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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. …

Read more here: http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/estland-nationalmuseum-auf-der-landebahn.1242.de.html?dram:article_id=382270

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Action Plan for Sustainable Energy Management 2015-2020 for the City of Tartu

See https://www.tartu.ee/data/SEAP_Tartu_ENG_2015.docx

Background (see excerpt below): http://www.cascadecities.eu/cascadecities/city_profiles/cascade-cities%20/tartu

… Tartu city also joins the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Aalborg Commitments. Preparatory work to compile a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Tartu has already started and this is planned to be submitted in 2014. The Covenant of Mayors is due to be signed in 2013.

Targets

  • Average 15-20% reduction of energy consumption in buildings
  • At least 50% of city busses using biogas by 2017
  • Achieve a 50% environmentally friendly public transport fleet
  • 20-25% of all journeys made by bicycle ..

More see link above.

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Lüneburg celebrates in Estonia

Viljandi-by-nh-LZ
Viljand, Estonia. Photo by nh/LZ

Lüneburg, the German city, will celebrate in Estonia.

At the 35th International Hanseatic Days, which will be held from 4th June until 7th June in the South-Estonian town of Viljandi, also a delegation of the German city Lüneburg  will participate. Under the leadership of Mayor Ulrich Mädge a six-member Council delegation will travel to Viljandi. In addition to the administrative head of the delegation Petra Güntner for the SPD, Renate Rudolph for the CDU, Susanne Neuhaus for the Greens, will go; Daniel Bruges for the Pirates and Jens Kiesel for pensioners / FDP. In addition, a representative of the new museum and theater will travel, aplus five citizens who will look after the Lüneburg booth at the hanseatic market, the press office of the city informs. Lüneburg is known to be a partner city with Tartu in Estonia.

The lifestyle of the Hanseatic period will infuse the quiet, small town in southern Estonia for four days: Viljandi will become the center of the world of medieval merchants. Visitors from all over Europe will offer a magnificent cultural program of music and dance that takes place on an outdoor stage. In the center, the representations of the Hanseatic towns will build their own booths on a Hanse market and present their respective regions and their specialties. The motto of the International Hansa – “here to be creative” . is cordially inviting the guests to join activily in the celebration.

Viljandi, formerly located Fellin, lies 160 kilometers south of the Estonian capital Tallinn. She has city rights since 1283, and now 18,000 residents. The city is dominated by the rich history, especially the ruins of the medieval fortress is a favorite of locals and visitors. Another attraction is of Lake Viljandi.

Source: http://www.landeszeitung.de/blog/aktuelles/220649-lueneburger-feiern-in-estland

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Air Baltic offers free bus transfer

Air Baltic offers its passengers from 1 March, a free shuttle bus between the airport Riga and several cities in Latvia and the two neighboring countries Estonia and Lithuania. Upon presentation of a valid airline ticket and passport Latvian airline passengers can use the buses (in advance to be booked) that run on a fixed schedule. They will operate between the airport and the bus stations in Latvian cities Valmiera, Jekabpils, Jelgava and Daugavpils and Tartu in Estonia and Siauliai in Lithuania, the company said.

Source: http://www.airliners.de/air-baltic-mit-kostenlosem-bustransfer-im-baltikum/31433