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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  • CatE1981 CatE1981

    Fun night out

    This place had been recommended to me by a local but I accidentally found it by following the sound of music. Could hear a great live band playing in the court yard outside. The music was excellent...

  • travel_bunny3838 travel_bunny3838

    Very Unique Place for Dinner

    If you want a unique dining experience and a impressive interior, this is the place for you! After a long day and plenty of walking, we were ready for a nice dinner in Tartu. Unfortunately, the...

  • Heikki s Heikki s


    No better place for a refreshing drink and some rest after a two hours walk in the Old Town of Tartu and Toomemae hill. The unique interior of Pussirohukelder has, fortunately, remained the same (my...

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