Tartu guide

This leafy town of students, intellectuals and creatives brings back sweet, youthful memories to many who have once toured the city on a bicycle during their student days.

A home to one of Northern Europe’s oldest universities, Tartu has a wealth of museums and an upbeat nightlife. Upon your arrival in Tartu, you are soon welcomed by a statue of kissing students standing in a large Classicist town square nearby museums, cafes and a large park formed around a hill.

Tartu is very compact, with most sights, restaurants and nightlife nestled across a couple of parallel streets. Being the second largest town in Estonia and a hot bed for creative and scientific culture, there is always something on from theatre performances to concerts and festivals.


Tartu is a city that promotes innovation via competitive enterprises, an attractive investment environment and the facilitation entrepreneurship and knowledge-based production and services. With a leading role at education and research, the human capital is the driving force of Tartu's growth over the centuries. With a pool of great talent, many ICT companies and startups have started from here or moved their development centres here. To name a few Microsoft and Skype, Playtech, Fortumo and Mooncascade. Tartu is considered as Silicon Valley of Estonia.

You can find more information about Tartu's opportunities at Visittartu.com