Tartu Angel’s Bridge (Inglisild)

When you walk to Toomemägi (Toome Hill) in Tartu, you will certainly notice the Inglisild, which was built in 1838 based on the design by architect J. W. Krause. There is a bar relief of G. Fr. Parrot, the first rector of the University of Tartu which was reopened in 1802, with the writing 'Otium reficit vires' (rest restores strength) on the bridge.

Interesting facts: the name of the bridge probably comes from the name 'English bridge' as the park was established in the English style.

Several legends are associated with the bridge. For example, it is said that when you hold your breath while running over the bridge, your wish will come true.
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When you walk to Toomemägi (Toome Hill) in Tartu, you will certainly notice the Inglisild, which was built in 1838 based on the design by architect J. W. Krause. There is a bar relief of G. Fr. Parrot, the first rector of the University of Tartu whic

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  • hold your breath

    lovely bridge to walk over and legend goes you must go over the bridge holding your breath and your wish will come true. so that was fun trying to do that. lots of uni students all dressed up getting...

  • From the angel's bridge to the devil's bridge

    of course we had to do the test from the legend to see if it was possible to walk/run to the devil's bridge without breathing. We had a lot of laughs because it is not easy, but some of our group...

  • Nice bridge. Nothing special.

    This is the angel's bridge and 200m further lies the devil's bridge. Why those names? A mark with some explanation at both sides of the bridges might have been useful. Apart from that just nice, with...


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