Tartu and South-Estonia Newsletter
Summer 2015

Tartu - a place for grandiose ideas and fruitful meetings

Tartu is an international city, hosting active exchanges of scientists in the information technology sector and in the robust center of medicine and science. Add to this mix, colorful and exciting cultural events, international ventures and cozy outdoor cafes that will attract more and more people to Tartu in the summer.

Otepää golf course with its magnificent hilly landscape in South Estonia is a must visit for golfers. The Viljandi Folk Music Festival and the International Hanseatic Days are held at the same time and satisfy the needs of the most demanding vacationers and visitors appreciating culture and entertainment.

Tartu is the meeting point for mixing business and culture, innovation with ethnic heritage, research and the free flight of thought with the possibilities and the chances. For the possibilities to come true, it is now possible to fly every day fast and easy to Helsinki and back, and to perceive that the world is closer than ever before to South-Estonians.

Those of you, however, who do not have the heart to fly on holiday from the beautifully summery homeland, visit the Tartu Aviation Museum located near the airport and become involved in the versatile activities, educational initiatives and fascinating spectacles on Estonian Aviation Days - June 6-7.

  Urmas Klaas
Mayor of Tartu

What’s happening in Tartu? 2015 ENG
“Our Tartu” ENG
Nature Reserves and Hiking Trails in Tartu County ENG
North-Tartu County Tour ENG
South-Tartu County Tour ENG
Cultural Vacation in Tartu and in Tartu County ENG
Family Vacation in Tartu and Tartu County ENG
Tartu County image publication (Tartu County) ENG
Tartu – conference city with spirit ENG
South-Estonia - A guide for culture lovers ENG
South-Estonia - A guide for all friends of nature ENG

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Summer 2015

35. International Hanseatic Days in Viljandi
04.–07.06 Viljandi

Estonian Aviation Days 2015
06.–07.06. Lange, Tartu County

Seto Folk
26.-28.06. Setomaa

Põltsamaa Castle Day
4.07. Põltsamaa

17.–19.07. Auto24 Rally Estonia 2015

17.–19.07. South-Estonia

European Road Championships
5.–9.08. Tartu

Kallaste Onion Fair

29.08. Kallaste

Tartu Rally 2015

25.–26.09. Tartu

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Living on the border between two worlds - South-Estonia through a yellow window

Six counties in South Estonia opened the route for visitors, "Life on the border between two worlds," which calls to peruse the region's rich cultural heritage, marvelous nature and innovative businesses.

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Tartu is looking into a hardworking conference summer

Tartu is an attractive destination and a suitable place for conferences. This summer will take place a number of international conferences.

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Tartu, City of Literature

This year, the city of Tartu submits its candidacy for the UNESCO Creative Cities network in the category of the City of Literature. The global UNESCO Creative Cities Network was established in 2004 and it currently brings together 69 cities around the world for the purposes of mutual co-operation, local and international development of different cultural sectors and preservation and promotion of cultural heritage.

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New and interesting products and services  


The summer season of the University of Tartu Museum introduces the icon tradition and takes a look at the solar eclipse

The University of Tartu museum opens the summer season on 1 May with the Crazy Scientist’s family day, which invites visitors to take part in an adventure to the mysterious backstage of the world of movie making. There are plenty of exciting activities throughout the entire summer as well.

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Aha, Top Secret!

Now you can become a secret agent as well! Your mission awaits you at Science Centre AHHAA (Tartu, Estonia), starting from 7 May 2015.

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Cultural experience in the renewed hotels London and Pallas

Hotels London and Pallas will cooperate this summer with various cultural events in Tartu and Tartu County to provide a favorable opportunity to combine enjoyable entertainment with a summer vacation.

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Spend an active vacation in South-Estonia!

Tartu and South-Estonia offer great possibilities for spending an active vacation from spring to autumn. Sports fans are warmly welcome to cycling, running and inline skating events.

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Soomaa National Park
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