Top things to do in Võru

Museum in Võru

Dr F R Kreutzwald Memorial Museum

Võru’s most interesting museum is set in the house where the great man lived and worked as a doctor from 1833 to 1877. Built in 1793, it's one of the oldest houses in town and there’s a lovely garden at the rear. Di…
Church in Võru

St Catherine’s Lutheran Church

Dedicated to the early Christian martyr Catherine but named in honour of Tsarina Catherine the Great, Võru's main Lutheran church was completed in 1793, only nine years after the town was founded. The pyramid over t…
Church in Võru

St Catherine’s Orthodox Church

Like it's Lutheran cousin, Võru's main Orthodox church is dedicated to St Catherine as a nod to the town's founder Catherine the Great. Completed in 1804, its elegant neoclassical design is topped with distinctly Ru…
Cafe in Võru

Spring Cafe

If you’re hankering for something a little less pubby, a little more cafe-bar, this slick lakeside spot should do more than satisfy. It has a pretty terrace, a brick-and-timber dining room, and a loungey 2nd floor w…
Museum in Võru

Võru County Museum

Housed in one of the town’s ugliest buildings, this museum has mildly interesting exhibits on regional history and culture. Captions are in Estonian and Russian but an English translation booklet is provided. There'…
Cinema in Võru

Võru Kannel

The garden behind this cultural centre hosts occasional concerts and folk festivals, while the centre itself acts as the town’s cinema and theatre. Check with the tourist office to see if anything’s on while you’re …
Antiques in Võru


One of Estonia’s best antiques stores and a fun place to browse, even if you already have enough WWII helmets, scythes, sleigh bells, Soviet matchbooks and wooden beer steins.
Cultural in Võru

Võru Folklore Festival

This mid-July festival is the biggest and brightest event on the local calendar – five days full of dancers, singers and musicians decked out in colourful traditional dress.
Pub in Võru

Õlle 17

This convivial sports pub is a popular meeting place and drinking hole for locals, with a pool table, big-screen TV, back terrace and comprehensive pub-grub menu.