Town Hall Square
Tartu’s main square is lined with grand buildings and echoes with the chink of glasses and plates in summer. The centrepiece is the Town...
Tartu University Art Museum
Within the main university building, this collection comprises mainly plaster casts of ancient Greek sculptures made in the 1860s and...
Vein ja Vine
Serving wine and excellent deli snacks, this little bar attracts a slightly older crowd (postgraduates, perhaps) but it still gets...
Upstairs there's a proper restaurant serving pasta and meaty mains, but we prefer the buzzy cafe downstairs. The counter positively...
Raekoja plats · interesting places nearby
Town Hall information
Built between 1782 and 1789, this graceful building was designed by German architect JHB Walter, who modelled it on a typical Dutch town hall. It's topped by a tower and weather vane, and a clock was added to encourage students to be punctual for classes. As well as the council offices, it contains the tourist information centre and a pharmacy.