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The Kissing Students fountain

Raekoja Plats | In front of the City Hall, Tartu 51004, Estonia
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Good location

It is in old town,easy to find,we didn't look for it,we just walk into it. It is located in very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alise L
via mobile
Nice idea in the city centre

Tartu is student city! Cozy city and sculpture and fountain like this kissing student makes the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AistePileckaite
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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, Hafnarfjorður, Hameenlinna, Kaunas, Luneburg, Pihkva, Riia, Salisbury, Tampere, Turu, Uppsala, Veszprem and Zutphen. They are situated in the direction that the cities lie from Tartu, marking the distances.
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Raekoja Plats | In front of the City Hall, Tartu 51004, Estonia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is in old town,easy to find,we didn't look for it,we just walk into it. It is located in very beautiful place,nice view. It is also free wifi area.

Thank Alise L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tartu is student city! Cozy city and sculpture and fountain like this kissing student makes the city more interesting.

Thank AistePileckaite
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very appropriate sculpture in an eternally young students’ city - and Tartu is a students’ city. The fountain is in old Rathaus square very well symbolizing ties of old town with modern life. And this young modern life is teeming around the...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The famous kissing students fountain is a great place to relax on the nearby benches and watch the antics of students, kids and their parents. I was fortunately enough to catch a group of students frolicking in the fountain itself on a warm spring day.

Thank Peeter P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice fountain, which shows the student-spirit of the city of good thoughts. A fountain is always good in a square, or in front of the city hall in this case

Thank ilabuf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may well have not been intended but it does look very like the photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square (a giant version of which we have seen in San Diego). This one is nicely modelled and in a great setting.

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice little fountain in the middle of the old town square in Tartu. A newish building, but still looks nice. The statue depicts students in love. Somewhat in the soviet style although it was built long after the end of the occupation. Especially suitable...More

Thank nublex
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The kissing students fountain was very interesting as the clothing changed when we were there in April 2007. The girl had military uniform. But in the map, she had skirt.

Thank Yali L
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

To see this should I Travel just to see : no Take a detour: no Stop if I'm passing: maybe Take a picture: no - you won't look at it anyway.

Thank VonLindegaard
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This sculpture has become the symbol of this delightful small town. Good shopping nearby with original art and crafts, and pleasant places to eat. Tartu is short drive from Tallinn, but it is very different with virtually no tourists when we visited. The food market...More

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