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Join Sandra in Tartu, the bohemian university city!

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Tartu

Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia

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Join Sandra to explore Tartu, the bohemian university city and the intellectual capital of Estonia. Located in South Estonia, Tartu is just 2,5 hours from the capital Tallinn and 3,5 hours from Riga.

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The most famous statue: The Kissing Students

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Town Hall square

Tartu, Tartu maakond, Estonia

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The most iconic symbol of Tartu - the Kissing Students Fountain is located at the Town Hall Square. There you'll also find the tourist information centre and many cosy cafes from where you can admire the lovely architecture.

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Use the Smart Bike Share to move around.

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Pirogov Park

4.7 star(199 Google reviews)
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Tartu, Tartu maakond

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Monday:

Open 24 hours

Tuesday:

Open 24 hours

Wednesday:

Open 24 hours

Thursday:

Open 24 hours

Friday:

Open 24 hours

Saturday:

Open 24 hours

Sunday:

Open 24 hours

As Tartu is a small city, thus it's very convenient to move around on a bike. Get your bike from the city's Smart Bike Share Network, where you'll find both e-bikes and regular ones.

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Welcome to the University of Tartu!

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University of Tartu

4.8 star(552 Google reviews)
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18 Ülikooli
Tartu, Tartu maakond

The first university in Estonia - the University of Tartu was founded already in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. Still, on the top of its game, the University of Tartu belongs to the top 3% of the world's universities. The neoclassical Main Building from the 19th century is a prominent landmark in Tartu and also houses the University of Tartu Art Museum.

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Float down the river Emajõgi on a medieval boat - barge 'Jõmmu'.

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Emajõgi

4.8 star(85 Google reviews)
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Emajõgi or 'Mother's River' flows through Tartu. The medieval-style boat, barge 'Jõmmu' takes you on a trip through history as well as the city. The Emajõe barge is a unique wooden trading vessel. In Estonia, these boats sailed the inland waters for more than 600 years – from the 14th until the middle of the 20th century. Thus contributing greatly to the prosperity of several Estonian towns, especially Tartu.

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Meet the crew - Priit and Kalle!

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Emajõe Lodjakoda

4.7 star(147 Google reviews)
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98 Ujula
Tartu, Tartu maakond

The medieval barge 'Jõmmu' cruises around Tartu, lake Peipus and other bigger Estonian lakes and rivers. You can join a regular ride or book the whole boat for yourself!

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Explore our roots and discover something about your own at The Estonian National Museum.

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Estonian National Museum

4.7 star(4.3K Google reviews)
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2 Muuseumi tee
Tartu, Tartu maakond

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Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The very centre of national heritage - The Estonian National Museum is located in Tartu. Stunning architecture and interactive exhibitions make the visit worthy of your time!

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The Upside Down House is fun for kids and the kid-minded.

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Tagurpidi Maja (Peapeal OÜ)

4.6 star(2.4K Google reviews)
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86 Roosi
Tartu, Tartu maakond

Open daily until 6:00 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday:

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Upside Down House gets the whole family excited.

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Discover an art gallery on the streets.

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Karlova

Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia

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Tartu is known as a city rich in street art – at almost every step, you can encounter contemporary interpretation of art through graffiti and colourful messages. The meanings of the latter are both political and satirical, but they all adorn the cityscape in their unique way. Take a self-guided street art tour or Google 'Pseudotours' for a guided experience - Tartu streets offer many pearls.

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The cultural hotspot: Aparaaditehas or 'The Widget Factory'.

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Aparaaditehas

4.7 star(480 Google reviews)
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42 Kastani
Tartu, Tartu maakond

Open daily until 11:30 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Tuesday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Wednesday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Thursday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Friday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Saturday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Sunday:

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Welcome to the Widget Factory - Aparaaditehas. Its industrial interiors and hipster vibes bring together design and art shops, a unique and cosy bookshop, cool restaurants, galleries and several event venues. There is also a community repair space called Paranduskelder ('Repair Basement')

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Tartu is the 2024 European Capital of Culture

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Town Hall square

Tartu, Tartu maakond, Estonia

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Tartu, the university city of Estonia, will be the European Capital of Culture 2024. The years leading up to this will be fun-packed full of events showcasing the historical and cultural heritage of Estonia's second-largest town.

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