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Town Hall Square in Tartu

Address: Raekoja plats, Tartu | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 744 2111
E-mail: info@visittartu.com

Tartu Town Hall Square is the trapeze-shaped central square of Tartu: it is surrounded by classical buildings. The current town hall standing by the square is the third building to be erected in that place.

In the 18th century, the square was the location of the most important market in the city – der Grosse Markt or the Great Market . Since 1998 it has been adorned by the fountain known as the 'Kissing Students'.

Did you know...?
*At 12:00, 18:00 and 21:00 each day, bells ring out from the tower of the Town Hall. Its 18 bells were manufactured in the bell foundry in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The yellow National Geographic window erected in the Town Hall Square represents Tartu as one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering.

Times and prices

Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.


  • Information point
  • Souvenirs
  • Site lighting
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet
  • Paid parking


Seminar and conference rooms

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