Locomotive Memorial

The steam engine monument erected near the Valga railway station in 1998 celebrates the 110th anniversary of the Pihkva-Valga-Riga rail connection. Engine SU 251-98 was built in the Sormovo Shipyard in 1949. The engine weighs 87 tons and its output is 12 tons of steam per hour.

Valga Railway Station

Railway station building called Walk was inaugurated in 1889. It was a red-brick building in Historicist style. The historical railway station was destroyed in the battles of World War II. The new station building was completed in 1949. From 2017, the magnificent Stalinist railway station building is under heritage protection.

Valga Town Hall

Valga Town Hall, built in 1864-1866 is one of the most outstanding examples of Late Classicism wooden architecture in Estonia. This neighbourhood is the city’s oldest settled region. Valga Visitors’ Centre is located on the ground floor of the Town Hall.

Valga St John’s Church

Jaani Church, located right in the heart of the city, was built in 1816 according to the design of architect Christoph Haberland and it is the only church in Estonia with an oval ground plan. The unique organ has been preserved in its original shape and it is the only instrument built by Friedrich Ladegast still left in Estonia.