View over tartu city and the bridgeSource: Kaarel Kõvatu


Discovering Estonia's cultural heart

This leafy town of students, intellectuals and creatives brings back sweet, youthful memories to many who have once toured the city on a bicycle during their student days.

A home to one of Northern Europe’s oldest universities, Tartu has a wealth of museums (such as Estonian National Museum) and an upbeat nightlife. Upon your arrival in Tartu, you are soon welcomed by a statue of kissing students standing in a large Classicist town square nearby museums, cafes and a large park formed around a hill.

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Source: Hans Markus Antson

Tartu is very compact, with most sights, restaurants and nightlife nestled across a couple of parallel streets.

Being the second largest town in Estonia and a hot bed for creative and scientific culture, there is always something on from theatre performances to concerts and festivals.

Did you know, that Tartu is the oldest town in the Baltic States? To get to know Tartu better, go and visit Tartu official travel guide.

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