Source: Neil Howard
This leafy town of students, intellectuals and creatives brings back sweet, youthful memories to many who have once toured the city on a bicycle during their student days.
A home to one of Northern Europe’s oldest universities, Tartu has a wealth of museums and an upbeat nightlife. Upon your arrival in Tartu, you are soon welcomed by a statue of kissing students standing in a large Classicist town square nearby museums, cafes and a large park formed around a hill.
Tartu is very compact, with most sights, restaurants and nightlife nestled across a couple of parallel streets. Being the second largest town in Estonia and a hot bed for creative and scientific culture, there is always something on from theatre performances to concerts and festivals.
You don't have to go to a gallery or museum to view art in Estonia - it's all around you.
The acclaimed structure telling Estonia's story is a must-see in South Estonia.
Tartu's best restaurants offer limited-time menus of exotic local delicacies during the month of February.
Free city tours, nature activities, places to visit and events will save you money during your travels.