Top Historic Sights in Vinni, Estonia

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Viru-Jaagupi Church

The Church of St. Jacob (Jaagupi) was built in 1420’s by the Livonian Order. The present appearance originates mainly from the restoration made between 1877-1878. The medieval church is today an eastern part of the church. The pulpit and altar were made in 1870’s. There is also wooden statue of John the Baptist dating back to the 17th century. Reference: Tapio Mäkeläinen 2005. Viro - kartanoiden, k ...
Founded: 1420's (restored 1877-1878) | Location: Vinni, Estonia

Inju Manor

The history of Inju manor (Innis) goes back to at least 1520. In 1894 the current building was erected, probably designed by architect Rudolf von Engelhardt. It is one of the most characteristic examples of neo-Renaissance manor house architecture in Estonia. Starting in 1920, the manor house accommodates a orphanage.
Founded: 1894 | Location: Vinni, Estonia

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Bamberg Historic City Centre

Bamberg is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.

Bamberg is a good example of a central European town with a basically early medieval plan and many surviving ecclesiastical and secular buildings of the medieval period. When Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, became King of Germany in 1007 he made Bamberg the seat of a bishopric, intended to become a 'second Rome'. Of particular interest is the way in which the present town illustrates the link between agriculture (market gardens and vineyards) and the urban distribution centre.

From the 10th century onwards, Bamberg became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of this town strongly influenced northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century Bamberg was the centre of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and E.T.A. Hoffmann living there.

Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the 'Franconian Rome'.