Just 35-minutes from the competiton venue is Tartu - a city with a rich history and cultural heritage, an inventive and creative future. The city has intertwined its legacy with innovation and modern solutions, drawing inspiration from the past, present and future. Its positively eccentric and imaginative spirit is visible in all facets of the city, e.g an avant-garde building of Estonian National Museum, wooden districts Karlova and Supilinn (’Soup town’), fantasy-filled street art, Soviet-era factory complex and an developing culture factory Aparaaditehas (’Widget Factory’).
Photo: Tarmo Haud
In addition to Estonian National Museum, the largest museum in Estonia with nearly 6,000 m² of exhibition space that invites you to discover the everyday life of Estonians throughout history and to learn about the life of the Finno-Ugric peoples, Tartu offers a wide selection of museums. Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum gives you an overview of sports history you can also test your skills in tug of war and cycling simulators, take part in virtual Olympics and much more. If you want to surprise yourself, the AHHAA Science Centre offers science, excitement, adventure, and fun for everyone.
If you love to challenge yourself then try your hand at motocross and karting in Lange Motokeskus or get new experiences and great photos at the Upside Down House. If you love to relax, enjoy yourself in V-Spa, the biggest and most modern spa in South Estonia. Enjoyable saunas and awesome attractions also await in Aura Water Centre. People who enjoy restaurant and food culture will be happy to know that Tartu has lots of cosy cafés and restaurants that offer both national dishes and a variety of world cuisines.
A lot of fun and unique events take place in Tartu all year round, giving you even more reasons to visit the city. Whether you are interested in history, culture, science, food or sports – there is something for everyone!
More information about Tartu is provided by Visit Estonia.
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