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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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  • great if you are a young student

    We decided to have a drink in the pub with the highest ceiling in the world. The venue is indeed impressive. The portions are huge, a "small" beer is half a liter for only 3 euro. The pub was very...

  • Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, good beer

    This former gunpowder-cellar has for years been a well-loved restaurant that offers cozy atmosphere, tasty food and some very good beer. Worth paying a visit.

  • Unique place lacking in finess

    Supposedly the tallest beer-cellar in the world, the Gunpowder cellar is a special place if you have not been there before. The high ceiling, the interior, the brick walls.. If you have, however...


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