Johvi Travel Guide

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    Restaurant "Nostalgie" in Johvi, Estonia
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Johvi Things to Do

  • Mountains

    Jõhvi is surrounded by artifical mountains - spoil tips. Spoil tips grew in Johvi surroundings in result of minning. This mines were closed more then 20 years ago. Some of mountains are older - 30 years old and they are covered by trees and forests. They are interesting places for climbing up, hiking and looking nice panoramas. Terricons are...

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  • Mihkli church-stronghold

    A fortified church with an unusual design. A gunpowder cellar (now a chapel and a musem) under the choir; in the Middle Ages, a secret passage led from the cellar to the fort at Edise. Altar painting “The Ascension of Christ” (Ernst von Liphardt, 1900), images on the triumphal arch, pulpit (Johann Valentin Rabe, 1728), two organs.

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  • Orthodox church

    Orthodox church in Johvi locates in the centre of a town just opposite the Tsentraal and main square. Church was created in 1895, built of granite. The temple was a first "working" place of Russian patriarch Alexius II.There is 39 objects that are over heritage protection - iconostasis, icons, bells etc.

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  • Mihkli church-stronghold

    Back side of the church - there are two houses, where priest lives. In the back side of the church is a entrance to the museum.

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  • Building of judgement

    Building of regional judgement stands in the centre of the town. It looks like a palace - nice white-grey colour building. Frontal side of it has classical style. Ahead the main entrance massive columns stand. At Soviet time military cultural centre located in this building.

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  • Tsentraal

    Tsentraal is the largest shopping-business centre in the town and the whole Ida-Virumaa county. Tsentraal is situated on the side of the Central square(Keskväljak). This building looks pretty modern and makes centre of Johvi more nice.

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  • Johvi Concert Hall

    Johvi has the newest concert hall in Estonia. It was opened in 2005. There are two halls, one seating 922 and second has seating places for 170 people. Halls have been furnished with modern equipment. It is considered, hall has the best acoustics in the state. Of course it is a state class/level concert hall in Estonia with Tartu's Vanemuine or...

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  • From 13 century.... MUSEUM

    The one of the most interesting places in Johvi what you must visit is the Mihkli(St. Michael) church-stronghold what was founded in 13-14. century and is the one of the greatest examples of Estonian old church architecture. There is a museum what consists of old rooms in church`s underground. There are great underground passes, things what speeks...

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  • Newest new square

    In 2005 (2004) government of the town decided to underbuild this new central square. They decided to make here square with underground car park. And so was done. In summer 2005 new modern square was finished. Under the square car park and some shops and pizza bar are situated.

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  • Central square

    Some year ago this square was a NEW square. Just new becouse it was underbuilt and new tile coat was done here (about in 2003). It looked red - and the square got "new name" - so called Red square....But in year 2005 government of the town decided to destroy this square and...

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  • Rakvere street: Building of bank...

    Uhispank is one of the first modern buildings in Johvi built here after the fall of Soviet Union. It was built about in mid of 90's - at the time when Estonian banks (based mostly on Swedish capital) became powerful. At the time of USSR ugly 1-floor brown coloured building of some shop stayed on this place.

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  • "Grey House" on Central square

    Building of government of Ida-Virumaa county is situated on Central Square(Keskväljak) just in centre of the town. Johvi has a status of "capital" of Ida-Virumaa. This building was built in times of Soviets and is one of examples of Soviet archtecture. Locals call it "Grey house". It is grey with brown and red roof with clock tower:)) interesting...

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Johvi Restaurants

  • Old masters restaurant

    Vanameistri pub is one of the best restaurants in Johvi and maybe Northern-Estonia. Very interesting interior - massive brick-stone walls, wooden furniture.

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  • Best caucasian restaurant in Estonia

    In 2012 new good restaurant of eastern cuisine was opened - it is Georgian restaurant tavern "Mimino".Especially tasty spicy georgian meat, soups and Georgian vines in offer. Interestig wooden Caucasian style interior creates special atmospheare.

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  • Soviet nostalgy

    Restaurant in the centre of Johvi. It was opened in 2011. Started with name "Post". Later was renamed to "Nostaligie". Interior of restaurant is modern but many elements of nostalgical Soviet era. Nice interior creates really nostalgical atmospheare.Dishes are very tasty and nicely served. Local beer "München" brewed in Sillamäe is in offer.At the...

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  • Pub of the town

    Pub "Privaat" is popular place for spending free time and meet people for locals. Also guests of the town come here to enjoy society. The food is typical for Estonian pubs, bars, cafes... There are different drinks on menu - different alcoholic drinks and coctails. There is good atmospheare and good service. Bus girls are always smiling. In...

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  • Restaurant

    Linnaisa kohvik or Town father's cafe is a good restaurant in the central square of Jõhvi. From windows opens nice view on the square fountain and business centre Tsentraal. There is a lot of good typical Estonian(local) food & drinks in menu. Good service and quiet atmospheare.Different dishes are offered - breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts.Some...

