Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

On Rüütli street situates the modern city sculpture perfect example - the life-size sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, the father of Estonian journalism. Hard hat in one hand and newspaper in the other he is like stopped for a moment to peek into today's Pärnu Postimees office windows!
Interesting to know! According to belief touching the page of Perno Postimees in Jannsen's hand will bring you good news this day! Monument created by professor Mati Karmin was ordered by Pärnu Postimees for 150th birthday of newspaper Perno Postimees that first came out in 1857.

On Rüütli street situates the modern city sculpture perfect example - the life-size sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen, the father of Estonian journalism. Hard hat in one hand and newspaper in the other he is like stopped for a moment to peek into

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  • Great person

    It was nice to get to know this great person of Estonian history. Also a good chance to take pictures besides him as a souvenir.

  • It's only a statue, but it's 5/5

    I'm not claiming that you go out of your way for this, but it is a really nice statue (and photo opportunity) and brought this character to my attention in a way that no plaque or history book would...

  • Papa Jannsen

    Estonian glory. Thanks to him we have national songfestival - party for every estonian. Also a founder of local newspaper published on 5 June 1857.We can consider him as the father of Estonian...


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