Toome Hill Park

Toome Hill Park

Toomemäe park, Tartu

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Toome Hill was a gift from Emperor Paul I to the University of Tartu – having previously been used by townsfolk to graze cattle.

Over hundreds of years, it had been the central point of the local population, later becoming the site of an episcopal castle – the heart of medieval Tartu. In the early decades of the 19th century, it was turned into a public park on the initiative of the university’s plantation committee, with alleys of trees, roads, and bridged gulleys. Along with the anatomical theatre, observatory, and clinic, it formed the intellectual focal point of Tartu.

There are several playgrounds and the park is accessible by a stroller.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Food and drinks

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
  • On foot only
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Mike J

Mike J


Probably worth visiting in summer but rather disappointing in November when the trees have shed most of their leaves and they now litter the ground and there were no flowers at all. A good place to...

Philip P

Philip P

Enjoy the environment.

This is an automatic "included" if you visit the former cathedral/library, now the university museum. Well set-up and maintained place, nice to walk. The only "but", apart from the rain, are the...



Very nice walk

A very nice place to walk, especially in a beautiful autumn day. There are many interesting monuments and buildings and also views over the city.

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