Town Hall Square in Tartu

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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Wander around aged streets

And one of the more interesting streets away from the old centre is Kastani. Include that in your rambling around town....




Nice old city full of historical buildings and places. Amazing churches, beautiful streets, green parks. Clean, friendly and compact city.



Beautiful city

Very cosy with a lot of cafes and shops. I have really nice walk. There are a lot what to see. Spend here at least 2 days.

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