Tartu In Your Pocket

Tartu has a much-loved nickname, 'The City of Good Thoughts', and it really couldn't be more apt. With a population of roughly 97,000, this is Estonia's second largest city. But it's easily first in terms of brainpower (as home to the nation's foremost university), off-beat hangouts (thanks to all those wacky students) and a relaxed, historical vibe (it's the oldest city in the Baltics).

First-time visitors should turn to our Sightseeing section to find the most fascinating spots in Old Town, Toome Hill and beyond. If you're making a return visit, be sure to check out the amazing Estonian National Museum, which we've featured in the guide, and the up-and-coming hotspots in the Aparaaditehas.

As always, Tartu In Your Pocket provides complete listings of events, museums, restaurants, cafés and nighttime fun, so we suggest you get out there and make a few good thoughts of your own. Enjoy!
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