Otepää St Mary’s Lutheran Church

Otepää St Mary’s Lutheran Church

Otepää küla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond

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Otepää St Mary's Lutheran Church is one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering that are marked by a yellow National Geographic window; all those interested in culture and history should definitely pay a visit.

Otepää St Mary's Lutheran Church is historically connected to the national flag of Estonia. The blue, black and white flag of the Estonian Student Union, which later became the national flag and in 1991 the official flag of the state of Estonia, was consecrated in the rectory of the church on 4 June, 1884.

The church has a neo-gothic altarpiece "Christ on the Cross" which dates from 1880, and a Kessler organ from 1853.

In summer, the doors of the church are open to everyone.

Times and prices

Tuesday–sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday closed


Is open advance bookings only

  • Free of charge

  • Free of charge

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Otepää
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The pride of Estonia

Otepaa Maarja Lutheran Church is a place where the national flag of Estonia was consecrated in 1884. Inside the church, many wood-shaped installations are visible.

George A

George A

Lutheran Church

The Otepää Maarja Lutheran Church lies in a park area between many high trees at he edge of the city.

Ulla-Maija L

Ulla-Maija L


The Otepää Church was quite old, but it also was beautiful and cozy. The church was decorated with white flowers, I guess that there was a wedding held there.

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