'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain

Raekoja plats, Tartu

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'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain is one of the most recognised symbols of Tartu. The fountain has stood in the same place since 1948, when newlyweds and their guests would visit it for luck, and people would also take a dip in it. The sculpture was created by Mati Karmin and completed in 1998. Since 2006 the fountain has been surrounded by tiles bearing the names of Tartu's sister cities – Bærum, Deventer, Ferrara, Fredriksberg, Hafnarfjörður, Hämeenlinna, Kaunas, Lüneburg, Pihkva, Riia, Salisbury, Tampere, Turu, Uppsala, Veszprem and Zutphen. Each of these is situated in the direction that the cities lie from Tartu, with the distances marked.

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24 hours

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  • Wheelchair access

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  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • On foot only
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angelasJ5518LZ

angelasJ5518LZ

Romantic

This statue is a place where you can feel romantic mood in the air. Kissing students get dressed in winter - scarves and warm hats.

PBTravelstheWorld

PBTravelstheWorld

Fun statue of a young couple

Fun statue of a young couple in this University town. Right in the middle of the pedestrian district, it is a quick stop as you stroll through the town.

connierideout16

connierideout16

Romantic

A beautiful and fun statue in front of the town hall. Be sure to google the touching story behind the fountain.

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