Tartu Püssirohukelder (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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    ENG Went for some drinks and food with friends yesterday and the service was great, the barman and the barmaid were very attentive and the service was just great even though they were close to...

  • Must visit !!

    Must visit !! Great pub ! Great staff ! Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. The food was excellent. Would recommend the pork hock , enough to feed 3 people though. A massive selection of beers...

  • Great!

    Very nice and cozy interior. They have an traditional Estonian and international drinks and dishes. Price vs quality was excellent. It is allowed to go with dog inside.


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