Monument to Gustav II Adolf

The monument to Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632) was reopened in 1992. Its author is Elisabeth Tebelius-Myren.
A monument to King of Sweden Gustav II Adolf who founded the University of Tartu stood in the yard of the university's main building from 1928 to 1950. The author of the sculpture was Otto Strandman. Soviet occupation authorities removed the monument on 15 May 1950. The monument was reopened in 1992 with the help of Swedish people.

The monument to Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632) was reopened in 1992. Its author is Elisabeth Tebelius-Myren.
A monument to King of Sweden Gustav II Adolf who founded the University of Tartu stood in the yard of the university's main building from 1

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  • Tribute to the founder of the University

    Gustav II Adolf was the founder of Tartu University, therefore the monument stands appropriately close to the main University building, in a small, pleasant square, where Tartu citizens like to...

  • Know the history of monuments - Gustav Adolf the II in Tartu

    This monument's history reflects very well the history, mentality and friends of Tartu. Gustav Adolf the II was Swdwsh King, who created the University of Tartu in 1632. Monument was created to...

  • Nothing special - just a statue

    The statue of the founder of Tartu University. Just a lifesize statue of a swedish king. Nice little park around it though where it is good to sit down for a bit, maybe have a beer or cigarette or...


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