Tartu’s main square is deliciously impressive, lined with grand buildings and echoing with the chink of glasses and plates in summer....
Toomemägi, rising behind the Town Hall, is a splendidly landscaped park, with walking paths meandering through the trees. This hill is...
University Art Museum
The collection comprises mainly plaster casts of ancient Greek sculptures made in Europe in the 1860s and 1870s, along with an Egyptian...
This New Wave-inspired jazz vault attracts an artsy crowd who cluster around tables for lively conversations. Live jams happen during...
Definitely a place to impress a date, this sexy, black-walled restaurant-cum-vinoteque is a fine place for wining, dining and...
Raekoja plats · interesting places nearby
Town Hall information
At the town centre on Raekoja plats is the Town Hall. Built between 1782 and 1789, it's topped by a tower and weather vane, and fronted by a statue of lovers kissing under a spouting umbrella. The building's design came courtesy of the German architect JHB Walter, who modelled it on a typical Dutch town hall. A clock was added to encourage students to be punctual for classes.