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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  • tuomo tuomo


    Food was very tasty and portions large enough after a long day wandering around the city. The interior is very dark but it still was very comfortable to visit. Service was also prompt and friendly.

  • J J J J

    Skip food, have a beer if u want to stay alive

    Not sure if ready meal or road kill, food was not good, beer comes in 1lt mugs. Suitable for large company events with karaoke and a stage if that's what you're after... we are not sure what will...

  • MichaelTricker MichaelTricker

    If you hungry or want to get the best meal

    Just imagine the highest roof in the bar, restaurant, pub etc. This one is in Guinness record book. Higher then can imagine. Also add good food, best of Baltic choice, best drinks and quality...

Features and amenities


Lossi tn 28, Tartu

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • By car
  • Sealed access road


58°22'45''N 26°43'8''E | Download GPX file