The 6 Best Things to Do in Johvi, Ida-Viru County

Jõhvi (German: Jewe) is a town in north-eastern Estonia, and the capital of Ida-Viru County. The town is also an administrative centre of Jõhvi Parish. It is situated 50 km from the Russian border.

1. Crucifixion of Our Lord Church

Narva mnt 2A, Johvi 41531, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Crucifixion of Our Lord Church

The Crucifixion of Our Lord church in Johvi was completed in 1895 as part of the plan of Estonian governor Shakhovskoy to make Johvi the centre of the Russian Orthodox faith in the north-east of the country. The nearby Puhtitsa convent of the Dormition of the Mother of God, known to locals as the Kuremae convent, was also founded by nuns who came to Johvi. Built in Historicist style from natural stone and red brick, the church is open to visitors every day in summer.Did you know…?*The Crucifixion of Our Lord church in Johvi was the first place of work of the young Aleksei Mihhailovitš Ridiger – who would go on to become Aleksius II, patriarch of all Russia.

Reviewed By Aleffy - EstoniaEstonia

Nice place

This orthodox church was built in 19-th century. Building is beautiful and designed in 19-th century architecture style. This church is good located (in the town centre). That is good place to visit and pray, the church service takes place regularly.

2. Church of St. Michael

Johvi vald, Johvi 41532, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Church of St. Michael

Church of St. Michael in Johvi centre is the oldest building in the town. It is believed to be built in the middle of 13th century. The peculiarities of the church are 2m thick walls and elements of stronghold that make the church of St. Michael the best protected fortification church in the whole Estonia. Today you can get acquainted with the history and legends of the church as well as with the museum in its cellar with the help of audio-guide available in 6 different languages.Interesting to know:Church of St. Michael is the biggest one-nave church in Estonia.In the museum you can find the oldest metal objects found in Estonia from Jabara burial mound.The church is a popular concert place thanks to its unique acoustics.

Reviewed By sihi1 - TartuTartu

Medieval church-stronghold in Jõhvi town

St. Michael church is one of few churches of this tipe in Estonia. It is a church-stronghold, it has massive walls. During wars in mid ages the church played defensive role for people. St. Michael church has a big stone tower. Especially nice view on the

3. Iisaku Museum

Tartu maantee 58, Johvi 41101, Estonia Museums, Specialty Museums
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Iisaku Museum

Founded in 1975, the museum is located in a former ministry school building. Its permanent displays are arranged thematically in separate rooms, where you will obtain an excellent overview of life in the country, farms in the olden days, the work of master craftsmen and the history of the local fire fighting service. Separate exhibitions focus on the unique natural environment and diversity of the area, the history of the Iisaku school and the writer of the well-known Estonian song ‘Ema suda’ /A Mother’s Heart/. The teacher’s apartment on the second floor presents a picture of life in the early 20th century, and there is a special exhibit looking at the Iisaku region’s population of half-Estonian/half-Russians. If you wish, you can also watch locally shot films.

Reviewed By 726anu - Harju County, EstoniaHarju County, Estonia

A small house full of hidden stories

Absolutely in the middle of nowhere, a small house representing history of a region starting from the first findings from pronze age and ending with current well-known persons from the nearby area and their influence in modern Estonia. All the different a

4. Jouga Lakes

Jouga kula, Johvi, Estonia Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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Jouga Lakes

The Jouga lakes are a group of lakes in Ida-Virumaa, Jouga village, situated by the road that turns from Johvi-Tartu road towards Kuremae. These are four lakes, which came about when loose ice melted. These lakes are the Jouga Pesujarv, Jouga Linajarv, Jouga Liivjarv and Armise lake. There are many rare plant and animal species in the lakes, for example the edible frog. Pesujarv is a popular swimming place with a boardwalk that leads to the lake which has a swimming pontoon, so it would be more comfortable to go in.RMK has made six bonfire sites, a well and you can also put up your tent. There's also an outhouse and parking spaces for 15 cars.

Reviewed By Dimi-Estboss - Kassel, GermanyKassel, Germany

Красивое маленькое озеро в Ида-Вирумаа

Если вы посетите монастырь Куремяэ, то после этого съездите на озеро Песуярв в Йыуга (дорога в сторону Мяэтагузе/Тартуского шоссе). Есть место для грилля (бесплатно). Берег облагорожен. Можно купаться.

Pargi 40, Johvi 41537, Estonia Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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This gallery is located within the Johvi Concert Hall building, on the second floor of the Johvi Cultural Centre. It has an exhibition hall measuring 84.5 m2, with ceiling heights of 2.8 m and 3.45 m, with the latest lighting.The gallery has been open to the public since 25 January 2006. It aims to reflect the trends in contemporary art, and organises at least one exhibition of international art each year.

Reviewed By Marina М - Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Russia

можно зайти

Галерея находится недалеко от автобусного вокзала в концертном доме, на втором этаже Йыхвиского центра культуры и интересов. Если Вы попали в город Йыхви, то можно зайти. Специально ехать не стоит. В основном экспозиция галереи ориентирована на современно

6. Johvi Concert Hall

Pargi 40, Johvi 41537, Estonia Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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Reviewed By BAStiksa - МоскваМосква

Культурное место

Вот так идёшь по старому парку с вековыми клёнами, и вдруг БАЦ! Прямо откуда ни возьмись современнейшее здание из стекла, стали и гранита. Выдержано в традициях сурового скандинавского хай-тека, оборудовано по последнему слову техники. А какие крутые меро

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