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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  • A must-see for Swedes

    Gustav II Adolf founded Tartu, then called Dorpat, and its first university back in the days. This monument is a nice nod to its Swedish roots.

  • This is what yoju should look when you visit Tartu University

    This is a monument to Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. He has a person who has made Tartu University. So when you go to visit Tartu University building, it will be good to see this monument also.

  • 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...


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