Otepää Church

Otepää, Estonia

The Otepää Maarja Lutheran Church was built in 1890 and represents the Gothic revival style. On 4th June 1884 the blue-black-white flag of the Estonian Students’ Society was consecrated in the church, which later on became the flag of the nation and in 1992 the official national flag of Estonia. The bas-reliefs of the flag, the author of which is sculptor Voldemar Mellik, were opened on the church wall in 1934 (on the 50th anniversary of the national flag). The bas-reliefs were destroyed in 1950 and restored by sculptor Mati Variku and opened again on 15th July 1989.

Reference: Maaturism.ee


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Founded: 1890
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Siim R (12 months ago)
Oskar Susi (13 months ago)
The predecessor of the church is considered to be the Church of Michael, which was located in the same place in 1638. The previous history of the church, which has repeatedly suffered in wars and then been restored, is unknown. The older part of the current church building was completed in 1860. In 1889-1890 a long building was built.
Aive Jaani (2 years ago)
Beautiful church with stained glass windows. Historic place
Edvin Tamm (3 years ago)
Nys Bassie (4 years ago)
Great history.
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