Raadi Cemetery (Tartu, Estonia)

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 city

Tartu boasts with 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 Cemetery.

About the cemetery

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" and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803-1882).

Another small cemetery, Maarja, located 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.

*Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org

Raadi Cemetery

Kalmistu 22
50303 Tartu

Phone: +37 27361525
E-mail: kalmistu@raad.tartu.ee

National Heritage Board of Estonia

Uus 18
10111 Tallinn

Phone: +37 6403050
Phone: +37 6403060
E-mail: helle@muinas.ee

Tourist Information Centre

Raekoja plats 14
51004 Tartu

Phone: +37 27442111
E-mail: info@turism.tartumaa.ee

Tourist Information

www.tartu.ee (City portal)
www.tpilet.ee (Bus timetables in Estonia)