Uppsala tänav 8, Tartu linn, Tartu
On 15 July 2005, the geodetic arch created at the initiative of F.G.W. Struve, an astronomer from the University of Tartu, which was a meridian section for measuring the shape and size of the Earth between 1816–1855, was entered into the list of UNESCO World Heritage. The 2,820 km arch reaches from Northern Norway to the Black Sea.
34 of the original measuring points are known to exist; three of those are located in Estonia. In Tartu, the part of UNESCO World Heritage belonging to Struve meridian arch is the Tartu observatory. A plaque indicating the location of the arch is located outside the Observatory.
Observatory, by which you will find the plaque, is 280 m from Tartu town hall square.You can get to Observatory if you climb the stairs behind the town hall. The nearest parking spaces are on Lossi, Vallikraavi and Ülikooli streets (A area). The closest disabled parking space is 100 m from Lossi 36 building.