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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.

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 u

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  • Unique place lacking in finess

    Supposedly the tallest beer-cellar in the world, the Gunpowder cellar is a special place if you have not been there before. The high ceiling, the interior, the brick walls.. If you have, however...

  • Good place to have a beer

    Very good place for having a Estonian beer. There were quite large and tasty portions, but it was a bit salty.

  • Early Dec at Püssirohukelder

    Had an evening meeting/dinner in Püssirohukelder. It was a "quiet night" with no band etc. The atmosphere was nice, we followed the waitress suggestions about the food (tier) - it tasted very good...


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