The oldest city in Estonia, Tartu seamlessly integrates the old and the new. Medieval and classical buildings rise side to side with modern structures, and the historical university brings thousands of new students to the city every year.
The intellectual capital of Estonia, Tartu has a vibrant cultural scene with concert venues, exhibition halls, museums and theatres on every corner; charming little cafes as well as various pubs and restaurants offer everyone their own favourite milieu.
In a small city full of parks and greens, locals naturally like to walk a lot or use bikes to traverse lengthy bicycle roads. The city is divided in two halves by the Emajõgi River, crossed by seven elegant bridges, giving Tartu the nickname of “Athens-upon-Emajõgi”.