Tartu Püssirohukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

Lossi tänav 28, Tartu linn, Tartu

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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.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Monday–tuesday, sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday–saturday: 12:00 - 02:00

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Food and drinks

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Located in the centre of Tartu by Toomemägi Hill (behind the Town Hall and Pirogov Park). Entrance from Lossi Street.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By car
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Unique location

The restaurant is housed in an old gun powder cellar, also giving it it's world record for 'pub with the heighest ceiling'. It's a really nice and unique location, with a great atmosphere. They...



Middle-age restaurant

You can find both middle-aged style food and modern dishes. The autenthic design of this place creates really special atmosphere. Food & beer was delicious, and also the staff was very nice :)



Family dinner, NO

Cellar beer is great, but with family you need so much more than good beer. They totally forgot us, when new on-line orders came. Some food already dead cold. French fries in 20 are …not that...

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