Tartu Püssirohkukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built using the bricks from the ruins of the medieval Maarja (St Mary’s) Church and the walls of the Episcopal Castle. The high ceiling is the most unique feature of Tartu Püssirohukelder.

Interesting facts: - Püssirohukelder has also belonged to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Tartu that started using the cellar in 1896 to study earthquakes and magnetic phenomena.


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  • Sille V Sille V

    Cooler than your average gunpowder cellar

    The translation of the name of the place would be the Gunpowder Cellar, because it's located in an old gunpowder cellar. I would say it is more meant for adults and by adults I mean something like...

  • Andres L Andres L

    Good food and atmosphere!

    Deer meat and the musroom soup were excellent! Cake with coffee filling is strong and should be avoided if you are not a fan. Service is flexible and fast!

  • Roald F Roald F

    Good Fun

    We went here for beer and food, it was a good place to be alot of beer and pubfood, we where here on a friday so there was music and alot off dancing

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