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Churches

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

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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.

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  • Narva maantee 104, Tartu
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  • +372 53327137
  • tartu.peetri [at] eelk.ee
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  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 14:00
    Wednesday: 09:00 - 14:00
    Thursday: 09:00 - 14:00
    Friday: 09:00 - 14:00

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