Town Hall Square in Tartu

Raekoja plats, Tartu

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Tartu Town Hall Square is the trapeze-shaped central square of Tartu, surrounded by classical buildings. The current town hall is the third building that has been erected to that spot. In the 18th century, the square was the location of the most important market in the city – der Grosse Markt, or the Great Market. Since 1998, it has been adorned by the fountain known as the Kissing Students. The Town Hall webcam is available here.
Every day, bells ring out from the tower of the Town Hall. Its 18 bells were forged in the bell foundry in Karlsruhe, Germany, and 16 bells were cast for the 15th anniversary of bell-ringing at the Royal Eijsbouts Belfry in the Netherlands.
A yellow National Geographic window erected in the Town Hall Square represents Tartu as one of the places in Southern Estonia worth discovering.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Raeplats
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Lively and pleasent exoperience

Not too big, but very lively old city, actually it gives impression that Tartu itself is way bigger than it is, with almost capital city vibes with it's streets bustling with people walking...

Linda V

Linda V


Lovely place to visit - with its cobbled streets, green parks and vital nightlife there is a little bit to do or see for everyone. Love architecture ? There is some fantastic buildings to see. Love...



Old City with Secrets

We were sure that we know each part of Tartu old city, but our guide showed us a whole area behind it and we were pleasantly surprised! Visit to Tartu is a really interesting historical journey!

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