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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  • Historic building

    Even if you don't eat here you should still have a look inside. Apparently this was some kind a munition storage or something – in the building is very interesting. We were a group of 14. We were...

  • Large group, must see

    There was 12 of us and we were seated together, they had just had a large (60+) group arrive but we were in no rush. Good traditional food. Always tasty. But limited menu from what I remember when...

  • Awesome!

    The interior is amazing, you don't expect to see such a space and atmosphere after walking in. Food is very tasty, nice selection of beers and helpful staff. This was my favourite place in Tartu. You...


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