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Address: Tartu, Estonia
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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The location given on the map is incorrect by about 1 km. This site and the one called "Tartu Town Hall Square" are actually the same thing, just different names. The town hall is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hangzhou, China
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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The location given on the map is incorrect by about 1 km. This site and the one called "Tartu Town Hall Square" are actually the same thing, just different names. The town hall is the center of the old city. The map for Tartu Town Hall Square shows the correct location. The central focal point is the Kissing Students fountain... More 

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Lohja, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well signposted, countless statues and prestigious buildings, lots of interesting details. The streets are cobblestone so choose a decent pair of shoes. The river, bridges, pedestrian areas and the lush green parks on river side create the final touch.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A few minutes walk from Antonius Hotel. Everything to see is within walking distance. Many restaurants in the area and full of life. There was a concert on the pedestrian zone on the Saturday evening after the Tartu triathlon.

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Roma, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Walking around in Tartu Old City will take you just a couple of hours, as most attractions are concentrated in a small area. Nonetheless, the walk will be relaxing and interesting, and you will certainly appreciate some nice spots as the main square and the hill behind it. I suggest you to get a local guide (Estonians are extremely proud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you visit Tartu in summertime, the old city is very alive. Due to the University-life in Tartu, you will find that there are very much young people both day and night time. There are lots of cafés, bars and restaurants close to the walking street in the center. You can also find at least one vinoteq if interested. Old... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The integrity of the old town appears to have been fairly well adhered to. Tourist signage to all sights is excellent. The visual pollution from advertising etc has been kept to a minimum. Look out for the eclectic variety of cycle stands and traffic bollards. The old town is very pedestrian friendly.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had a stopover enroute to Cesis, this town is full of energy. There was a cycling event in town that day when I visited and you can see a lot of people along the roads cheering. Lovely town with lots of nice restaurants. The tourist information desk provides a walking guide around the town but it will take up 1-2... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Comparing to the old town of Tallinn, which I have visited a several times, the old city of Tartu is smaller, but also has a more authentic feel in it. You can actually enjoy it alone, at least in May. Nice restaurants and bars, beautiful old university buildings, churches and town hall, plus a recommended university botanical garden (outdoors free... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I really like Tartu, it is charming little city, where you do not feel the pressure and high speed of life. You can just walk and think. Believe me, when you are walking in Tartu, you think positive thoughts, because you have time for it, you have your own personal space around you, no-one will interrupt you, if you want... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited Tartu for the first time and it was very positive suprise even though had read quite a number of information in advance. The old town is so compact that everything is within 15 min walking distance! The old town is built with 1-3 floor high buidnings, beautiful mixture of wooden houses and stone buidnings from 1800 century. Shopping is... More 

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Address: Tartu, Estonia
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu

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