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 (such as Estonian National Museum) 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.
See what's new at Estonia's most popular family-friendly museums like the Seaplane Harbour, AHHAA Science Centre, National Museum and more.
The main concert of Tartu Song Festival takes place at Tartu Song Festival Grounds on 22 June 2019
Insider's guide to sales and discounts in Estonian shopping centres this season.
Have you been there, done that, or are you totally new to Tartu? Here's what you can cover in just a day.