Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Sculpture of Johann Voldemar Jannsen

Rüütli tänav-23, Pärnu linn, Pärnu

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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.

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Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

In the centre of Pärnu on Rüütli street, at its part between Vee and Nikolai streets.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Not something special

Not something special. Is just one monument middle of the main Pärnu Street. Not something you cant miss.

Peter M

Peter M

Johann Voldemar Jannsen statue

This a life size sculpture of Estonia's journalist. He has a hard hat in one hand and a newsaper in the other hand. According to belief if you touch the newspaper you get good news for the day



Respectable statue!

In the old Pärnu located statue is nearly forgotten, luckily we found it and were able to see it. Worth to visit.

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