'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain

'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain is one of the most recognised symbols of Tartu. A 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. They are situated in the direction that the cities lie from Tartu, marking the distances.

'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain is one of the most recognised symbols of Tartu. A 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 scul

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  • Cute kissing couple

    This iconic statue epitomises Tartu the main university town of Estonia. When we were in Tartu we saw a large number of students wherever we went and the kissing couple under the fountain makes a...

  • romantic

    i liked this statue and why they built it but i wish our tour guide would of put more emotion in to it when telling the story as it would of made it a bit more romantic. it is in front of the town...

  • Happy Highlander

    If in Tartu, this is a MUST for a photograph, especially for romantic couples. Set in the square with the historic university only yards away and stacks of restaurants all around.


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