Town Hall Square in Tartu

Raekoja plats, Tartu

View on map

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

  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Raeplats
View on map
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


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!



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...



You'll love exploring

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.

Tutvu pakkuja teiste pakkumistega
Places nearby
View on map
Spaflix Estonia Spaflix Estonia