Town Hall Square in Tartu

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. Town Hall webcam is available here.
Every day, bells ring out from the tower of the Town Hall; its 18 bells were manufactured 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.

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 i

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  • Beautiful and charming

    We loved Tartu Old Town - it is very vibrant, lovely, neat and full of cafes and bars. On Friday we were lucky to listen to some concert (orchestra, that played just on the street) and on...

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    A great place to spend the day wandering the cobblestone streets, enjoying a coffee or dinner. Have your camera as you will be inspired to snap, snap, snap.

  • The old town that never gets old

    Estonia overall is a beaty in the autumn. So is the old town of Tartu. The Tilted house, the remains of the church with the museum there is so much to see. It was bombarded to a bare minimum during...


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