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  • Tipical food in ex-Soviet space

    Cafe Ukraina köök is located in centre of Johvi. This cafe exists from year 2010. It offers mostly tipical food of ex-Soviet countries - eastern slavic cuisine. Some examples of Ukrainian, Belarus, Russian dishes offered in Ukraina köök - borsch soup, dranik, chebureks, belyashis, pelmeni's, pancakes etc.Food is like homemade, nothing extremely...

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Johvi Nightlife

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  • Two km from the town

    Night Life is the club situated near the town of Johvi (only 2 km) and near the club "White Horse" (Valge Hobu).It is one of the most popular clubs in the area.It is mostly a dancing place. There are different kinds of shows, parties, disco's of 80's, strip-shows etcTraditional parties:Lady Night LifeJeans partyLover's night etc

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  • Nightlife White Horse

    Valge Hobu tavern locates in old stone-built building of manorial therritory from mid-ages.The most popular and probably most traditional/oldest club in region of Johvi & Kohtla-Järve towns. Tavern offers good restaurant cuisines - traditional Estonian and at evening and night it is a club, place of great shown, parties.

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Johvi Shopping

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  • Ecologic products

    Mahe jaam is a shop of ecologically produced products. There are different kinds of products sold in this shop. They are agro products, food, some cosmetics. Some of this products have local origin (Ida-Virumaa county and Estonia). For example handmade bread from Atsalama village (near Johvi) and hand made soap from Iisaku. This products can be a...

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  • Shopping centre Jewe

    Shopping centre Jewe is located in the centre of Johvi on Jewe square. Part of Jewe is a bus station. Under the second floor of shoping centre busses stop. Jewe name comes from historical name of Johvi - Gewi, Jevi, Jewe.On the first floor food store, post office, pharmacy, flowers, cassino are located. And on the second floor shops of men's and...

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  • Tsentraal

    One of the newest shoping business centres in the town. Thentraal is a 3-floor building that locates on central square. On the 1-st floor cafe "City Bistro", food store, drug store and some shops are situated. 2nd and 3rd floors are crowded by different shops and offices. Clothes, child clothes, shoes, sporting goods, jewelry, lingerie, local...

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Johvi Local Customs

  • Shop of local products

    In december 2013 was opened shop of local products (mostly food) - Talupood (Farm shop). It is a good shop to buy local souvenire or food producted in Ida-Virumaa county. Some of products are "eco". For example local cheese, fresh milk, handmade breads, meat, bisquits, handmade souvenires like soap etc...It is worth to visit this shop!!Located on...

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  • Try local sweetmeats

    One of local sweetmeet producers - Söögitakso sells own products in Johvi - Söögitakso has own shop in shoping centre N&V ("Titanic"). Söögitakso produces different kinds of very tasty cakes and tarts (cream, mead, fruit cakes, sandwich cakes etc); different bisquits, quiches, pies.You can order thematic cake that will be done according your taste...

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  • Johvi Kaubakeskus

    Johvi Kaubakeskus - Johvi shoping centre is one of largest and oldest shoping centres in a town. It locates in the centre of town opposite the central square. In 2007 underbuilt - got a 3rd floor and become more "modern". There are good shops in Kaubakeskus selling different things from food to car.Shops and products are presented: clothes, food,...

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Johvi Off The Beaten Path

  • Windmill near Johvi

    Old windmill locates in Kabelimetsa village (very close to Kukruse) on Tallinn-Narva motorway. Very beautiful view opens from the motorway - fields, nice houses and windmill. Kabelimetsa locate in 3 min drive from Jõhvi.It is possible to get there by bus or by light traffic/walk road on foot/bicycle. Sights worth a visit in this area - Kukruse...

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  • Kukruse manor and park

    Spending time in Johvi it is worth to do side trips. One of the places is Kukruse whrere nicely restored manor and park are situated. Kukruse locates close to Johvi - 3 min drive by car on highway or about 10 min by city bus (Johvi - Kohtla-Jarve bus).

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  • Kohtla-Järve town

    Kohtla-Järve is a city located 10 km from Johvi. It is an industrial city that grew during Soviet time. Kohtla-Jarve has lots of examples of Soviet architecture. City is not very modern, not similar to Johvi.

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Johvi Sports & Outdoors

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    by sihi Written Jan 30, 2006

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    Johvi is the place of motosport. There is club of sport motorcyklists which organizes motocrosses/competitions in Johvi. There is special place for motocrosses on the site of the town.
    Interesting and free show for everyone:)

    Motocross in January 2006 Also small kids drive motorcykles
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  • Johvi in March

    From viaduct you can see a nice views of the town. On the picture you can see buildings and roofs of buildings of banks(Ühispank, Hansapank) and shopping-centre -- Kaubamaja and just on the back -- beautiful gothic church-stronghold.

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  • Johvi at begining of night

    On the picture- on the left-the wall of building of goverment of Ida-Virumaa county. Next building is trade/business centre "Tsentraal"

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  • New central square

    On the picture you can see Central square(Keskväljak) what was rebuilt in year 2003. And now this place is called by people as "Red square". The square is surrounded by nice building of government of Ida-Virumaa county, business/trade centre(newest builing on centre of the town), orthodox church(18 century) and others interesting buildings.

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