Tartu as UNESCO's City of Literature – a guided literary walk

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Tartu has the great honour of being one of UNESCO's Cities of Literature and Tartu truly deserves this title!

Would you like to know how Tartu is reflected in literature and which places can be linked to various literary works, authors, and literary history? If the answer is 'yes', you should join us in our literary walk in Tartu!
Meet old friends from the world of literature, discuss various topics, and discover wonderful forgotten treasures during the literary walk in Tartu Old Town!

The tour price includes a guide and a day programme prepared specially for you.

Sites along route
  • 1

    Starting point

    Tartu Visitor Centre

    Tourist information centres

    Raekoja plats 1a, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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  • 2
    Town Hall Square in Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats, Tartu

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  • 3
    The Leaning House of Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Raekoja plats 18, Tartu linn, Tartu 51004

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  • 4
    Model of Kivisild

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Raekoja plats, Tartu linn, Tartu

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  • 5
    Statue of Oskar Luts

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Vabaduse puiestee, Tartu

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  • 6
    Kalevipoeg – War of Independence Monument

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Vabaduse puiestee, Tartu linn, Tartu

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  • 7
    Main building of the University of Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Ülikooli tänav 18, Tartu linn, Tartu 50090

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  • 8
    Tartu St. John’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

    Historical buildings

    Jaani tänav 5, Tartu linn, Tartu 51007

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  • 9
    Antonius Courtyard

    Historical buildings

    Lutsu tänav 5, Tartu linn, Tartu 51006

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  • 10
    Tartu Cathedral

    Ruins & Historic Sites

    Lossi tänav 25, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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  • 11
    Monument to Karl Ernst von Baer

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Lai tänav-Toomemägi, Tartu linn, Tartu

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  • 12
    Monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Toomemäe park, Tartu

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  • 13
    Tartu Angel’s Bridge (Inglisild)

    Historical buildings

    Lossi tänav, Tartu

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  • 14
    Devil’s Bridge in Tartu

    Historical buildings

    Lossi tänav 19, Tartu 51003

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  • 15
    Tartu Püssirohukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

    Historical buildings

    Lossi tänav 28, Tartu linn, Tartu 51003

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  • 16
    'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain

    Sculptures & Monuments

    Raekoja plats, Tartu

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Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

  • Group price:

    from

    245 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

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Getting there

The beginning and ending point of the tour is the Town Hall Square. The exact location will be agreed upon with the service provider before the start of the guided tour.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Coordinates
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