Raadi Cemetery (Tartu, Estonia)

Raadi, in the city of Tartu, is one of the most significant cemeteries in Estonia, and currently includes several smaller graveyards. Tartu boasts a long history as the educational, cultural and scientific hub of Estonia. A university was established here in 1632. A number of outstanding scientists, university lecturers and students have been buried in Raadi. The oldest cemetery in Raadi is Vana-Jaani(Old Jaani), formerly a property of the German congregation of St John's church. It was officially opened on November 5, 1773. The celebrities buried at Vana-Jaani include Carl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876), biologist and founder of embryology; C.E. Claus (1796-1864), discoverer of ruthenium, the author of the Estonian epic "Kalevipoeg", Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803-1882). Another small cemetery, Maarja, north-west of Vana-Jaani, was founded in 1773 as a graveyard for the Estonian congregation of St John's church. North-west of Maarja cemetery lies Uspenski, which was founded in 1773 as an Orthodox cemetery. Ludvig Puusepp (1875-1942), one of the earliest neurosurgeons, founder of the first neurology hospital, is buried there. The University cemetery is in the north-eastern corner of Raadi.

Contacts

Raadi Cemetery
Kalmistu 22
50303 Tartu
Phone: +37 27361525
E-mail: kalmistu@raad.tartu.ee

Muinsuskaitseament
National Heritage Board of Estonia

Uus 18
Tallinn 10111 Estonia
Phone: +37 6403050
Phone: +37 6403060
E-mail: helle@muinas.ee

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Tourist Information about the City of Tartu 

www.tartu.ee (City portal)
turism.tartumaa.ee (Tourist info)
www.bussireisid.ee
(Bus timetables in Estonia,
Estonian language only)


Tourist Information Centre
Raekoja plats 14
51004 Tartu
Phone: +372 7 442 111
E-mail: info@turism.tartumaa.ee

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9.00/17.00
Saturday-Sunday: 10.00/15.00