Tartu and South-Estonia - a varied and magical destination
The landscape of southern Estonia is the richest in terms of its varied make-up in Estonia. In addition, as so many activities are offered by the region, it is certainly one of the most diversified destinations in this country. Tartu, in its turn, is the proud capital of this magical and unique region.
Tartu unites the cosiness of a nice small town with the rich depth of possibilities that are offered by a big city, being able to simultaneously provide high-level culture, perfect entertainment, the best catering venues, and active holiday options both in the city and, more broadly, across the southern Estonia region.
The Vanemuine Theatre and Concert Hall, the AHHAA Science Centre and the University of Tartu Museum, Tartu’s Black Nights Film Festival, and a niche event for a younger target group called the Battle of EST, plus the New Year’s Eve’s Ball, the idyllic Toomemägi district, and also the Christmas Town on Town Hall Square are only some of places and events that make Tartu worth visiting. Numerous cosy cafés and many excellent restaurants, in which the depth of quality may be compared to that of the big European cities, while at times perhaps surpassing it. Moreover, music lounges and clubs for fans of classical, pop, and alternative music are widely available. The winter capital, Otepää, is not far away, and neither are the magical Seto and Mulgimaa regions. There are many reasons to come to Tartu and South-Estonia (and these reasons only become more numerous over time).
SA Tartumaa Turism, member of the supervisory board
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Personal pocket guide to Tartu
PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival
Opening festivities in the winter capital, Otepää
New Year’s Eve on the Suur-Munamägi
31.12. Suur-Munamägi, Haanja, Võru County
44th Tartu Marathon
21.02. Otepää/ Elva
42nd Haanja Marathon
Students Spring Days
The Night of Museums
14.05. South-Estonia counties