Main building of the University of Tartu

There is no question that the main building of the University of Tartu is one of the gems of the city. It was built between 1804 and 1809 according to the design by the architect Johann Wilhelm Krause. The opening ceremony of the building was held on 3 July 1809. All important events in the life of the university have been celebrated in its main hall since then. The good acoustics of the hall have made it a popular venue for concerts and conferences. You can visit the main hall and the former lock-up room on the attic floor of the building, both of which are considered pearls of classicistic architecture in Estonia, through the History Museum of the University of Tartu.
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There is no question that the main building of the University of Tartu is one of the gems of the city. It was built between 1804 and 1809 according to the design by the architect Johann Wilhelm Krause. The opening ceremony of the building was held on

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  • Lovely building

    Having walked past this building several times in May 2018,as this is now my third visit to Tartu,as my partner's youngest daughter was in this university studying hard,and passed her final exams...

  • Beautiful campus - not only for academics

    The campus is beautiful and so are the surroundings. We were with a tour group and the walking tour was very nice and we learned a lot. We enjoyed the sculptures, the paintings on the buildings, the...

  • University Visit

    Guided through the various schools in the university by a local who actually attended the school twenty years ago was a unique experience. The student square with its outdoor seating and no autos...


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