Lydia Koidula and Johann Voldemar Jannsen Memorial Square

Vabaduse puiestee, Tartu linn, Tartu

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The Memorial Square of Lydia Koidula and her father Johann Voldemar Jannsen was opened in the Ülejõe Park in Tartu on 3 August 2018.

In 1863, their family moved to Tartu, where the father and daughter issued the Estonian newspaper Eesti Postimees, founded the theatre company Vanemuine, and in 1869, organised the first song festival in Estonia. Both were promoters of the Estonian national movement and cultivators of Estonian-language culture.

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Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

The memorial square is located in the park, so you cannot reach the square by car. Parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the square, either at the Vabaduse puiestee (in which case, the memorial square will be on the other side of Kaarsild), Narva maantee, or Raatuse tänav.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
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Bus: Atlantis, Raeplats
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