University of Tartu main building, look closely
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Would you like to know how to enjoy a great time at Tartu, Estonia? Here are some tips on places you should visit, festivals you could attend and activities you could do while vacationing on this beautiful city. If you want to stay young, this is definitely the place to go. The city of Tartu is known to be a university town with lots of young people roaming about the streets. It is also known as the “City of good thoughts” because of the balance of modern and rich culture and history of the place.

Tartu is a city of many festivals. There is a great balance of folk and modern culture here because of the events and activities that will occupy your time while you are staying here. The mornings are best spent either hiking, spend time canoeing at the Emajoe Paadimees, do some sports or go biking. You can also visit museums like St. Anthony’s Court, Museum of the 19th Century Citizen of Tartu, Science Center, Tartu Brewery Museum and the Estonian National Museum.

At night you can visit their restaurants and cafes. If you feel like going dancing or drinking, there are nightclubs scattered all over the place.

If you want to make the most out of your visit, you can also go fishing, wall climbing and go sailing in the summer. Winter at Tartu is best spent skiing.

If you would like to witness first hand the city’s cultural main event, go there around June for St. Peter and Paul’s Day where lots of entertainment activities take place.

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