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Ruins of Kärkna Monastery

Category Historical Attractions, Historical Attractions, Ruins
Kärkna küla, Tartu vald, Tartumaa
Coordinates 58.462494, 26.652084
GPS: 58° 27' 45" N, 26° 39' 8" E

Kärkna monastery was established in the first quarter of the 13th century by the first bishop of Tartu, Herman I who, having lost his sight, spent his old age there. He, and allegedly a Danish princess as well, is buried there. An army from Pskov destroyed the monastery 1234, it was re-built as a vassal-castle but destroyed again in the Livonian War. 

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