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What to see in Tartu?

Tartu is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture. As the oldest city in the Baltic States, Tartu offers something to see around every corner – especially in the unique heart of the city.

Tartu Raekoja plats

City center of Tartu

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Printable map of Tartu

Tartu is a university town. The University of Tartu – Estonia’s largest and most traditional university – was established
as far back as in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Today the city is home
to several highly-ranked universities and educational institutions.

Take University of Tartu Virtual Tour.

The Spring Student Days, involving an entire week of crazy activities and competitions, give Tartu’s entire population a chance to feel young again.
Tartu is also called ‘the city of good thoughts’

At the Estonian National Museum  you can learn about the culture and history of the country as a whole, as well as of other Finno-Ugric peoples.

Look around at museum.

 Estonian National Museum

Estonian National Museum
Photo: Arp Karm