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Webcam in Tartu shows the second largest city in Estonia and one of the oldest cities in the Baltics. It is rightfully the cultural and intellectual center of the country. In Tartu, which is shown in the online broadcast, there is a huge number of museums, historical and architectural monuments. The city annually attracts thousands of tourists with its famous University of Tartu (one of the oldest in Northern Europe), the ruins of a majestic medieval cathedral, and the entertainment and science center AHHAA science. There are rumors that in the city you can meet the “Tartu ghost”, whose favorite place of deployment is the Supilinn (“Soup City”) area, on the Toome hill.
In our online camera, in real time, you can see such sights as the Old Town Hall and the charming “Kissing Students” fountain, which fits perfectly into the romantic atmosphere of Tartu.
The Town Hall Square in the webcam is the “face” of the city, reflecting its solemn spirit. It appeared in 1767 and for centuries has been the center of the city and a trading square. It connected the Toome hill fort and the river port. Interestingly, the first medieval town hall has not survived to this day, and the new one shown in the web camera is already the third in this place. In addition to beautiful architecture, the square in the online camera attracts guests with a large number of entertainments: it is here that events take place, tourists rest and locals meet.
The old town of Tartu, where the live streaming takes place from, is filled with cozy cafes, authentic shops and all sorts of sights.
The second most popular place in Tartu after the Town Hall in the webcam is the Toomemägi Hill (in Toome Park) and the ruins of the Dome Cathedral of Peter and Paul (13-15th centuries) – a majestic Gothic religious building crowning the ancient settlement – the place where Tartu was founded. It is known that this temple was the largest in the entire Baltic region, but during the Reformation and the Livonian War of the 16th century, it was almost destroyed. The altar part of the cathedral was later rebuilt into the university library, and later the Museum of History was founded here. Today the Towers of the Dome Cathedral can be visited from May 1 to September 30. Climbing up to the observation decks of the towers, there is an excellent opportunity to explore Tartu and its surroundings.
Another medieval architectural monument in Tartu, where there is a live broadcast comes from, is the St. John’s Church of the 14th century. The temple has a unique graceful design: the exterior and interior of the church are decorated with numerous decorative details made of terracotta – baked clay.
The building of the University of Tartu is an important architectural landmark around which the city in live camera was built up. The educational institution, comdtructed in 1804-1809, dates back to 1630, when the first gymnasium, which was transformed into a university, appeared in Tartu (formerly Dorpat).
Not far from Tartu, the center of which you see in the online camera, there are Old Believer churches on the shores of Lake Peipus, Alatskivi Castle, an observatory on Tyravere Hill, the Estonian Aviation Museum and the Estonian Museum of Agriculture.
Other notable museums in Tartu include the 19th century Tartu Citizens’ Museum, the University of Tartu Art Museum, the KGB Cells Museum, the Oskar Luts House Museum, the Tartu Toy Museum, the Old Anatomicum building (1803-1805) and the observatory.
Travelers with children, being in Tartu in this web camera, should definitely visit the Aura Keskus Water Park. In addition to the giant pool, there is a so-called “paddling pool” for the little ones, two curved slides, water slides, caves with a jacuzzi, a waterfall, pearl baths, Turkish, aroma and steam baths.