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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  • TrentinoDoc2016 TrentinoDoc2016
    To try

    On a business trip in Tartu, I went to this restaurant on my own. The restaurant is built into the mountain. Since it can be busy, don't go there if you have little time. Go there if you have time to...

  • Ivan J Ivan J
    You should come

    Great atmosphere with live rock band. Excellent arhitecture inside. Good beer, tasty food and reasonable prices.

  • Sebastián R Sebastián R
    Good atmosphere in a exceptional building

    The building is really amazing, an old gunpowder cellar with high vaults. Very well decorated. We were on the second floor and enjoyed a great view of the place. Food was correct and dark beer very...

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