Monument to Johan Skytte

Seal is made of stainless steel, the photo and text have been engraved on it with a laser. The impression made by the seal on the ground is made of granite. Seal is 2.4 m high and three metres long.
Location: Toomemägi, Tartu Author: Tiiu Kirsipuu

Seal is made of stainless steel, the photo and text have been engraved on it with a laser. The impression made by the seal on the ground is made of granite. Seal is 2.4 m high and three metres long.
Location: Toomemägi, Tartu Author: Tiiu Kirsip

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  • Interesting monument for the first rector of Tartu University

    I learnt about Johan Skytte during an improvised walking tour offered by the students of a local school. It seems Mr. Skytte played an important role in the foundation of the Tartu University, almost...

  • Stop on your way round Toomemägi Park.

    Skytte was a Swedish politician and his connection to Tartu is described on a plaque next to this unusual memorial. It probably isn't worthy of a visit by itself but, in the park, there are a number...

  • Seal

    I did not know who Johan Skytte is. When I discovered this monument it was the very first time that I heard that name. Later I found that Mr. Skytte was first (swedish) rector of the University of...


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