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Why you need to visit Tallinn? – Let me explain.

By Pynchon Woo.

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Nationalmuseum auf der Landebahn

Die Esten haben ihrer Geschichte mit dem neuen Nationalmuseum in Tartu ein Denkmal gesetzt. In dem futuristischen Bau mitten auf der Landebahn einer ehemaligen sowjetischen Militärbasis können Besucher finno-ugrische Stammesgeschichte, traditionelle Gesänge und Handwerkskunst sinnlich erleben. …

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Bookbinding by Peeter Kippik


Luxurious bookbinding in the Art Nouveau style made for the collection of poems (Tartu; 1904) of the Estonian poet Ado Reinvald. The author of the the dark-green morocco binding is an Estonian bookbinding master Peeter Kippik (1880-1925) who worked in Tartu and later owned a bindery in St. Petersburg, Russia. The decoration is in the technique of intarsia and old tooling. The edges are gilt, ornamented and coloured with the enamel, the doublure and the fly leaf are made of moiré silk. The two bookbindings by Peeter Kippik held in the National Library of Estonia are the only known works by this master in Estonia.


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Estnische Sonntagschule „Eigene Wurzeln nicht kappen“

Estonian Sunday school in Frankfurt, Germany: “Don’t cut your own roots”

About 3,000 Estonians are living in Frankfurt. Some of them try to preserve their culture and language in their Sunday school. Theresa Weiss was visiting. …

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Estnische Kulturtage in Berlin 2016

Der Berliner Estnische Kulturverein wird am 12. März ein Jahr alt. Anlässlich des 1. Geburtstages finden die Estnischen Kulturtage in Berlin statt. … 15. bis 16. April 2016


Translation: The Berlin Estonian Cultural Association becomes one year old on 12 March. On the occasion of the 1st anniversary the Estonian Culture Days will be held in Berlin.

The Culture Days will be held from 15th-16th April 2016.


ACUDkunsthaus studio, Veterans Straße 21, 10119, Berlin

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“Erasmus Plus”

“Erasmus Plus”
Six students of Marianum school on an educational journey in Estonia

“I enjoy myself with everyone so well, I wish I could stay here,” Magdalena summarizes her impressions from Estonia. She is one of six students of Marianum school who last week traveled with students of the same age from Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Turkey and Estonia in the framework of the Erasmus programme of the European Union in the Baltic country. Specifically to Kadrina, a dreamy 500-souls village, about one hour’s drive from the capital Tallin away. For one week, here the young people from different European countries discussed issues such as training, job search and the situation in the labor market.

Meeting point and place of work is the “KadrinaKeskkool” – a hundred-year-old school, very well maintained, clean, tidy and well equipped with the latest technology, common rooms for students and a cafeteria, where the students through eighth grade receive free and very tasty food. They speak excellent English, not least thanks to the movies and TV shows with subtitles – common in such a tiny country.

In the capital Tallinn the Germans were surprised that all residents travel for free on public transport and there is free internet access throughout. “Even at the bus stop, I was asked to log into wifi” said Lina excited.

When visiting the university city of Tartu, students could do experiments themselves in the Science Museum, while in Rakvereein a guide disguised as a monk of the Teutonic Knights imparted informations about the history of the local castle ruins. Students then visited a “Smart House”, a Zero Energy House equipped with the latest technology.

The impressive journey ended with a closing ceremony, designed and performed by an Estonian folk dance group. Until the next encounter – this time in Portugal – the students just have to wait until May, then the group meets in a slightly different composition again. The new theme “opportunities for political influence by young people” they are already preparing. The three-year project entitled “EU-Topia +” is funded by the European Union, which has set itself the task of promoting contacts among young Europeans.



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Merike from Estonia knows Lübeck best

Sweet story from Lübeck, Germany:

It was a sweet surprise for Merike Luts from Estonia, who stays these days on the occasion of a training session of the German Foreign Association in Lübeck. At a lunch with Lübeck hosts, friends and members of the German Foreign Association Dieter Spieß of the association LübeckPartners showed up surprisingly .

He had been recently a guest of the Baltic German Teacher Days in Tallinn and has on this occasion carried out a Lübeck-Quiz, which was very well received. Most Baltic German teachers have come to know and to love Lübeck, as they have attended courses of German Foreign Association in Lübeck – some several times.

Dieter Spieß was surprised by the many good answers he got at his initiative. Merike Luts however none could beat. The sympathetic Estonian was able to answer all questions confidently and therefore received with many appreciative words by Dieter Spieß the first prize, of course connected with marzipan.

estonia108: Marzipan from Lübeck is famous all over the world.