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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  • Must visit restaurant in historical place

    If you have to choose one place to eat in Tartu - choose Pussirohukelder. Located in former powder depot 100 meters away from central square. Absolutely unique place both from historical and...

  • An atmospheric cellar bar restaurant

    The cellar bar was very atmospheric, with tasty and reasonably priced food. Portions were big, beer was cheap and cold and the service was friendly. The space is an attraction on its own right, so...

  • Just arrived

    This is a splendid place to have a meal. Although it was a Monday evening and there were not so many people. The staff speaks English but not fantastic. The food is good


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