Tartu St Peter’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Narva maantee 104, Tartu linn, Tartu

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This grand and stylish pseudo-Gothic brick church (architects Viktor Johann Gottlieb Schröter, Georg Hellat) greets you right next to the site of the first national song festival of Estonia. In the church, you can admire Johann Köler’s altar painting Kutsuv Kristus (Inviting Christ) (1897) and enjoy concerts in the hall that has room for nearly 3,000 people.
Interesting facts: W. G. Eisenschmidt, one of the first Estonian pastors, was the first pastor of the congregation and served them for 53 years; St Peter’s Church has a 19th century organ with 22 registers.

Services take place every Sunday at 10 a.m. and morning prayers take place every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Tuesday–friday: 09:00 - 14:00
Monday, saturday–sunday: closed

Features and amenities
Getting there

Bus No. 4

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Peetri kirik
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I stayed in an apartment directly opposite this beautiful building. When the light is right it is amazing. Located a 15min walk away from the town centre.



Beautiful church in walking distance of city center

This church is surrounded by trees (conifers and leaved trees) on top of a small hill. It is luminous and it has beautiful carvings on the lofts (balconies). It is a grand and stylish pseudo-gothic...

Lenia G

Lenia G

A beautiful place for an organ concert!

Go around Tartu and you'll find this beautiful building where we can witness the depurated style of an Evangelical Lutheran church. Notice the details on engraved stones

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