The City of Tartu is located in the south of Estonia, 180 kilometres south of Tallinn, Estonia's capital. Tartu is easily accessed by car, bus or train and from the summer of 2009, also by air. You can reach Tartu by air via Riga (with AirBaltic) and Tallinn (with Estonian Air). The city is within two and a half hours' drive from Tallinn and its airport.
Tartu is a city of young people - roughly one fifth of its 100 000 inhabitants are university students. The city is graced with a beautiful river and numerous parks. Its neoclassical centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the rail and coach stations. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the University of Tartu's sights and museums.
NEW! Explore the university via the brand new virtual tour!
The virtual tour will take the visitor to the Main Building of the University and its Art Museum, History Museum, Natural History Museum, Library and Botanic Gardens.
The tour allows one to rise up to the tower basis of Tartu Dome Cathedral, admire the plants of the tropical Palm House in the Botanic Gardens and study photo collections of the university's history and science.
The visitor can also virtually experience the Old Observatory, the Old Anatomical Theatre, see memorials or monuments of the people related to the university, take a walk in the beautiful Toome Hill and other city center locations. Tartu Old Observatory will be added to the tour this spring after its renovation works are finished.
The 360-degree tour was created by OÜ VirtuaalStuudio.
More on Tartu:
- Accommodation in Tartu
- Eating out
- Tartu events calendar
- Tartu Museums
- Entertainment and recreation
- Consular information
- Conference tourism