Tartu Püssirohkukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built using the bricks from the ruins of the medieval Maarja (St Mary’s) Church and the walls of the Episcopal Castle. The high ceiling is the most unique feature of Tartu Püssirohukelder.

Interesting facts: - Püssirohukelder has also belonged to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Tartu that started using the cellar in 1896 to study earthquakes and magnetic phenomena.

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built u

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  • Adequate pub food, poor service.

    Great building for sure. But this place was more of a students beer hall than a nice pub/restaurant. The servers were working hard but service was still slow. Food was nothing special - certainly...

  • Good food in a historic building

    The restaurant's milieu is beautiful and atmosphere great. Service can be a little slow if the restaurant is crowded. However, the staff was friendly and helpful. There are lots of different beers...

  • nice place

    one of the legendary places of Tartu. usually crowded and merry. many students on mondays. try the "Püssirohu punane" - red beer, 6-degrees strong, you like it and later hate in in the morning


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