Tour of South-Estonia "Living on the Edge" for culture and history enthusiasts

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Come and visit the exciting places in South Estonia through the big yellow windows from National Geographic!
 
The tour “Living on the Edge” introduces the rich cultural heritage and innovative organisations of the South-Estonia region. 

Through the yellow windows, you can experience living in an extraordinary place near both the Russian and Latvian borders, as well as the border of the European Union. Life among different languages, cultures, ideas, and worldviews is always full of surprises. For additional information, see the route booklet

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Town Hall Square in Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats, Tartu

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  • 2
    Mustvee Old Believer’s Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Narva tänav 22, Mustvee linn, Mustvee vald, Jõgeva maakond 49604

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  • 3
    Alatskivi Castle

    Castles & Manors

    Lossi tänav 6, Alatskivi alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond 60201

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  • 4
    Estonian Road Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    MUUSEUMI, Varbuse küla, Kanepi vald, Põlva maakond 63122

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  • 5
    Sillapää Castle

    Castles & Manors

    Pargi tänav 28, Räpina linn, Räpina vald, Põlva maakond 64505

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  • 6
    Podmotsa Village Chapel

    Churches

    Viilumbi, Podmotsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64018

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  • 7
    Saatse Seto Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    MUUSEUMI, Samarina küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 64022

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  • 8
    Seto Studio-Gallery

    Museums & Galleries

    Sauna, Obinitsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond 65301

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  • 9
    Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle

    Forts

    PIIRI KÕRTS, Vana-Vastseliina küla, Võru vald, Võru maakond 65254

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  • 10
    Lake Tamula Beach and the Beach Promenade

    Water adventure

    Vee tänav 4, Võru 65609

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  • 11
    Urvaste church and cemetery on the shores of Lake Uhtjärv

    Churches

    Kulla, Kirikuküla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond 66512

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  • 12
    Otepää St Mary’s Lutheran Church

    Churches

    Otepää küla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond 67412

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  • 13
    Palupera Manor Complex and the Yellow Window of National Geographic

    Castles & Manors

    1, Palupera küla, Elva vald, Tartu maakond 67511

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  • 14
    Sangaste Castle

    Castles & Manors

    SANGASTE LOSSI, Lossiküla, Otepää vald, Valga maakond 67005

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  • 15
    Valga Town Hall

    Historical buildings

    Kesk tänav 11, Valga linn, Valga vald, Valga maakond 68203

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  • 16
    Taagepera Castle

    Castles & Manors

    Taagepera bussipeatus-TAAGEPERA MÕIS, Taagepera küla, Tõrva vald, Valga maakond 68502

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  • 17
    Estonian Traditional Music Centre

    Historical buildings

    Tasuja puiestee 6, Viljandi 71011

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  • 18
    Visitor Centre of Lake Võrtsjärv

    Tourist information centres

    Vaibla küla, Viljandi vald, Viljandi maakond 70314

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  • 19
    The University of Tartu Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Lossi tänav 25, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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  • By excursion bus
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