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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  • Jan R Jan R

    Amazing interior

    Püssirohukelder is an amazing place to eat. The interior is really spectacular. The food is tasty and affordable. They also have their own house beer.

  • Jaana K Jaana K


    This price level was really decent. Pepper stake 13 euros, that is cheap and this is one of the most, if not the most expensive restaurant in Tartu. Great idea, great looking place and not aa over...

  • Gnokki Gnokki

    Hungry? Get here.

    Unique surrounding in the old gunpowder cellar. One rumour says that this pub/restaurant has the highest ceiling in Europe. I can belive that. German Bierstube atmosphere. Hundreds of clay...

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