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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  • Harri A Harri A

    Worth a beer-length peek

    We arrived a little before closing and only had drinks, so I can't comment on the food. (Only that dinner prices ranged roughly from €8-20.) Had the house beer, which is a decent red amber. ("Large...

  • Mari-Liis A Mari-Liis A

    One of a kind experience

    There's ALWAYS something going on in Püssirohukelder. Cool ambiance and hearty meals are guaranteed! The size of the "women" and the "men" size drinks is impressive. I shared a beer snack plate with...

  • LimburgerBelgium LimburgerBelgium

    Bier Pouder cave some special place

    Something that you don't find everywhere. A old gun powder celler remaque as a beautiful bier celler with very good local dark bier and internatuioal beers from Belgium.Waithers in special uniform...

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