'The Bridges of Tartu' storytelling postcards by @sketchingpaas — from 'How to Tartu'

The Bridges of Tartu

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The front and the back of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set

'The Bridges of Tartu' set of storytelling postcards

Let’s tell briefly the story of Tartu through the bridges of Tartu!

Tartu is where it is and what it is because of the Emajõgi. The river has been crossed here by people, ideas, goods, and wars for more than a thousand years.

Get to know Tartu through the storytelling postcards of its seven bridges: Kroonuaia sild, Vabadusssild, Kaarsild, Rahu sild, Turusild, Sõpruse sild and Ihaste sild.

Written and illustrated by @sketchingpaas in 2023-2024.

The set contains seven A6 size postcards in an envelope-type package.

Printed in Tartu by Teleprint and Ecoprint.

Where to buy?


University of Tartu Museum shop (Lossi 25, Tartu)

Tartu Visitor Centre (Raekoja plats 1a, Tartu)

Saare Hobu Crafts Store (Raekoja plats 8, Tartu)

Rahva Raamat e-shop and stores (Pärnu, Tallinn, Tartu, Viljandi, Võru)

The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package
The backside of the 'The Bridges of Tartu' postcard set package

Tips for Tartu Bridge Explorers

Board...

a ship and go for a city cruise. Pegasus departs by Hotel Dorpat. Alfa and Signild by Turuhoone. Trips are usually around 1.5 hours, and ships pass all the bridges except for Ihaste sild.

Lodi - the wooden barge - starts trips from different places, but its home port is Lodjakoda, centre for the construction of historic ships, operated by Emajõe Lodjaselts.

Get...

a canoe! If the big boats are too big and too boring, you can experience Emajõgi in a canoe. For example, Jõematkad.ee organize sunset or night time canoe trips in the upstream outskirts of the city.

Or Explore...

the bridges on foot. Bus line nr 7 stops nearby all the bridges on the southern side of the river. Board the bus in Tartu city center at 'Palmihoone', 'Raeplats' or 'Soola II', and get off at 'Rebase' to explore Sõpruse sild, or at 'Turu ring' to explore Ihaste sild.

 Please check the official websites of the sights, institutions, or service providers for the latest information. Be respectful of the surroundings, stay safe, and have a happy exploring.

© 2024 Kalle Paas (@sketchingpaas)