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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  • Wowow!!!

    Amazing place ... with amazing waitress... the place is si nice atmosphere and cool drinks and it's not expensive! Every Thursday they got a rodeo party... dont miss it

  • Great / Highest Place in Tartu

    An old gun powder cellar now serves as Europe's tallest beer restaurant. Large variety of beer with a bit of Hofbräuhaus atmosphere. But each Thursday bull riding competition and live music. Good...

  • Beer cellar

    Place worth visiting. Place itself is nice and the service is friendly. And Saku beer from tap cannot go wrong. Did not eat, so no food comments. The two huge screens showing movies for kids is mot a...


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