City of good thoughts and European capital of culture 2024

Tartu, home to about 100 000 people within an area of 38.8 km2, is the second-largest city in Estonia, situated 185 kilometers south of Tallinn. The Hanseatic city of Tartu, with its prestigious university and abundance of museums, lies on the banks of the Emajõgi River. The first written records of Tartu date from 1030.

Tartu has successfully combined its rich historical heritage and youthful spirit to create Estonia’s intellectual, scientific, and cultural heart. Being a university town – 20% of its inhabitants are students – it is a centre for science and education. Tartu is also the cradle of the Estonian Song Festival, Estonian theatre, and the Estonian state. Tartu is the intellectual capital of Estonia, where the national awakening and culture of Estonia were born.

Here you can find what to do, where to stay and eat in Tartu.

Taxi services in Tartu, find  telephone numbers form Tartu city web site