Tartu Angel’s Bridge (Inglisild)

Lossi tänav, Tartu

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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 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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Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
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Bronislavs B

Bronislavs B

Nothing special

Ordinary bridge with some limited view at the city down there. No angels on it or nearby, but the name is just a legend



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...

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