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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    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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    nice place to visit and it is very easy to get round and there is also plenty to see but you can pack it all in one day. take a walk along the river and take time to sit and watch life going by. the...

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