to know! According to belief touching the page of Perno Postimees in Jannsen's hand will bring you good news this day! Monument created by professor Mati Karmin was ordered by Pärnu Postimees for 150th birthday of newspaper Perno Postimees that first came out in 1857.


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Features and amenities


Rüütli tänav 21, Pärnu

Getting there

In the centre of Pärnu on Rüütli street, at its part between Vee and Nikolai streets.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Stops nearby

Bus: Teater


58°23'4''N 24°29'54''E | Download GPX file